Ted Gordon is a specialist in forecasting methodology, planning, and policy analysis, an entrepreneur, and an inventor. He is co-founder and Board member of The Millennium Project. He also served as emeritus director of the Institute for Global Ethics, and is a recipient of the Ed Cornish “Futurist of the Year” award and the Shaping Tomorrow Lifetime Achievement Award.
Co-founder of The Institute for the Future, and founder and leader of the Futures Group for 20 years. Ted authored many reports, peer reviewed technical articles, and five books on the future, space, and scientific and technological developments and issues. He is the author of the Macmillan encyclopedia article on the future of science and technology, and is currently on the editorial board of Technological Forecasting and Social Change.
He was Chief Engineer of the McDonnell Douglas Saturn S-IV space vehicle and director of Advanced Space Stations and Planetary Systems. He holds several patents in space vehicles, acoustics, automated collection of voter judgments and speech recognition.
He lectured at several Ivy League universities, and is a Faculty Affiliate of the Frederick S. Pardee Center for International Futures of the RAND Corporation.