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 will be 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.
New Thinking Allowed host, Jeffrey Mishlove, PhD, hosted and co-produced the original Thinking Allowed public television series. He is a past vice-president of the Association for Humanistic Psychology; and is the recipient of the Pathfinder Award from that Association for his contributions to the field of human consciousness exploration.
(Recorded on November 2, 2017)
Published on March 18, 2018