Beginning in 1964, the Commission on the Year 2000 was designed to provoke interest in long-range thinking on different facets of the future of society of the United States and abroad, and to explore a number of problem areas that the Commission felt were important. Topics ranged from biomedical sciences, to the phenomenon of the computer, privacy, natural resources, and more. Set about by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Commission was funded as well by the Carnegie Corporation and the Corning Glass Works Foundation.
This exhibit was created by Simmons College intern Timothy Rodriguez in Fall 2015 from materials found in RG XXI: Projects and Programs. Commission on the Year 2000.