Classic Reboot: Science Fiction as Mythology of the FuturewithTom Lombardo

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Thomas Lombardo, PhD, is director of the Center for Future Consciousness in Glendale, Arizona. He is author of Future Consciousness: The Path To Purposeful Evolution; The Evolution of Future Consciousness; Wisdom, Consciousness, and the Future; and Mind Flight: A Journey Into The Future. He is also writing a four volume series, titled Science Fiction: The Evolutionary Mythology of the Future. The first volume was published in 2018.

Here he shares his knowledge of the canon of great science fiction novels and films. He compares science fiction to ancient mythology, noting both similarities and differences. He reviews important themes such as the destruction of the world, alternative realities, encounter with aliens, the loss of human freedom, and the future of evolution. He notes that video games allow users to immerse themselves in a science fiction story.

Edited subtitles for this video are available in Russian, Portuguese, Italian, German, French, and Spanish.

(Recorded on November 2, 2017)

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Published on April 20, 2023


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