I am currently a director of the Millennium Project, director of Humanity Plus, fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science, founding executive director of the Ibero-American Futurists Network RIBER, and member of the historic Ateneo de Madrid, where he is president of one its thematic sections. He was one of the original teaching fellows and advisers at Singularity University (SU) in NASA Ames Research Park, Silicon Valley, California, USA, where he worked during the first GSP programs during 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. He has lectured as an invited guest at several major institutions, including his alma mater MIT in the USA, Sophia University (上智大学) and the Institute of Developing Economies (IDE – JETRO) in Japan, Yonsei University in South Korea, the Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico, the Higher School of Economics (HSE) and the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) in Russia, and 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. He is also an independent consultant, writer, researcher, professor and “tireless traveler”.
Mr. Cordeiro is founder and president emeritus of the Sociedad Mundial del Futuro Venezuela (SMFV, World Future Society Venezuela); cofounder of the Venezuelan Transhumanist Association and of the Internet Society (ISOC, Venezuela Chapter); board advisor to the Brain Preservation Foundation (BPF) and the Lifeboat Foundation; member of the Academic Committee of the Center for the Dissemination of Economic Knowledge (CEDICE) and the Foresight Europe Network (FEN); expert member of the TechCast Project and ShapingTomorrow; former director of the World Transhumanist Association (WTA, now Humanity+), the Extropy Institute (ExI), the Single Global Currency Association (SGCA), the Club of Rome (Venezuela Chapter, where he was active promoting classical liberal ideas and the idea of “World Opportunitique” beyond “World Problematique” and “World Resolutique”) and of the Association of Venezuelan Exporters (AVEX), where he participated in the original negotiations of the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA). He has also been advisor to the Venezuelan Business Association (AVE) and other companies and international organizations.
Thanks to his extensive work in technological foresight, futures studies, globalization, economic integration, long-term development, energy trends, education and monetary policy, Mr. Cordeiro has authored and coauthored several books. El Desafío Latinoamericano, his first book, was a continental bestseller originally published by McGraw-Hill and used in more than 100 universities in the hemisphere (see introductory pages). 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 (Cenários Energéticos 2020, in Portuguese) and transhumanism (2020: Transhuman & Economy of the Future, in Korean). Among his most recent books are Latinoamérica 2030 with the Millennium Project and his international bestseller La muerte de la muerte (The Death of Death), published in several languages like Chinese, French, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish, with his British coauthor David Wood, coinventor of the Symbian operating system that was later acquired by Nokia. 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, and his articles and books have been quoted by international publications like The Economist and The New York Times.
Mr. Cordeiro has a fortnightly opinion column in the largest and most prestigious Venezuelan general newspaper (El Universal) and has also written and has been interviewed in major media (press, radio and TV) including ABC, BBC, CNN, Chosun Ilbo (Korean Daily), El Comercio (Ecuador), El Comercio (Peru), El Tiempo (Colombia), El Universal (Mexico), El Universal (Venezuela), Los Andes (Argentina),O Estado de Sao Paulo (Brazil), Mainichi Shimbun (Japan Daily News), La Tribune (France), The New York Times, Univision and The Washington Times (USA). He has also participated in documentaries with Discovery Channel, History Channel, National Geographic among several other international media network