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* New climate change data causes hysterical protests threatening political stability around the world.
* Biotechnology is used to build new kinds of weapons of mass destruction and these weapons are deployed at least once. This includes the possibility of the special case of adapted organism weapons developed to attack mono-culture agriculture.
I've never heard of this millenium project, but it is written on the bottom of the pages in the pdf in the OP. Who is the millenium project?
Originally posted by bknapple32
I dont get it. I found this on google.
just by copying and pasting a random sentence from the op...
it says millennium project.
I SMELL HOAX
The Millennium Project is a global participatory futures research think-tank organized as an independent, interdisciplinary, transinstitutional, and multicultural information system, providing an international capacity for early warning and analysis of global long-range issues, opportunities, and strategies. It is a “strategic global intelligence” that interconnects global and local perspectives through its network of 32 Nodes. The purposes of The Millennium Project are to assist in organizing futures research, to improve thinking about the future, and to make that thinking available through a variety of media for consideration in policymaking, advanced training, public education, and feedback -- ideally to accumulate wisdom about potential futures.
Originally posted by D0MiNAT0R 1OOO
reply to post by bknapple32
Take a look at the sponsor page from the Millenium -Project
(SPONSORS AND AFFILIATED INSTITUTIONS)
Rockefeller Foundation is involved here since 1996
and of course MONSANTO and The World Bank
[edit on 23-12-2009 by D0MiNAT0R 1OOO]
Originally posted by wx4caster
its pretty much a diverse field of people being asked a bunch of questions about how they see the future lol...
This report is the result of a Delphi study chartered to explore future environmental security issues having potential military implications over the period of the Army Transformation.
Nothing evil or anything. The document isn't even classified.
In a mature form, molecular nanotechnology will enable the construction of bacterium-scale self-replicating mechanical robots that can feed on dirt or other organic matter [22-25]. Such replicators could eat up the biosphere or destroy it by other means such as by poisoning it, burning it, or blocking out sunlight. A person of malicious intent in possession of this technology might cause the extinction of intelligent life on Earth by releasing such nanobots into the environment.
The technology to produce a destructive nanobot seems considerably easier to develop than the technology to create an effective defense against such an attack (a global nanotech immune system, an “active shield” ). It is therefore likely that there will be a period of vulnerability during which this technology must be prevented from coming into the wrong hands. Yet the technology could prove hard to regulate, since it doesn’t require rare radioactive isotopes or large, easily identifiable manufacturing plants, as does production of nuclear weapons .
Even if effective defenses against a limited nanotech attack are developed before dangerous replicators are designed and acquired by suicidal regimes or terrorists, there will still be the danger of an arms race between states possessing nanotechnology. It has been argued  that molecular manufacturing would lead to both arms race instability and crisis instability, to a higher degree than was the case with nuclear weapons. Arms race instability means that there would be dominant incentives for each competitor to escalate its armaments, leading to a runaway arms race. Crisis instability means that there would be dominant incentives for striking first. Two roughly balanced rivals acquiring nanotechnology would, on this view, begin a massive buildup of armaments and weapons development programs that would continue until a crisis occurs and war breaks out, potentially causing global terminal destruction. That the arms race could have been predicted is no guarantee that an international security system will be created ahead of time to prevent this disaster from happening. The nuclear arms race between the US and the USSR was predicted but occurred nevertheless.