Future Thinkers is a media platform, community, and education portal dedicated to the evolution of technology, society, and consciousness and becoming better adapted to the future. Created by Mike Gilliland and Euvie Ivanova.
info_outline FTP111: Ken Wilber - What's The Problem With The World Today? 12/10/2019
FTP111: Ken Wilber - What's The Problem With The World Today? Ken Wilber talks about Integral Theory, Greta Thunberg's climate activism, Jordan Peterson's awakening process, and moving to higher stages of human development to solve global issues. This is part 1 of our multi-part series of interviews with "Einstein of consciousness studies," as Ken Wilber is often called.
info_outline FTP109: Dr. Dayna Baumeister - Biomimicry: Nature's Design 11/15/2019
FTP109: Dr. Dayna Baumeister - Biomimicry: Nature's Design Our guest in this podcast episode is Dr. Dayna Baumeister, the co-founder of Biomimicry 3.8., a project that trains change-makers in sustainable design principles inspired by nature’s forms, processes, and ecosystems.
info_outline FTP107: Nora Bateson - What We Get Wrong About Social Change 10/08/2019
FTP107: Nora Bateson - What We Get Wrong About Social Change In Part 2 of our interview with Nora Bateson, an award-winning filmmaker, writer, educator, and the President of the International Bateson Institute, we continue our discussion on sense-making, on order and chaos, complex systems and cultures, and what we really need for social and cultural change.
info_outline FTP106: Nora Bateson - Climate Crisis: Why Everyone Is Confused 10/03/2019
FTP106: Nora Bateson - Climate Crisis: Why Everyone Is Confused Our guest in the following two episodes is Nora Bateson, an award-winning filmmaker, writer, educator, and the President of the International Bateson Institute.
info_outline FTP105: Jim Rutt - Game B: The Fifth Attractor, A New Social OS 09/09/2019
FTP105: Jim Rutt - Game B: The Fifth Attractor, A New Social OS Today on the show we have Jim Rutt, complexity researcher, systems thinker, podcaster, and former key player in several technology companies.
info_outline FTP104: Retreat Center Vision & Other New Projects 08/22/2019
FTP104: Retreat Center Vision & Other New Projects We’ve been diving deep into several projects lately - growing our courses, designing a brand new meditation app, starting the global Future Thinkers meetup initiative, and brainstorming the creation of an in-person retreat center for exploring the ideas and practices we talk about on the podcast and in our courses.
info_outline FTP103: Cris Beasley - Emotional Health and Self-Sovereignty 07/24/2019
FTP103: Cris Beasley - Emotional Health and Self-Sovereignty In Part 2 of our interview with author, podcaster and healing practitioner Cris Beasley, we talk about the role of emotional health in society and why it is crucial for gaining self-sovereignty, as well as the current position of mainstream science on energy work and healing practices.
info_outline FTP102: Cris Beasley - Working With Negative Emotions 07/18/2019
FTP102: Cris Beasley - Working With Negative Emotions Cris Beasley is an author, podcaster, ex AI startup founder and healing practitioner who created the Love Lock card deck to help people explore and work with difficult emotions. We asked Cris some of the questions that we often get from our listeners and course participants: how to access the repressed emotions in the body, what are some of the helpful techniques and tools to do it, and how to integrate these emotions into our lives in a healthy way.
info_outline FTP101: Rebel Wisdom - Who Are The Intellectual Deep Web? 07/12/2019
FTP101: Rebel Wisdom - Who Are The Intellectual Deep Web? We had a roundtable style discussion with David Fuller and Alexander Beiner from Rebel Wisdom about the Intellectual Dark Web and where that conversation is heading, the emergence of the Intellectual Deep Web, and how to find cohesion and unity in a decentralized world.
info_outline FTP100: Jamie Wheal - Sense-Making In Chaos 07/08/2019
FTP100: Jamie Wheal - Sense-Making In Chaos Jamie Wheal is a researcher and coach in the field of human potential, peak performance, and flow states. He is the co-author of the book “Stealing Fire” and director of Flow Genome Project.
info_outline FTP099: John Vervaeke - Meaning, Wisdom And Transcendence 06/27/2019
FTP099: John Vervaeke - Meaning, Wisdom And Transcendence John Vervaeke is a lecturer at the University of Toronto and author of Awakening From The Meaning Crisis lecture series on YouTube. In Part 2 of our interview we talk further about self-transformation, transcendence and strategies for creating meaning. Show notes: http://www.futurethinkers.org/99 Part 1 of the interview: http://www.futurethinkers.org/98 Take the Future Thinkers Course in Personal Evolution - designed to help you create a life of meaning, purpose and impact: http://courses.futurethinkers.org Registration closes on June 30th!
info_outline FTP098: John Vervaeke - Overcoming The Meaning Crisis 06/21/2019
FTP098: John Vervaeke - Overcoming The Meaning Crisis John Vervaeke is a lecturer at the University of Toronto, whose excellent lecture series on YouTube called Awakening From the Meaning Crisis has inspired us to invite him on the show and discuss how to overcome the meaning crisis in today’s world.
info_outline FTP097: Sovereignty vs. Identity 06/05/2019
FTP097: Sovereignty vs. Identity In this episode we discuss further on one of our favorite topics - how to gain more sovereignty in modern world, as well as how it relates to the notion of personal identity. We use Jordan Greenhall's framework to describe sovereignty as developing and practicing three basic capacities: perception, sense making and agency. We discuss these capacities in the context of dominant framework of secular thought in the Western world, the crisis of meaning, entrepreneurship, identity politics etc. The ideas and inspiration for our discussions come from weekly group calls that are part of the course in personal evolution that we are currently facilitating. Show notes: http://www.futurethinkers.org/97
info_outline FTP096: The Shadow In Personal and Collective Consciousness 05/24/2019
FTP096: The Shadow In Personal and Collective Consciousness Mike and Euvie discuss the Jungian concept of The Shadow, and why it is relevant today as a framework for developing personal and collective consciousness. Show notes: http://www.futurethinkers.org/96 Check out out Course in Personal Evolution: http://courses.futurehinkers.org/
info_outline FTP095: Michael Taft - The Path of Spiritual Awakening and Self-Development 04/17/2019
FTP095: Michael Taft - The Path of Spiritual Awakening and Self-Development Michael Taft, a long-term meditation teacher, author, and founder of Deconstructing Yourself blog and podcast, discusses the stages of personal development and awakening path, deconstructing reality and benefits of a regular meditation practice.
info_outline FTP094: Douglas Rushkoff - Rethinking Transhumanism and Reuniting Humanity 04/10/2019
FTP094: Douglas Rushkoff - Rethinking Transhumanism and Reuniting Humanity In Part 2 of our interview with media theorist Douglas Rushkoff, we talk about transhumanism, the distrust in the corporate-run digital environment, and using intersectionalism to reunite human species.
info_outline FTP093: Douglas Rushkoff - Why Technology Needs to be on 'Team Human' 04/03/2019
FTP093: Douglas Rushkoff - Why Technology Needs to be on 'Team Human' Our guest in the next two episodes is Douglas Rushkoff, a media theorist, lecturer, and author of Team Human, as well as a dozen other books on media, technology, and culture. In recent years, he has become a critic of technology for separating us from what makes us human.
info_outline FTP092: Rupert Sheldrake - Paradigm Shifts in Science and Experiments in Consciousness 03/28/2019
FTP092: Rupert Sheldrake - Paradigm Shifts in Science and Experiments in Consciousness We're excited to host Rupert Sheldrake in this episode, a biologist and author best known for his hypothesis of morphic resonance. Besides getting into the details of this hypothesis, we also talk about paradigm shifts in science, psy phenomena, experiments in consciousness, and about his new book called "Ways to Go Beyond And Why They Work," where he describes some of the most well known spiritual practices for altering consciousness.
info_outline FTP091: Joe Brewer - Humanity's Rapid Evolutionary Transition 03/20/2019
FTP091: Joe Brewer - Humanity's Rapid Evolutionary Transition This is Part 2 of our interview with Joe Brewer of the Center for Applied Cultural Evolution, where we talk about modern versions of rites of passage, and why they are important. We also discuss the ways to support cultural evolution and develop regenerative cultures that are capable of dealing with global problems and existential risks.
info_outline FTP090: Joe Brewer - Rites of Passage For Cultural Evolution 03/14/2019
FTP090: Joe Brewer - Rites of Passage For Cultural Evolution Our guest in this episode is Joe Brewer, Executive Director at the Center for Applied Cultural Evolution. Joe is a complexity researcher, cognitive scientist, and evangelist for regenerative culture design. We invited him onto the show because we felt that our ideas about adult development, rites of passage, and overcoming the chasm of nihilism strongly resonated with his thinking and work on cultural evolution.
info_outline FTP089: Deconstructing Your Identity, And Why Do It 03/10/2019
FTP089: Deconstructing Your Identity, And Why Do It Identity politics have become a hot topic in the Western world. People tend to attach their sense of identity to certain political ideas, gender identity, ethnic or religious group, sexual orientation etc, and often get triggered when they perceive their identity is being threatened.
info_outline FTP088: The Ancient Art of Adulting And Meta-Skills For The Future 02/20/2019
FTP088: The Ancient Art of Adulting And Meta-Skills For The Future In this episode we are discussing the concept of "adulting" and why it's relevant today. We also talk about how being an adult will change in the future and what meta-skills one needs to develop in order to adapt to the fast-changing world.
info_outline FTP087: Meme Wars And Collective Intelligence 02/13/2019
FTP087: Meme Wars And Collective Intelligence We have recently participated and spoke at DGOV Council in Berlin, an event that explored new principles of human-centric scalable governance. The experience inspired us to think more deeply about distributed governance, the emergence of collective intelligence, anti-fragility and sovereignty. In this episode we are discussing what kind of collective system is possible in the future and how to manage the diversity of values in such system.
info_outline FTP086: Alex Gladstein - Anti-Authoritarian Technologies and The Future of Governance 02/06/2019
FTP086: Alex Gladstein - Anti-Authoritarian Technologies and The Future of Governance Our guest in this episode is Alex Gladstein, the Chief Strategy Officer at Human Rights Foundation and VP of Strategy for Oslo Freedom Forum. We attended and spoke at Oslo Freedom Forum last year, and it was one of the best conferences we have ever been to - it was really well produced, with amazing participants who talked about important topics and ideas.
info_outline FTP085: Kevin Kelly - AI Will Make Humans Better, Not Irrelevant 01/23/2019
FTP085: Kevin Kelly - AI Will Make Humans Better, Not Irrelevant In this part, we look at how artificial intelligence and artificial consciousness will shape the future of work and life, what will make humans uniquely useful in this scenario, and reasons to be optimistic for the future.
info_outline FTP084: Kevin Kelly - What Technology Wants and The World of Superabundance 01/17/2019
FTP084: Kevin Kelly - What Technology Wants and The World of Superabundance Today our guest is Kevin Kelly, the founding editor of Wired magazine, former publisher of the Whole Earth Review, and author of many books, including his latest one called "The Inevitable", which forecasts the twelve technological forces that will shape the next thirty years.
info_outline FTP083: Duncan Trussell - Decentralized Organizing Principles in Society, and The Evolution of Consciousness 01/11/2019
FTP083: Duncan Trussell - Decentralized Organizing Principles in Society, and The Evolution of Consciousness Duncan Trussell - actor, comedian and the host of Duncan Trussell Family Hour, is back on Future Thinkers for the second time. In this episode we talk about some of the pressing topics of our time, like developing individual and collective consciousness, evolving the structure and functioning of the human society, and the importance of a consistent spiritual practice for understanding ourselves and the world we live in.
info_outline FTP082: Charles Eisenstein - The New Story of Climate and Humanity (Part 2) 12/20/2018
FTP082: Charles Eisenstein - The New Story of Climate and Humanity (Part 2) In part two we cover the basics of the gift economy, the concepts of economic de-growth and demonetization, and what it takes to implement these changes in our societies. We also talk about restoring the wealth of time, relationships and meaning.