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'''José Luis Cordeiro''' is an [[economist]], and [[futurist]].
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[[File:World Academy Art Science.png|thumb|right|World Academy Art Science was founded in 1960]]
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>
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[[File:Millennium Project1.jpg|thumb|right|The Millennium Project is a global participatory think tank established in 1996 under the American Council for the United Nations University that became independent in 2009 and has grown to 63 Nodes around the world (an MP Node is a group of institutions and individuals the connect local and global perspectives).<ref>http://www.millennium-project.org/about-us/</ref>]]
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[[File:Singularity U two logos.png|thumb|right|Singularity University was founded in 2008]]
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[[File:Humanity-Plus-Beijing.jpg|thumb|right|HumanityPlus was founded in 1998]]
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[[File:IDE JETRO.jpg|thumb|right|Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization (IDE-JETRO)]]
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[[File:MIPT.jpg|thumb|right|MIPT was set up on September 17, 1951 by Resolution №3517-1635 of the Soviet Cabinet of Ministers on the basis of the Department of Physics and Technology at the Lomonosov Moscow State University.]]
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'''José Luis Cordeiro''' is an engineer, economist, [[futurist]], and [[transhumanist]].
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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/ Cordeiro.org Homepage]</ref>
  
 
==Education==
 
==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.
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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>
 
:: - From his Biography at Lifeboat Foundation<ref>https://lifeboat.com/ex/bios.jose.luis.cordeiro</ref>
  
==Professional career==
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<blockquote>My friend and colleague,“...is also a lifetime member of Beta Gamma Sigma, the international business honor society for students graduated with honors in a AACSB-accredited school, that is, from the top 5% of business school programs around the world.”</blockquote>
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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:: - [[Andrés Grases]], from a comment in the Facebook Group H+Pedia February 18, 2019
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==Political career==
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===Fellow, [[World Academy of Art and Science]]===
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<blockquote>"The unprecedented speed and rate of change of globalization, technological development and dissemination and social evolution are raising fundamental questions and generating new types of challenges and complexities that express in terms of climate change, financial crises, skills gap, widening inequalities, immigration, increasing insecurity, and other fundamental doubts about the future...the challenges and human responses to them and what needs to be done to moderate the consequences of rapid technological change, mitigate its disruptive impacts and maximize its positive potential derived from the increasing scientific, technological and organizational knowledge and capabilities we possess in the 21st century."<ref>CALL FOR PAPERS http://worldacademy.org/conference-page/call-papers-approaching-20-year</ref></blockquote>
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===Director, [[The Millennium Project]], Venezuela Node===
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<blockquote>"The 15 Global Challenges provide a framework to assess the global and local prospects for humanity. Their description, with a range of views and actions to addressed each, enriched with regional views and progress assessments are updated each year, since 1996. A short overview is published in the annual State of the Future, while continuous updates and details are available on the Global Futures Intelligence System website: <ref>GFIS https://themp.org.</ref></blockquote>
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:: - From the Projects/Challenges page on the Offical Website
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====Founding Executive Director, Red Iberoamericana de Prospectiva, RIBER====
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<blockquote>"This Node, coordinated by PROSPEKTIKER, has the collaboration of LKS, the MONDRAGÓN Corporation and the Strategy Office of the Gipuzkoa Province Council. As for its goal, in a participatory way, it is the promotion of the joint reflection of institutions and experts groups about the already identified 15 great challenges, at global level."</blockquote>
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===Founding Energy Advisor, [[Singularity University]], NASA Research Park, California===
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<blockquote>"...he is a professor, founder and researcher of Singularity University, a research center created by NASA, Google and other companies, which is located in the NASA Research Center , in Silicon Valley, where they investigate how to solve problems related to health, nutrition, poverty, human education through technology.</blockquote>
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:: - From his Biography at VIDA+ Foundation<ref>http://fundacionvidaplus.org/es/jose-luis-cordeiro-2/</ref>
  
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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<blockquote> “Thanks for coming, I got a good turnout. Standing room only. (pause) I’ve known Jose for many years and most notably...starting from the beginning, which is about seven years ago, we started organizing Singularity University...and has helped developed the concept and the organization, heads up our relationship with Latin America.” </blockquote>
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::  - Ray Kurzweil, Ray introduces Jose, Talks at Google, October 2014<ref>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YKkcUcSpMU</ref>
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===Vicechair, [[Humanity+|HumanityPlus]]===
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<blockquote>"Human enhancement, both therapeutic and selective, challenges the normal status and aims to expand human capabilities that further human physiological functions and extend the maximum life span. External devices such as smartphones, smartwatches, wearable biomonitors, Google glasses, etc. are all expanding human capabilities. In the field of medical technology, the cochlear implant and bionic eyes have broken through the glass ceiling on biological determinism. Regenerative medicine, stem cell therapies, smart prosthetics, genetic engineering, nanomedicine, cryonics, nootropics, neuropharmacology, have already done this."</blockquote>
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:: - From the ''Mission'' page on the main website<ref>https://humanityplus.org/about/mission/ Humanity+ Mission </ref>
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===Fellow, Institute of Developing Economies (IDE - JETRO)===
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<blockquote>"The Institute of Developing Economies (IDE) aims to make intellectual contributions to the world as a leading center of social-science research on developing regions. We accumulate locally-grounded knowledge on these areas, clarify the conditions and issues they are facing, and disseminate a better understanding of these areas both domestically and abroad. These activities provide an intellectual foundation to facilitate cooperation between Japan and the international community for addressing development issues."</blockquote>
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:: - From the ''About'' page on the Official Website
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===Invited Professor, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Russia===
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<blockquote>"MIPT is one of the leading Russian universities in the areas of physics and technology. The university holds a reputable position in the country and abroad for qualified graduate training. Students and graduates of MIPT are representatives of an elite circle who, thanks to their interdisciplinary scientific surroundings, are able to fully realize their potential."<ref>https://mipt.ru/english/about/about-mipt/ MIPT Official</ref></blockquote>
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:: - From the Offical Website
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===Founder and President Emeritus, Sociedad Mundial del Futuro Venezuela===
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(www.FuturoVenezuela.net)
  
 
==Philosophy and [[Politics]]==
 
==Philosophy and [[Politics]]==
 
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>
 
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>
  
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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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>https://eandt.theiet.org/content/articles/2009/11/news-1/</ref>
  
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>
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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>https://www.singularityweblog.com/jose-cordeiro-on-singularity-1-on-1-the-energularity-is-near/</ref>
  
 
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>
 
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>
 
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>
 
  
 
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>  
 
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>  
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== External links ==
 
== External links ==
* [http://cordeiro.org/ Official website]
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* [http://cordeiro.org/ Mr. Cordeiro's Homepage]
* [https://josecordeiro2019.blogspot.com/ Official blog]
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* [https://josecordeiro2019.blogspot.com/ Jose Cordeiro Blog ''Futuristicamenta'']
 
* [http://www.millennium-project.org/ The Millennium Project]
 
* [http://www.millennium-project.org/ The Millennium Project]
* [https://lifeboat.com/ex/bios.jose.luis.cordeiro Lifeboat Foundation Biography]
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* [https://lifeboat.com/ Lifeboat Foundation Homepage ]
* [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}}
 
Videos
 
Videos
 
* [https://vimeo.com/17700668 Singularity Summit: "The Future of Energy and the Energy of the Future"]
 
* [https://vimeo.com/17700668 Singularity Summit: "The Future of Energy and the Energy of the Future"]
* [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=JSdNxtHL7lc TEDxRio+20: "The future is not what it used to be"]
 
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YKkcUcSpMU Talks at Google: "The Future of Technology and the Technology of the Future"]
 
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YKkcUcSpMU Talks at Google: "The Future of Technology and the Technology of the Future"]
 
* [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"]
 
* [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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Mr. Cordeiro in 2016
World Academy Art Science was founded in 1960
The Millennium Project is a global participatory think tank established in 1996 under the American Council for the United Nations University that became independent in 2009 and has grown to 63 Nodes around the world (an MP Node is a group of institutions and individuals the connect local and global perspectives).[1]
Singularity University was founded in 2008
HumanityPlus was founded in 1998
Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization (IDE-JETRO)
MIPT was set up on September 17, 1951 by Resolution №3517-1635 of the Soviet Cabinet of Ministers on the basis of the Department of Physics and Technology at the Lomonosov Moscow State University.

José Luis Cordeiro is an engineer, economist, futurist, and transhumanist. 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.[2]

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[3]
My friend and colleague,“...is also a lifetime member of Beta Gamma Sigma, the international business honor society for students graduated with honors in a AACSB-accredited school, that is, from the top 5% of business school programs around the world.”
- Andrés Grases, from a comment in the Facebook Group H+Pedia February 18, 2019

Political career

Fellow, World Academy of Art and Science

"The unprecedented speed and rate of change of globalization, technological development and dissemination and social evolution are raising fundamental questions and generating new types of challenges and complexities that express in terms of climate change, financial crises, skills gap, widening inequalities, immigration, increasing insecurity, and other fundamental doubts about the future...the challenges and human responses to them and what needs to be done to moderate the consequences of rapid technological change, mitigate its disruptive impacts and maximize its positive potential derived from the increasing scientific, technological and organizational knowledge and capabilities we possess in the 21st century."[4]

Director, The Millennium Project, Venezuela Node

"The 15 Global Challenges provide a framework to assess the global and local prospects for humanity. Their description, with a range of views and actions to addressed each, enriched with regional views and progress assessments are updated each year, since 1996. A short overview is published in the annual State of the Future, while continuous updates and details are available on the Global Futures Intelligence System website: [5]
- From the Projects/Challenges page on the Offical Website

Founding Executive Director, Red Iberoamericana de Prospectiva, RIBER

"This Node, coordinated by PROSPEKTIKER, has the collaboration of LKS, the MONDRAGÓN Corporation and the Strategy Office of the Gipuzkoa Province Council. As for its goal, in a participatory way, it is the promotion of the joint reflection of institutions and experts groups about the already identified 15 great challenges, at global level."

Founding Energy Advisor, Singularity University, NASA Research Park, California

"...he is a professor, founder and researcher of Singularity University, a research center created by NASA, Google and other companies, which is located in the NASA Research Center , in Silicon Valley, where they investigate how to solve problems related to health, nutrition, poverty, human education through technology.
- From his Biography at VIDA+ Foundation[6]
“Thanks for coming, I got a good turnout. Standing room only. (pause) I’ve known Jose for many years and most notably...starting from the beginning, which is about seven years ago, we started organizing Singularity University...and has helped developed the concept and the organization, heads up our relationship with Latin America.”
- Ray Kurzweil, Ray introduces Jose, Talks at Google, October 2014[7]

Vicechair, HumanityPlus

"Human enhancement, both therapeutic and selective, challenges the normal status and aims to expand human capabilities that further human physiological functions and extend the maximum life span. External devices such as smartphones, smartwatches, wearable biomonitors, Google glasses, etc. are all expanding human capabilities. In the field of medical technology, the cochlear implant and bionic eyes have broken through the glass ceiling on biological determinism. Regenerative medicine, stem cell therapies, smart prosthetics, genetic engineering, nanomedicine, cryonics, nootropics, neuropharmacology, have already done this."
- From the Mission page on the main website[8]

Fellow, Institute of Developing Economies (IDE - JETRO)

"The Institute of Developing Economies (IDE) aims to make intellectual contributions to the world as a leading center of social-science research on developing regions. We accumulate locally-grounded knowledge on these areas, clarify the conditions and issues they are facing, and disseminate a better understanding of these areas both domestically and abroad. These activities provide an intellectual foundation to facilitate cooperation between Japan and the international community for addressing development issues."
- From the About page on the Official Website

Invited Professor, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Russia

"MIPT is one of the leading Russian universities in the areas of physics and technology. The university holds a reputable position in the country and abroad for qualified graduate training. Students and graduates of MIPT are representatives of an elite circle who, thanks to their interdisciplinary scientific surroundings, are able to fully realize their potential."[9]
- From the Offical Website

Founder and President Emeritus, Sociedad Mundial del Futuro Venezuela

(www.FuturoVenezuela.net)

Philosophy and Politics

Cordeiro has been an advocate of sound monetary policy and dollarization in Eastern Europe and Latin America[10][11]. 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.[12]

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".[13]

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.[14]

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".[15]

He advises audiences to “Forget flying cars and robot butlers… the future will be a far more interesting place”.[16]

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

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