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[[File:Cordeiro1.jpg|thumb|right|Mr. Cordeiro, 2016]]
{{#ev:youtube|https://youtu.be/pXLAgVImGsg|500|right|Singularity Weblog - June 2017 During our 45 min conversation with Jose Cordeiro, we cover a variety of interesting topics such as: why he is a futurist, transhumanist, singularitarian and energularian; living in the best time to live and always travelling; escaping one dictatorship after another and becoming a citizen of the world; the biggest issues of our time; what is a kaka and why talking and even humanity might be the kaka’s of the future; the Longevity and Cryonics Summit in Madrid and the upcoming RAAD Festival in San Diego; the story of Spain from non-plus-ultra to plus-ultra; the religious complications of life extension and cryonics; immortality, amortality and receiving death-treats; Jose Cordeiro’s upcoming book The Death of Death; his seminal meetings with Arthur C. Clarke and Isaac Asimov; why the world will be a better place tomorrow. - Nikola Danaylov<ref>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXLAgVImGsg</ref>}}
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'''José Luis Cordeiro''' is an [[economist]], and [[futurist]].
 
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He was born in Caracas, Venezuela from European parents who emigrated from Madrid during the Franco dictatorship. Educated in Europe and North America; he has studied, visited and worked in over one-hundred and thirty countries on five continents.<ref>[http://www.cordeiro.org/ Personal website]</ref>
'''José Luis Cordeiro''' 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 has studied, visited and worked in over 130 countries in 5 continents.<ref>Cordeiro.org</ref>
 
  
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==Education==
 
<blockquote>"José studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, USA, where he earned his Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) and Master of Science (M.Sc.) degrees in Mechanical Engineering, with a minor in Economics and Languages. His thesis consisted of a dynamic modeling for NASA’s Freedom Space Station (the International Space Station of today). He later studied International Economics and Comparative Politics at Georgetown University in Washington, USA, and then obtained his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) at the Institut Européen d’ Administration des Affaires (INSEAD) in Fontainebleau, France, where he majored in Finance and Globalization.
 
<blockquote>"José studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, USA, where he earned his Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) and Master of Science (M.Sc.) degrees in Mechanical Engineering, with a minor in Economics and Languages. His thesis consisted of a dynamic modeling for NASA’s Freedom Space Station (the International Space Station of today). He later studied International Economics and Comparative Politics at Georgetown University in Washington, USA, and then obtained his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) at the Institut Européen d’ Administration des Affaires (INSEAD) in Fontainebleau, France, where he majored in Finance and Globalization.
 
   
 
   
 
During his studies, he worked with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in Vienna, Austria, and with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, USA. He started his doctoral work at MIT, which he continued later in Tokyo, Japan, and finally earned his Ph.D. at Universidad Simón Bolívar (USB) in Caracas, Venezuela. He is a lifetime member of the Sigma Xi (ΣΞ, Scientific Research) and Tau Beta Pi (ΤΒΠ, Engineering) Honor Societies in North America, is also a honorary member of the Venezuelan Engineers College (CIV), and his name has been included in the Marquis Edition of Who’s Who in the World.
 
During his studies, he worked with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in Vienna, Austria, and with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, USA. He started his doctoral work at MIT, which he continued later in Tokyo, Japan, and finally earned his Ph.D. at Universidad Simón Bolívar (USB) in Caracas, Venezuela. He is a lifetime member of the Sigma Xi (ΣΞ, Scientific Research) and Tau Beta Pi (ΤΒΠ, Engineering) Honor Societies in North America, is also a honorary member of the Venezuelan Engineers College (CIV), and his name has been included in the Marquis Edition of Who’s Who in the World.
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:: - From his Biography at Lifeboat Foundation<ref>https://lifeboat.com/ex/bios.jose.luis.cordeiro</ref>
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==Professional career==
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After graduating, Cordeiro worked as a petroleum exploration engineer for [[Schlumberger]]. {{citation needed|date=April 2016}} He next served as an advisor for the oil companies, including [[BP]], [[ChevronTexaco]], [[ExxonMobil]], [[PDVSA]], [[Pemex]], [[Petrobras]], [[Royal Dutch Shell|Shell]] and [[Total S.A. | Total]]. Later, in Paris, he consulted for [[Booz Allen Hamilton]] as a specialist in strategy, restructuring, and finance.<ref name="SingularityWeblog"/>
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Cordeiro is an international fellow of the [[World Academy of Art and Science]] (WAAS), executive director of the Ibero-American Futurists Network, director of [[The Millennium Project]], vicechair of [[Humanity Plus]], and former director of the [[Club of Rome]] (Venezuela Chapter), the [[World Transhumanist Association]] and the Extropy Institute. He has also been invited faculty at institutions like the [[Institute of Developing Economies]] IDE – JETRO in Tokyo, Japan, the [[Monterrey Institute of Technology]] in Mexico, [[Singularity University]]  at [[NASA Ames]] in Silicon Valley, California, the [[Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology]] (MIPT) and the [[Higher School of Economics]] in Russia.
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==Philosophy and [[Politics]]==
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Cordeiro has been an advocate of sound monetary policy and dollarization in Eastern Europe and Latin America<ref>[https://www.atlasnetwork.org/news/article/why-ecuadors-economic-future-depends-on-retaining-dollarization Atlas Network: "Why Ecuador's Economic Future Depends on Retaining Dollarization"]</ref><ref>[https://www.researchgate.net/publication/23745584_Full_Dollarization_Fad_or_Future Zeljko Bogetic: "Full Dollarization: Fad or Future?"]</ref>. His 1999 book ''La Segunda Muerte de Sucre'' provided academic backing for the change from the [[Ecuadorian sucre |sucre]] to the [[dollar]] as the currency in Ecuador, where he is regarded as one of the thought leaders of this transformation.<ref>[https://www.vistazo.com/seccion/pa%C3%ADs/%C2%BFqui%C3%A9nes-promovieron-la-dolarizaci%C3%B3n-en-ecuador Vistazo: "¿Quiénes promovieron la dolarización en Ecuador?"]</ref>
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In 2009, Cordeiro spoke at the European Futurists Conference in Lucerne about the concept of 'Singularity': "a not-too-distant moment when artificial intelligence overtakes the capabilities of the human mind - the point when we are going to merge with machines". As a teaching fellow of the [[Singularity University]], he added that "the purpose of Singularity University is to prepare humankind for this transformation".<ref>{{cite news |last1=Vitaliev |first1=Vitali |title=The future of science and technology |url=https://eandt.theiet.org/content/articles/2009/11/news-1/ |accessdate=3 February 2019 |work=E&T Magazine |date=2 November 2009}}</ref>
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Cordeiro coined the term 'Energularity' to refer to “the biggest change in the largest industry on our planet... the Energy industry’s shift from fossil fuels to solar, wind, geothermal or fusion”. He also coined the term "Benesuela" as a contrast to "Venezuela" in reference to the educational situation in that country.<ref name="SingularityWeblog">{{cite web |title=Jose Cordeiro: The Energularity is Near |url=https://www.singularityweblog.com/jose-cordeiro-on-singularity-1-on-1-the-energularity-is-near/ |website=Singularity Weblog |accessdate=3 February 2019 |date=9 January 2012}}</ref>
  
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."</blockquote>
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In a set of forecasts about Latin America in 2030, Cordeiro and the [[The Millennium Project|Millennium Project]] highlighted two extreme scenarios: "God is Latin American" and "Disintegration in Hell".<ref>[http://107.22.164.43/millennium/RTD_LA2030/LatinAmerica2030DelphiSurveyLong.pdf 2010 State of the Future: "Future studies around the world"]</ref>
  
:: - From his Bio at Lifeboat Foundation<ref>https://lifeboat.com/ex/bios.jose.luis.cordeiro</ref>
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The [[New York Times]] has quoted Cordeiro as saying "The constitutional history of Latin America is the most convulsive in the world. Constitutions seem to have become like shirts, not even suits, which rulers put on and take off at their whim."<ref>{{cite news |last1=Rohter |first1=Larry |title=The World: Paper Trails; In Latin America, 'The Constitution Is What I Say It Is' |url=https://www.nytimes.com/1998/08/30/weekinreview/the-world-paper-trails-in-latin-america-the-constitution-is-what-i-say-it-is.html |accessdate=3 February 2019 |work=The New York Times |date=30 August 1998}}</ref>
== See also ==
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* [[La muerte de la muerte]]
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He advises audiences to “Forget flying cars and robot butlers… the future will be a far more interesting place”.<ref>[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YKkcUcSpMU Talks at Google: "The Future of Technology and the Technology of the Future"]</ref>  
==External Links==
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* [http://cordeiro.org/ Cordeiro.org]
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Cordeiro has been writing a fortnightly opinion column in [[El Universal (Caracas) | El Universal]], the largest Venezuelan general newspaper, since 1996.
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== Books ==
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* [https://www.amazon.com/Desafio-Latinoamericano-Spanish-Jose-Cordeiro/dp/980616833X/ ''El Desafio Latinoamericano''] (1996)
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* [https://www.amazon.com/Gran-Tabu-Venezolano-desestatizacion-democratizacion/dp/9806073231''El Gran Tabu Venezolano: la desestatizacion y democratizacion del petroleo''] (1998)
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* [https://www.amazon.com/Great-Taboo-Jose-Luis-Cordeiro/dp/9806073339/''The Great Taboo''] (1998)
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* [https://www.amazon.com/Benesuela-vs-Venezuela-combate-educativo/dp/9806073355/ ''Benesuela vs. Venezuela: el combate educativo del siglo''] (1998)
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* [https://www.amazon.com/Segunda-Muerte-Bolivar-Renacer-Venezuela/dp/9806073304 ''La Segunda Muerte de Bolivar... y el Renacer de Venezuela''] (1998)
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* [https://www.amazon.com/Segunda-Muerte-Sucre-Renacer-Ecuador/dp/980607341X ''La Segunda Muerte de Sucre... y el Renacer del Ecuador''] (1999)
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* [https://www.amazon.com/Pesos-dolares-Spanish-Jose-Cordeiro/dp/9701031229/ ''Pesos o dolares?''] (2000)
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* [https://www.amazon.es/desafio-latinoamericano-cinco-grandes-retos/dp/9803730576/ ''El desafio latinoamericano y sus cinco grandes retos''] (2007)
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* [https://www.amazon.com/Constitutions-Around-World-Comparative-America/dp/3838327438/ ''Constitutions Around the World: A Comparative View from Latin America''] (2009)
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* [https://www.amazon.com/Telephones-Economic-Development-Worldwide-Comparison/dp/383835284X/ ''Telephones and Economic Development: A Worldwide Long-Term''] (2010)
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* [https://www.amazon.com/Latinoam%C3%A9rica-2030-Estudio-Delphi-Escenarios/dp/3944203070/ ''Latinoamérica 2030: Estudio Delphi y Escenarios''] (2014)
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* [https://www.amazon.com/muerte-posibilidad-cient%C3%ADfica-inmortalidad-defensa-ebook/dp/B07B5TKLGR/ ''La Muerte de la Muerte: La posibilidad científica de la inmortalidad física y su defensa moral''] (2018)
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== External links ==
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* [http://cordeiro.org/ Official website]
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* [https://josecordeiro2019.blogspot.com/ Official blog]
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* [http://www.millennium-project.org/ The Millennium Project]
 
* [https://lifeboat.com/ex/bios.jose.luis.cordeiro Lifeboat Foundation Biography]
 
* [https://lifeboat.com/ex/bios.jose.luis.cordeiro Lifeboat Foundation Biography]
 
* [https://www.elespanol.com/ciencia/20180418/cordeiro-profeta-inmortalidad-vuelve-carga-llegara-muerte/300471107_0.html Cordeiro, the 'prophet of immortality']
 
* [https://www.elespanol.com/ciencia/20180418/cordeiro-profeta-inmortalidad-vuelve-carga-llegara-muerte/300471107_0.html Cordeiro, the 'prophet of immortality']
 
* {{wikipedia|José Luis Cordeiro}}
 
* {{wikipedia|José Luis Cordeiro}}
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Videos
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* [https://vimeo.com/17700668 Singularity Summit: "The Future of Energy and the Energy of the Future"]
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* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSdNxtHL7lc TEDxRio+20: "The future is not what is used to be"]
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* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YKkcUcSpMU Talks at Google: "The Future of Technology and the Technology of the Future"]
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* [https://www.singularityweblog.com/jose-cordeiro-longevity-cryonics/ Singularity Weblog: "Jose Cordeiro on Longevity and Cryonics Summit: The World Will Be A Better Place Tomorrow"]
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== References ==
 
== References ==
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Revision as of 05:35, 12 February 2019

Mr. Cordeiro, 2016

José Luis Cordeiro is an economist, and futurist. He was born in Caracas, Venezuela from European parents who emigrated from Madrid during the Franco dictatorship. Educated in Europe and North America; he has studied, visited and worked in over one-hundred and thirty countries on five continents.[1]

Education

"José studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, USA, where he earned his Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) and Master of Science (M.Sc.) degrees in Mechanical Engineering, with a minor in Economics and Languages. His thesis consisted of a dynamic modeling for NASA’s Freedom Space Station (the International Space Station of today). He later studied International Economics and Comparative Politics at Georgetown University in Washington, USA, and then obtained his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) at the Institut Européen d’ Administration des Affaires (INSEAD) in Fontainebleau, France, where he majored in Finance and Globalization.

During his studies, he worked with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in Vienna, Austria, and with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, USA. He started his doctoral work at MIT, which he continued later in Tokyo, Japan, and finally earned his Ph.D. at Universidad Simón Bolívar (USB) in Caracas, Venezuela. He is a lifetime member of the Sigma Xi (ΣΞ, Scientific Research) and Tau Beta Pi (ΤΒΠ, Engineering) Honor Societies in North America, is also a honorary member of the Venezuelan Engineers College (CIV), and his name has been included in the Marquis Edition of Who’s Who in the World.

- From his Biography at Lifeboat Foundation[2]

Professional career

After graduating, Cordeiro worked as a petroleum exploration engineer for Schlumberger. [citation needed] He next served as an advisor for the oil companies, including BP, ChevronTexaco, ExxonMobil, PDVSA, Pemex, Petrobras, Shell and Total. Later, in Paris, he consulted for Booz Allen Hamilton as a specialist in strategy, restructuring, and finance.[3]

Cordeiro is an international fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science (WAAS), executive director of the Ibero-American Futurists Network, director of The Millennium Project, vicechair of Humanity Plus, and former director of the Club of Rome (Venezuela Chapter), the World Transhumanist Association and the Extropy Institute. He has also been invited faculty at institutions like the Institute of Developing Economies IDE – JETRO in Tokyo, Japan, the Monterrey Institute of Technology in Mexico, Singularity University at NASA Ames in Silicon Valley, California, the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) and the Higher School of Economics in Russia.

Philosophy and Politics

Cordeiro has been an advocate of sound monetary policy and dollarization in Eastern Europe and Latin America[4][5]. His 1999 book La Segunda Muerte de Sucre provided academic backing for the change from the sucre to the dollar as the currency in Ecuador, where he is regarded as one of the thought leaders of this transformation.[6]

In 2009, Cordeiro spoke at the European Futurists Conference in Lucerne about the concept of 'Singularity': "a not-too-distant moment when artificial intelligence overtakes the capabilities of the human mind - the point when we are going to merge with machines". As a teaching fellow of the Singularity University, he added that "the purpose of Singularity University is to prepare humankind for this transformation".[7]

Cordeiro coined the term 'Energularity' to refer to “the biggest change in the largest industry on our planet... the Energy industry’s shift from fossil fuels to solar, wind, geothermal or fusion”. He also coined the term "Benesuela" as a contrast to "Venezuela" in reference to the educational situation in that country.[3]

In a set of forecasts about Latin America in 2030, Cordeiro and the Millennium Project highlighted two extreme scenarios: "God is Latin American" and "Disintegration in Hell".[8]

The New York Times has quoted Cordeiro as saying "The constitutional history of Latin America is the most convulsive in the world. Constitutions seem to have become like shirts, not even suits, which rulers put on and take off at their whim."[9]

He advises audiences to “Forget flying cars and robot butlers… the future will be a far more interesting place”.[10]

Cordeiro has been writing a fortnightly opinion column in El Universal, the largest Venezuelan general newspaper, since 1996.

Books

External links

Videos

References