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 suggests that humans have always been consciously guiding their own evolution. We do so because we are conscious of the future; but we can do so with greater awareness. He suggests that Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein story could provide a positive model for the human future — if we can avoid the obvious character flaws of Dr. Frankenstein. He points out that there is much in our animal nature that is symbiotic rather than competitive. It is in our nature to choose wisely.
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 1, 2017)
Published on January 27, 2018