We Need to Radically Rethink Conscious Awareness (by Charles M. Johnston M.D.)

Contribution by Charles M. Johnston, M.D. Respected thinkers have lately been putting forward more dynamic explanations for the workings of conscious awareness. In each case, there is the claim that the picture presented is fundamentally new. In my book Creative Systems Theory: An Overarching Theory of Purpose, Change, and Interrelationships in Human Systems, I note how Creative Systems […]

Human Digital Twins – Is this the Future of Humanity? By Tim Cole

By Tim Cole Digital twins are quickly bringing us closer to better modeling and stress testing factories and supply chains to achieve higher levels of resilience. But there is one factor that is usually ignored: people! Digital twins are much more than CAD images. They contain and respond to data inputs, transitioning from one state […]

From Doom & Gloom to Optimism & Hope: By William E. Halal

From Doom & Gloom to Optimism & Hope, by William E. Halal, (PhD); The TechCast Project and George Washington University. Gerd adds: Bill is a like-minded thinker, friend and fellow futurist, based in Washington DC. Check out his latest must-read book ‘Beyond Knowledge‘, and the video / live-stream event we did together last year. TechCast Research takes on the deadening […]

A conversation with Gerd Leonhard and Brenda Cooper – SciFi Writer

A moving conversation on optimism, climate change, science fiction and of course — the good future ! Brenda Cooper writes science fiction, fantasy, and the occasional poem. She also works in technology and writes and talks about the future. She has won multiple regional writing awards and her stories have often appeared in Year’s Best […]

‘Holdout Humans’: Chilling Glimpse Into Our Future if We Survive Another Million Years

This article is available on While Wells’s evolutionary models have not stood the test of time, the three basic options he considered still hold true. We could go extinct, turn into several species or change. An added ingredient is that we have biotechnology that could greatly increase the probability of each of them. Foreseeable […]

Beyond true and false – By Aeon

This article is available at Buddhist philosophy is full of contradictions. Now modern logic is learning why that might be a good thing. An abhorrence of contradiction has been high orthodoxy in the West for more than 2,000 years. Statements such as Nagarjuna’s are therefore wont to produce looks of blank incomprehension, or worse. […]

The Critical Importance of Positive Images for the Future — By Charles Johnston

Charles Johnston is a cultural psychiatrist as well as a futurist. His perspective has its foundations in Creative Systems Theory with it concept of Cultural Maturity, the idea that our times are requiring—and making possible—an essential “growing up” as a species.  Cynicism today is rampant. Few people hold positive expectations when it comes to the […]

Shifting from Knowing to Being: The Secret to Thriving in a World of Uncertainty – Philip Horvath

From childhood on, we are trained to believe there is a right way of doing things – and that we better learn it, or else. In school, in university, and later in the form of job descriptions – we are always told what to do. If we don’t know what to do, it must mean […]

As the world’s population passes 8bn, new parents from Italy to India look to the future

In Siena, Luisa worries about social media. In Delhi, Nikita is trying to proof her house against air pollution. Here, couples who have welcomed a new child in recent months share their dreams and fears for them on an ever more crowded planet

Lessons from Intentional Communities – By Travis Sheehan and Dania Trejo

Feeling the frost melting after the pandemic winter in Boston, I took to the road in search of intentional communities across the Americas and Europe. I explored the eco-villages of Appalachia, ashrams of Sao Paulo, and Esoteric societies of Turin. What I found is a keyhole view into the next evolution of human consciousness and […]

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