José Luis Cordeiro, MBA, PhD (


Date of Birth: 1:00 am, April 1, 1962


Place of Birth: Caracas, Venezuela, America, Earth, Solar System, Milky Way, Universe, Multiverse


Citizenship: Spanish (European Union) and Venezuelan passports (dual citizenship), work permits in Japan and USA




Spanish, English and French: totally fluent


Portuguese, German and Italian: moderately fluent


Japanese: very basic Kanji () characters, and read Katakana (カタカ) and Hiragana (ひらが) syllabaries


Chinese: very basic Hanzi (汉字) characters


Korean: very basic Hanja (漢文) characters and Hangul () alphabet recognition


News articles and media:


Over 400 newspaper, magazine and journal articles published in several languages


Interviews in major media (press, radio and TV) including ABC, BBC, CNN, Chosun Ilbo (Korean Daily), El Comercio (Ecuador), El Comercio (Perú), El Tiempo (Colombia), El Universal (México), El Universal (Venezuela), Los Andes (Argentina), O Estado de Sao Paulo (Brazil), Mainichi Shimbun (Japanese Daily News), La Tribune (France), The New York Times, Univision and The Washington Times (USA)


TV documentaries with Discovery Channel and the History Channel




Universidad Simón Bolívar, Doctoral Degree: Interdisciplinary Science (Ph.D.)

Institute of Developing Economies, IDE – JETRO, Japan

(Tokyo, Japan, and Caracas, Venezuela, 2010)


Institut Européen d’Administration des Affairs, INSEAD: Master of Business Administration (MBA)

(Fontainebleau, France, 1991)


Georgetown University: Economics Diploma

(Washington, DC, USA, 1988)


Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Doctoral Candidate, Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D. Candidate)

(Cambridge, MA, USA, 1988)


Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering (M.Sc.)

(Cambridge, MA, USA, 1985)


Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering (B.Sc.)

(Cambridge, MA, USA, 1985)


Books (author):


Latinoamérica: Del pasado al futuro

(México, México: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, UNAM, 2012)


Telephones and Economic Development: A Worldwide Long-Term Comparison

(Saarbrücken, Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing, 2010)


Constitutions Around the World: A Comparative View from Latin America

(Saarbrücken, Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing, 2009)


El desafío latinoamericano (second edition)

(Bogotá, Colombia: McGraw-Hill, 2007)


Cenários Energéticos 2020

(Curitiba, Paraná, Brasil: FIEPR/SENAI/IEL, 2006)


¿Dolarización en Costa Rica?

(San José, Costa Rica: Instituto Libertario, 2003)


¿Pesos o dólares?

(México, México: McGraw-Hill, 2000)


La segunda muerte de Sucre

(Guayaquil, Ecuador: IEEP, 1999)


The Great Taboo

(Caracas, Venezuela: CEDICE, 1998)


Benesuela versus Venezuela

(Caracas, Venezuela: CEDICE, 1998)


La segunda muerte de Bolívar

(Caracas, Venezuela: CEDICE, 1998)


El gran tabú venezolano

(Caracas, Venezuela: CEDICE, 1997)


El desafío latinoamericano

(Bogotá, Colombia: McGraw-Hill, 1995)


Books (editor, reviewer, coauthor, coordinator and/or contributor):


Crisis : (Financial) Danger and (Monetary) Opportunity

(Newcastle, ME, USA: Single Global Currency Association, 2014)


Latinoamérica 2030 (editor, coordinator and coauthor)

(Washington, DC, USA: The Millennium Project, 2012)


Retos y desafíos de Colombia frente al futuro de América Latina (coauthor)

(Bogotá, Colombia: Universidad Nacional Abierta y a Distancia, UNAD, 2012)


Future of the Western Hemisphere (contributor)

(Miami, FL, USA: GCEEF Publishers, 2011)


2011 State of the Future (contributor)

(Washington, DC, USA: The Millennium Project, 2011)


2010 State of the Future (contributor)

(Washington, DC, USA: The Millennium Project, 2010)


Learning from the Futures (contributor)

(Olomouc, Czech Republic: Palacký University, 2010)


Strategies and Technologies for a Sustainable Future (coauthor)

(Bethesda, MD, USA: World Future Society, 2010)


2009 State of the Future (contributor)

(Washington, DC, USA: The Millennium Project, 2009)


Innovation and Creativity in a Complex World (coauthor)

(Bethesda, MD, USA: World Future Society, 2009)


Futures Research Methodologies (Version 3.0) (reviewer)

(Washington, DC, USA: The Millennium Project, 2009)


2008 State of the Future (contributor)

(Washington, DC, USA: The Millennium Project, 2008)


Seeing the Future Through New Eyes (coauthor)

(Bethesda, MD, USA: World Future Society, 2008)


Challenges and Opportunities for Korean Science and Technology (contributor)

(Seoul, Korea: Kistep, 2008)


미래혁명: 세계의 미래학자 10인이 말하는(contributor)

(Seoul, South Korea, Ilsongbook: 2007)


The 2008 State of the Future Index for Korea (contributor)

(Seoul, Korea: Korean Development Institute, KDI, 2007)


Report on the Korean Real Time Delphi (contributor)

(Seoul, Korea: Korean Development Institute, KDI, 2007)


2007 State of the Future (contributor)

(Washington, DC, USA: The Millennium Project, 2007)


2007 Estado del Futuro (contributor)

(Santiago, Chile: The Millennium Project, 2007)


2020: 트랜스휴먼과 미래경제 (Transhuman & Economy of the Future) (coauthor)

(Seoul, South Korea: Kyobo, 2006)


2006 State of the Future (contributor)

(Washington, DC, USA: The Millennium Project, 2006)


2006 Estado del Futuro (contributor)

(Bogotá, Colombia: The Millennium Project, 2006)


Creating Global Strategies for Humanity’s Future (coauthor)

(Bethesda, MD, USA: World Future Society, 2006)


Global Innovation Outlook: GIO 2.0 (contributor)

(Armonk, NY, USA: International Business Machines, IBM, 2006)


Venezuela, Macrodinámica y Política (coauthor)

(Caracas, Venezuela: Fondo Editorial Tropykos, 2006)


2005 State of the Future (contributor)

(Washington, DC, USA: The Millennium Project, 2005)


2005 Estado del Futuro (contributor)

(Bogotá, Colombia: The Millennium Project, 2005)


Foresight, Innovation, and Strategy: Toward a Wiser Future (coauthor)

(Bethesda, MD, USA: World Future Society, 2005)


2004 State of the Future (contributor)

(Washington, DC, USA: The Millennium Project, 2004)


2004 Estado del Futuro (contributor)

(Bogotá, Colombia: The Millennium Project, 2004)


Thinking Creatively in Turbulent Times (coauthor)

(Bethesda, MD, USA: World Future Society, 2004)


Climate Change and Sustainable Development (contributor)

(London, United Kingdom: International Policy Network, 2004)


The Youth for a Less Selfish Future: Action for the Future (coauthor)

(Budapest, Hungary: World Futures Studies Federation/UNESCO/Corvinus University of Budapest: 2004)


2003 State of the Future (contributor)

(Washington, DC, USA: The Millennium Project, 2003)


The Transhumanist Frequently Asked Questions (contributor)

(New York, NY, USA: World Transhumanist Association, 2003)


Venezuela: repeticiones y rupturas (coauthor)

(Caracas, Venezuela: Club de Roma, Capítulo Venezolano, 2003)


Ensayos sobre la economía venezolana (coauthor)

(Caracas, Venezuela: MetroEconómica, 2003)


2002 State of the Future (contributor)

(Washington, DC, USA: The Millennium Project, 2002)


Energía para el desarrollo de América del Sur (coauthor)

(São Paulo, Brasil: Universidade Mackenzie, 2002)


2001 State of the Future (contributor)

(Washington, DC, USA: The Millennium Project, 2001)


Sembrando el petróleo: 100 años de historia (coauthor)

(Caracas, Venezuela: Fundación Venezuela Positiva, 2001)


Latin America and Globalization (coauthor)

(Tokyo, Japan: Chiba University Press, 2001)


6 Propuestas para rehacer a Venezuela (coauthor)

(Caracas, Venezuela: Panapo, 1999)


¿Sigue vigente el populismo en América Latina? (coauthor)

(Caracas, Venezuela: Fundación Pensamiento y Acción, 1999)


Technical publications:


Энергетическая сингулярность: от ограниченности к изобилию (Energy Singularity: From Scarcity to Abundance) (ISSN: 1995-459X)

(Moscow, Russia: Higher School of Economics, Foresight-Russia / ФОРСАЙТ, Т. 7. No 1, 2013)


The Millennium Project and Beyond (ISSN: 1463-6689)

(Bingley, UK: Foresight, Vol. 15 Iss: 5, pp.338 – 341, 2013)


Towards a Global Brain: The Telecommunications Explosion

(New Delhi, India: World Affairs, May 2012)


From Biological to Technological Evolution

(New Delhi, India: World Affairs, July 2011)


Telephones and Economic Development: A Worldwide Long-Term Comparison

Doctoral Thesis started at MIT, researched at IDE – JETRO in Japan, and finished in Venezuela: PhD Dissertation

(Caracas, Venezuela: Universidad Simón Bolívar, May 2010)


Telephones and Economic Growth: A Worldwide Long-Term Comparison - With Emphasis on Latin America and Asia

(Tokyo, Japan: VRF Series No. 441. Institute of Developing Economies, IDE – JETRO, December 2008)


Japan and Venezuela: Two Complimentary Economies

(Mérida, Venezuela: Humania del Sur. Año 3, Nº 5, Julio-Diciembre, 2008)


Constitutions around the World: A View from Latin America

(Tokyo, Japan: Discussion Paper No. 164. Institute of Developing Economies, IDE – JETRO, July 2008)


El desafío latinoamericano: la trilogía de la competitividad

(Lima, Perú: PUCP, Revista Contabilidad y Negocios, ISSN 1992-1896, Año 3, No. 5, Julio 2008)


Monetary Systems in Developing Countries: An Unorthodox View

(Tokyo, Japan: Discussion Paper No. 154. Institute of Developing Economies, IDE – JETRO, May 2008)


Future Life Forms Among Post Humans

(Washington, DC, USA: FutureTakes, Volume 3, No. 2, Summer 2004)


Future Life Forms Among Post Humans

(Taiwan, Taiwan: Journal of Futures Studies, Volume 8, No. 2, Tamkang University Press, November 2003)


Different Monetary Systems: Costs and Benefits to Whom?

(Caracas, Venezuela: Revista Venezolana de Coyuntura Económica, ISSN 1315-3617, Volumen IX, No. 1, Enero-Junio 2003)


Sección Especial: El gran “tabú” venezolano

(Caracas, Venezuela: MetroEconómica, Agosto 1995)


The MRTT (Modular Reservoir Test Tool) and Vertical Permeability Measurement

Prepared for the ASME VII International Conference of Composite and Anisotropic Materials, Beijing, China, 1989

(Hassi Messaoud, Algeria: Schlumberger, March 7, 1989)


Static and Dynamic Analyses of Repetitive Structures Using the Load Correction Method

Combined Thesis for Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering

(Cambridge, MA, USA: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, December 1984)


Teaching responsibilities:


Singularity University, SU: Energy and Environment Systems (Founding Faculty and Energy Advisor)

(Mountain View, CA, 2009 – 2013)


Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, MIPT: Exponential Technologies (Invited Professor)

(Moscow, Russia, 2013 – 2013)


Azerbaijan State Economic University, ASEU: Futures Studies (Guest Lecturer)

(Baku, Azerbaijan, 2010 – 2013)


Yonsei University (연세대학교, 延世大學校): Emerging Technologies (Guest Lecturer)

(Seoul, South Korea, 2009)


Sophia University (上智大): Latin American Trends (Invited Lecturer)

(Tokyo, Japan, 2008)


Colegio de Ingenieros del Perú, CIP: Estudios de Futuro (Invited Professor)

(Lima, Perú, 2008)


Escuela Superior de Administración de Negocios, ESAN: Prospectiva Energética (Invited Professor)

(Lima, Perú, 2006 – 2007)


Universidad Central de Venezuela, UCV: Economía Política (Invited Professor)

(Caracas, Venezuela, 2001 – 2007)


Universidad Central de Venezuela, UCV: Introducción a la Prospectiva (Invited Professor)

(Caracas, Venezuela, 2001 – 2007)


Escuela Superior Politécnica del Ejército, ESPE: Tendencias Mundiales (Invited Professor)

(Quito, Ecuador, 2003 – 2007)


Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería, UNI: Planeamiento Energético (Invited Professor)

(Lima, Perú, 2005 – 2006)


Universidad Externado de Colombia: La Sociedad del Conocimiento (Invited Professor)

(Bogotá, Colombia, 2004 – 2006)


Montenegro International Summer School: International and Public Finance (Invited Professor)

(Budva, Montenegro, 2000 – 2001)


Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, ITESM: Visión de Latinoamérica (Invited Professor)

(Monterrey, México, 1996 – 1998)


Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración, IESA: Economía y Petróleo (Invited Professor)

(Caracas, Venezuela, 1994 – 1996)


Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT: Computer Modeling, Finite Element Method (Teaching Assistant)

(Cambridge, MA, USA, 1984)


Universidad Simón Bolívar, USB: Matemáticas, Mat 100 (Teaching Assistant)

(Caracas, Venezuela, 1980)


Awards, grants and honors:


2011 Honorary Medal: José Faustino Sánchez Carrión (Prime Minister of Simón Bolívar in Perú)

Universidad Nacional de Trujillo, Trujillo, Perú


2011 Honorary Motion: Moção de Honra, Palacio Pedro Ernesto, Rio de Janeiro

Municipality Legislative Chamber, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


2004, 2006, 2008, 2010 Mont Pelerin Society Conference grant

Mont Pelerin Society (International)


2008 Institutional Economics Conference grant

The Ronald Coase Institute and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore


2006, 2008 ABCDE (Annual World Bank Conference on Development Economics) Conference grant

World Bank (International)


1999, 2000, 2003, 2004 Conference grant

Global Development Network (International)


2003 Honorary Member

Colegio de Ingenieros de Venezuela


2002 Who’s Who in the World

Marquis Edition, USA


2002 Premio Monseñor Pellín (article prize: Benesuela vs. Venezuela)

El Carabobeño, Valencia, Carabobo, Venezuela


2001 Sanborns best-selling book in economics (book: ¿Pesos o dólares?)

México, México


1999 Book grant

Atlas Economic Research Foundation, USA


1983 Tau Beta Pi (ТΒΠ), Life Member

Engineering Honor Society, USA


1983 Sigma Xi (ΣΞ), Life Member

Scientific Research Honor Society, USA


1980 – 1984 Foreign Studies Scholarship

Fundación Gran Mariscal de Ayacucho, Venezuela


Other professional experience:


Sociedad Mundial del Futuro Venezuela: Founder and President Emeritus

(Caracas, Venezuela, 2000 – 2013)


The Millennium Project: Venezuela Node, Director

(Washington, DC, USA, 2002 – 2013) Science Writer

(San Francisco, CA, USA, 2013 – 2013)


Brain Preservation Foundation: Advisor Board

(London, UK, 2012 – 2013)


Foresight: Guest Editor

(London, UK, 2012 – 2013)


Wayra, Telefonica: Start-Up Advisor

(São Paulo, Brazil; Lima, Perú; Caracas, Venezuela, 2012 – 2013)


HumanityPlus, Humanity+: Board of Advisors

(Los Angeles, CA, USA, 2012 – 2013)


Associazione Italiana Tansumanisti, AIT: Honorary Member

(Milano, Italy, 2006 – 2013)


Center for Responsible Nanotechnology, CRN: Board of Advisors

(New York, NY, USA, 2002 – 2013)


TechCast Project: International Expert

(Washington, DC, USA, 2003 – 2013)


Asociación Transhumanista Venezolana: Cofounder

(Caracas, Venezuela, 2003 – 2013)


Single Global Currency Association, SGCA: Board of Advisors

(Newcastle, ME, USA, 2003 – 2013)


Lifeboat Foundation: Scientific Advisory Board

(Minden, NV, USA, 2006 – 2013)


Institute of Developing Economies, IDE – JETRO: Visiting Research Fellow

(Tokyo, Japan, 2007 – 2013)


Centro de Divulgación del Conocimiento Económico, CEDICE: Academic Committee

(Caracas, Venezuela, 1993 – 2013)


The Internet Society, ISOC: Venezuela Chapter, Founding Director

(Caracas, Venezuela, 2007 – 2010)


Conciencia Activa, Advisory Council

(Caracas, Venezuela, 2006 – 2010)


Cordeiro Future Energy Consulting: Owner

(Caracas, Venezuela, 1992 – 2007)


ShapingTomorrow: Transhumanist Editor and Expert

(London, UK, 2004 – 2006)


Extropy Institute, ExI: Director

(Austin, TX, USA, 2004 – 2006)


Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, IEET: Fellow

(New Haven, CT, USA, 2004 – 2005)


World Transhumanist Association, WTA (Humanity+, H+): Director

(New Haven, CT, USA, 2003 – 2005)


Club of Rome, Venezuelan Chapter: Director

(Caracas, Venezuela, 1996 – 2001)


Asociación Venezolana de Exportadores, AVEX: Director

(Caracas, Venezuela, 1996 – 2000)


Energy Advisor to Presidential Candidate Irene Sáez Conde, Mayor of Chacao – Caracas

(Caracas, Venezuela, 1997 – 1999)


Booz-Allen & Hamilton: Senior Management Consultant

(Caracas, Venezuela, 1993 – 1995)


Booz-Allen & Hamilton: Management Consultant

(Mexico City, Mexico, 1991 – 1992)


Schlumberger: North African Seismic Coordinator

(Hassi Messaoud, Algeria, 1989 – 1990)


Center for Strategic and International Studies, CSIS: Research Intern

(Washington, DC, USA, 1988)


Schlumberger: Senior Field Engineer

(Malongo, Cabinda, Angola, 1987 – 1988)


Schlumberger: Field Engineer

(Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico, 1984 – 1987)


United Nations Industrial Development Organization, UNIDO: Engineer Intern

(Vienna, Austria, 1984)


Other memberships:


2010 FERN (Foresight Education and Research Network)


2002 Club of Budapest (CoB)


2000 World Futures Studies Federation (WFSF)


1992 Asociación Venezolana de Ejecutivos (AVE)


1980 World Future Society (WFS)


1980 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)