The mission of the Frederick S. Pardee Center for International Futures, is to explore, understand and shape alternative futures of global change and human development. They have created the International Futures (IFs) model, the most sophisticated and comprehensive forecasting modeling system available to the public. IFs uses the best understanding of global systems to produce forecasts for 186 countries to the year 2100. IFs is a living tool that is constantly evolving. The ideal for a project would be that (1) the model's data updates and extensions become as automatic and simple as possible by drawing directly on freely and consistently available sources; (2) its modules become interchangeable components, open to the work by others wherever they are; and (3) its development and support communities become large and organized, yet dynamic.