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 the many different forms that human-machine hybrids are likely to take in the not-so-distant future. The possibilities are enormous and have been dealt with, primarily, by science fiction writers. This, of course, raises many questions about the future of our civilization. What are the ethical implications of these developments? What can we learn from robots, androids, and cyborgs about human consciousness?
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 February 18, 2018