Tom Lombardo’s essay “Consciousness, Cosmic Evolution, and the Technological Singularity”

Tom Lombardo is a futurist who is very interested in many of the realms of inquiry that I am, and he has come to similar conclusions many times. (he wrote the introduction to my book Extraordinary Mind). Lombardo’s essay “Consciousness, Cosmic Evolution, and the Technological Singularity” has just been published in the Journal of Futures…

Can a collapse of global civilization be avoided? Important paper by Ehrlichs

I am including here an important article (click on the link below to download the PDF), which addresses the major concerns regarding possible collapse of the global economic/political system. It paints a grim picture, but is highly recommended reading for all serious researchers concerned about sustainable human futures. I have also cut and pasted the…

Entangled Minds: The idea that will change everything?

ACADEMIC ARTICLES: Title: Entangled Minds: The idea that will change everything? Author: Marcus T Anthony, Director MindFutures Publication details: MindFutures, Australia, 21012 This fully-cited and easy to read 8000 word article identifies the illogical and inconsistent thinking in some ‘cutting edge’ thinking about the future, especially in relation to discussions about intuitive insight, consciousness beyond…

A brief history of Western rationalism

  ACADEMIC ARTICLES: This paper traces the development of the western mechanistic worldview and its preferred rational ways of knowing. It establishes the relationship between this development and defining moments in dominant discourses within modern biological science, psychology and intelligence theory in the scientific era. Title: A Genealogy of the Western Rationalist Hegemony Author: Marcus T…

Towards a Futures Discourse in Mainland China

ACADEMIC ARTICLES: There are currently no well-established Futures practitioners working full-time in the People’s Republic of China, although certain futurists visit China regularly. This paper addresses the conditions, including political, social and economic, which futurists looking to set up in China are likely to face. It is argued that the time is now right for…

Integrated Intelligence: The Future of Intelligence?

ACADEMIC ARTICLES: Many classical depictions of intelligence suggest that individual human intelligence is part of a greater transpersonal consciousness. The concept of this integrated intelligence has resurfaced in contemporary times in a number of fields. This paper presents the ideas of four thinkers whose works incorporate integrated intelligence – Broomfield, Dossey, Wilber and Zohar. Inayatullah’s…

Education For Transformation: Integrated Intelligence in the Knowledge Society and Beyond

ACADEMIC ARTICLES: The purpose of this paper is to introduce several possibilities and potentials regarding the implementation of integrated intelligence into the modern pubic education system and the knowledge economy which it serves. There are thus two seminal questions. Firstly, what general uses might integrated intelligence have in the modern secular public education system? Secondly,…