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 discusses visions of future humanity to be found in the science fiction literature and elsewhere. He emphasizes Charles Darwin’s observation that, in the distant future, all of the species currently alive will have evolved into new forms. He suggests many different possibilities for humans and indicates that we may be able to select our future evolution — if we decide to choose wisely. He acknowledges that, for some, this will seem like blasphemy and playing god.
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 28, 2018