Jose Cordeiro
Jose Luis Cordeiro is a futurist, energy expert, and Professor of Energy at Singularity University, a Silicon Valley think tank.
Jose is a world citizen in our small planet in a big unknown universe. He was born in Latin America from European parents, was educated in Europe and North America, and has worked extensively in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. He is chair of the Venezuelan Node of the Millennium Project, Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of Developing Economies (IDE – JETRO) in Tokyo, and Founding Faculty and Energy Advisor at Singularity University (SU) in NASA Ames Research Park, Silicon Valley, California. He has lectured as an Invited Professor at several major institutions, from MIT in the USA and Sophia University in Japan to the Institute for Higher Studies in Administration (IESA) and the Central University of Venezuela (UCV), where he created the first formal courses of Futures Studies (“Prospectiva”) and the Austrian School of Economics in Venezuela.

Jose has spoken at [email protected], Singularity Summit, World Future Society, The Economist, HumanityPlus, many TEDx presentations in 6 countries and in 3 languages, and many other major international events.  He is also constantly being invited to speak at organisations in the finance, energy, technology, medical / chemical sectors.

Jose has authored and coauthored several books. El Desafío Latinoamericano, his first book, is a continental bestseller originally published by McGraw-Hill and is used in more than 100 universities in the hemisphere. The second Spanish edition is now available completely free in electronic form by the author, who is also donating his book royalties. Arturo Uslar Pietri, the most universal and respected Venezuelan of the 20th century, described the other two books of Mr. Cordeiro with the following words: “as important to Venezuela as the independence battle of Carabobo” (The Great Taboo) and “an impressive work that describes the grave economic malady… of Venezuela” (La Segunda Muerte de Bolívar). He has authored other books about Ecuador (La Segunda Muerte de Sucre) and Mexico (¿Pesos o Dólares?), and about special topics like education (Benesuela vs. Venezuela), energy (Energía para el Desarrollo de América del Sur andCenários Energéticos 2020, in Portuguese) and transhumanism (2020: Transhuman & Economy of the Future, in Korean). His most recent books are Latinoamérica 2030 with the Millennium Project and Crisis 危機: (Financial) Danger and (Monetary) Opportunity with Spanish economist Ramón Tamames. He has written more than 10 books and co-written over 20 more in five languages, including sections of the State of the Future with the Millennium Project.

Topics:
  • The Future of Technology and the Technology of the Future
  • Humanism, Transhumanism, Posthumanism
  • 15 Global Challenges according to the Millennium Project
  • The Future of Energy: the “Energularity” and the “Enernet”
  • Long-Term Economic and Demographic Perspectives around the World
  • The Technological Singularity and the End of the Human Age
  • The Death of Death: Is Physical Immortality Possible? When? How?
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