The Millennium Project is a global network of futurists and other thinkers looking for ways to solve the world’s most pressing problems. Supported by a variety of public and private agencies and operating in 50 different countries, they’ve defined 15 Global Challenges which they deem as especially urgent. On this episode we discuss two of them: the issue of peace and conflict in the world, and the need for sustainable agriculture. There are two guests. Brock Hinzmann is Chairman of the Silicon Valley Node of the Millennium Project. A 30 year veteran of SRI International, he’s considered an expert at anticipating future trends. Charles Ostman is a long time participant in the Millennium Project. A veteran of Los Alamos National Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley Lab, he’s also the cofounder of a company called General Hydroponics. Martin Wasserman hosts.
Divided into 3 shorter segments
Segment 1 Discussion of the mission and purpose of the Millennium Project
Segment 2 Discussion of the difficulties involved in making peace, especially in the Middle East.
Segment 3 A discussion of how nanotechnology is converging with biotechnology to produce greater crop yields in less space than ever before.