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 points out that humans have been thinking about the future as far back as can be determined. Social engineering for the purpose of controlling future possibilities also goes back to the dawn of recorded history. There are many competing visions of the ideal future. Lombardo argues that a wise future would be one that serves the well-being of all people, rather than the narrow interests of any privileged group.
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 October 31, 2017)
Published on December 3, 2017