Future Thinkers

By Mike Gilliland and Euvie Ivanova

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 Nov 29, 2018
really interesting show. hosts are open and genuine. keep it up!

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Future Thinkers is a media platform, community, and education portal dedicated to the evolution of society, technology, and consciousness. Helping you become better adapted to our uncertain future. As seen in BBC, Forbes, World Economic Forum, and iTunes Top 40. Created by Mike Gilliland and Euvie Ivanova.

Episode Date
Nora Bateson - How To Heal a Disintegrating Society
46:11

We invited Nora Bateson back on the show for another sensemaking conversation. Nora Bateson is an award-winning filmmaker, writer, educator, and the President of the International Bateson Institute.

We wanted to hear her views on the current disintegration of societal systems, and how to navigate the chaos of the world.

We talk about how to raise and educate children for the uncertain future, and how to find the potential for healing and transformation in these difficult times. She also shares some thought provoking quotes from her father Gregory Bateson’s writings.

To get the full episode, become a Future Thinkers Member at http://www.futurethinkers.org/members 

Show notes: http://www.futurethinkers.org/127 

Sign up for upcoming Future Thinkers workshops: http://www.futurethinkers.org/events 

July 14-28 2020:

Generating Archetypal Mind States with Michael Taft Become more effective, compassionate, and awake with the power of archetypes.

Learn more and register at http://www.futurethinkers.org/taft

Jul 10, 2020
Joe Brewer - Regenerating the Earth
51:56

We invited Joe Brewer on the show again as part of our regenerative series. We had him last year, and we talked about cultural evolution and designing regenerative cultures. Since then Joe moved to a rural community in Colombia, started the Earth Regenerators Study Group, and wrote a new book. 

In this episode we talk about this new book called The Design Pathway for Regenerating Earth.

We also talk about what it’s like to live in economic collapse, how to re-establish relationships with nature and community, and how something as important as Earth Regeneration can be done with a sense of child-like playfulness.

To get the full interview, become a member at http://futurethinkers.org/members 

Show notes: http://futurethinkers.org/126 

Upcoming Future Thinkers Workshops: http://futurethinkers.org/events 

July 14-28 - Generating Archetypal Mind States with Michael Taft

Become more effective, compassionate, and awake with the power of archetypes.

Learn more and register at http://www.futurethinkers.org/taft 

Jul 04, 2020
Bonnitta Roy - Human Flourishing in Times of Turmoil
51:06

Bonnitta Roy is back on our show for the second time, which we don't do very often. She is so tuned into what's going on in the world, that we always have so much to talk about with her.

She is an award-winning author, philosopher, insight guide and international trainer, who’s focusing on building greater capacities for human sensemaking.

Today Bonnitta shares with us some details about her new written piece about human flourishing.

We also talk about the current social shift from global to local, what type of institutions we need right now, and how to engage in conversation about culture, race and validating different expressions.

To get the full interview, become a Future Thinkers Member at http://www.futurethinkers.org/members 

Check out and sign up for our upcoming workshops at http://www.futurethinkers.org/events 

In This Episode of Future Thinkers:

  • What epistemic traps are preventing human flourishing and what are the alternatives
  • The examples of these traps with the COVID-19 and collective intelligence
  • How complexity is escalating with the notion of progress
  • Why localism and bio-regional communities feel necessary right now
  • What are core self, communal, cosmopolitan and cosmic self
  • Questioning the relevancy of institutions and workplaces
  • The real problems with understanding and conversing with different cultures
  • What is the root of growing divisions in the Western society
  • How transactional relationships affect human culture

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Jun 24, 2020
James Ehrlich - Regenerative Villages
40:11

With this episode we are starting a podcast series about regenerative smart village design, where we are featuring notable people in the areas of regenerative cultures, self-sustaining communities, smart villages, etc.

Our first guest in this series is James Ehrlich, the founder of Regen Villages. Regen Villages is a Stanford University spin-off company, creating the so-called “Tesla of Ecovillages" - the technology integrated VillageOS™ software, for the future of living in resilient neighbourhoods.

In this episode we talk about designing regenerative villages, why that is what the communities of the future are going to look like, and what are the barriers and risks to getting there.

What Is Covered: 

  • The need in the world that Regen Villages are responding to
  • What is the main problem with contemporary city environments
  • How to redesign communities on a more local level
  • The most unexpected benefits for people living in regenerative villages
  • What are the main barriers for smart villages to become a reality
  • Why authorities fear decentralization
  • The optimistic elements of post-Covid19 'green' transition
  • The pros and cons of retrofitting the cities
  • What can potentially bring smart villages down
  • How can communities of different sizes cooperate effectively

Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

Show notes: http://www.futurethinkers.org/124 

Jun 04, 2020
Donald Hoffman - Do We See Reality As It Is?
01:02:49

Our guest in this episode is Donald Hoffman, a cognitive psychologist who studies consciousness, visual perception and evolutionary psychology using mathematical models and psychophysical experiments.

Donald is the author of several books, the latest one being The Case Against Reality.

In this interview we talk about Donald’s scientific theory of consciousness, which he refers to as 'conscious realism.'

We discuss why we don’t see reality as it is, what experiments demonstrate this and the role of spiritual practices in how we perceive reality. 

Complete show notes: http://www.futurethinker.org/123 

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Apr 16, 2020
Jamie Wheal Q&A
01:58:29

Jamie Wheal answers questions in a Q&A session with Future Thinkers Members, streamed on March 3rd 2020. 

Jamie Wheal is a researcher and writer 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.

Replay of the livestream on YouTube: https://youtu.be/J_45WjlSAGw 

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Apr 10, 2020
Consequences of COVID-19 Pandemic
01:00:32

This is the 2nd livestream we did on the second-order effects of coronavirus on society, politics, and economy. The recording is from March 13, so some of the things we talk about here have already happened, or are happening right now in the world.

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Apr 01, 2020
Joe Brewer Q&A
01:17:14

Joe Brewer's work is centred around regenerative cultures. He travels around the world, studying different practices that contribute to the regeneration of the environment and communities. This is the audio version of the Q&A streamed on February 11th.

Q&A replay: https://youtu.be/t10mtKAjgo4 

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Mar 28, 2020
Bonnitta Roy - ECollective Insight Practices
56:39

Our guest in this episode is Bonnitta Roy, an author, philosopher, and teacher who’s focusing on building greater capacities for human sense-making.

We talk about group processes, ego deconstruction and shadow work in group setting,  the insights into the nature of the mind, and rediscovering our evolutionary spiritual capacities.

Show notes: http://www.futurethinkers.org/119 

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Mar 20, 2020
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic
01:03:17

In this episode we are discussing the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, the kinds of effects it is having on global systems, what kinds of societal changes and opportunities arise from it, and how individual can cope with this increasingly difficult situation.

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Mar 13, 2020
Derek Sivers - How To Live
32:24

In Part 2 of our interview with writer, programmer and entrepreneur Derek Sivers, we talk about daily practices for increasing self-knowledge and many different ways in which people can thrive and find fulfilment.

Show notes: http://www.futurethinkers.org/117 

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Feb 21, 2020
Derek Sivers - Hell Yeah or No
49:19

Our guest in this episode is Derek Sivers, a writer, programmer, entrepreneur and former owner of CD Baby, an online store for independent musicians.

We've been waiting to do this interview for a long time, and when Derek re-emerged with the plan to publish three books after a few reclusive years, we wanted to catch up and find our what he had been up to.

This interview is in 2 parts. This is Part 1 where we talk about building a life around values such as learning, growth or minimalism, and exploring freedom to its extremes.

Show notes: http://www.futurethinkers.org/116

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Feb 15, 2020
Ken Wilber - The Flaws of Integral Theory
50:03

In the last part of our interview with Ken Wilber we discuss the potential flaws of Integral Theory and Integral movement, as well as the problem of charismatic leaders who have a lot of unchecked shadow material.

Show notes: http://www.futurethinkers.org/kenwilber 

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Jan 22, 2020
Ken Wilber - Kill The Buddha
57:13

In this episode, we discuss with Ken Wilber the pros and cons of going through the waking up process, how much time it takes for an average person, as well as how to deal with nihilism and the desire for certainty on the path of personal and spiritual development.

Show notes: http://www.futurethinkers.org/113 

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Jan 15, 2020
Ken Wilber - Clean Up, Wake Up, Grow Up, Show Up
01:06:45

In this part of our interview with philosopher Ken Wilber, we talk about useful practices for cleaning up, waking up, growing up, and showing up for life.

Show notes: http://www.futurethinkers.org/113

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Jan 07, 2020
Ken Wilber - Who Are The 2nd Tier Thinkers Today
51:56

In this episode we talk to the philosopher Ken Wilber about the transition to so-called 2nd tier stages of human development. Ken also comments on the Metamodernism movement, and identifies the people who embody the 2nd tier thinking today.

Show notes and previous parts of the interview: http://www.futurethinkers.org/110 

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Dec 19, 2019
Ken Wilber - What's The Problem With The World Today?
48:27

This is the beginning of our series of interviews with Ken Wilber.

Ken Wilber is the author of over 25 books and the creator of Integral Theory, which has been one of the most influential frameworks for understanding the stages of human development. For that he’s been sometimes called the “Einstein of consciousness studies”.

This is a multi-part interview, and we start by talking about Integral Theory from a historical perspective, and the current stage of societal development. Ken also offers his comments of Jordan Peterson’s interpretation of awakening and Greta Thunberg’s climate activism.

In later parts, we will be talking about the Metamodernism movement, transition to the so-called 2nd tier stages of human development, as well as shadow work and practices that can help us get to the higher stages of development.

Show notes: http://www.futurethinkers.org/110 

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Dec 10, 2019
John Vervaeke Q&A
02:00:53

John Vervaeke answers questions live. This is the first in a series of live Q&As with Future Thinkers podcast guests.

Participation in the discussion is exclusive to Future Thinkers Premium Members. If you want to become a Member, go to http://members.futurethinkers.org/ and get access to our in-depth courses in personal evolution, private group calls, podcast extras, Q&A's with prominent thinkers, and more.

Future Thinkers previous interview with John Vervaeke: http://www.futurethinkers.org/98 

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Dec 05, 2019
Dr. Dayna Baumeister - Biomimicry: Nature's Design
01:26:31

Our guest in this podcast episode is Dr. Dayna Baumeister, a researcher, consultant, and educator in the field of biomimicry. She is 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.

Dayna and her business partner Janine Benyus have developed the biomimicry movement as a response to the world’s sustainability problems.

In this episode we talk about how we can learn from nature to be more resilient and self-sustainable, raise better adapted kids, and adopt the everyday practices to improve our chances of overcoming the climate and economic challenges ahead.

Show notes: http://www.futurethinkers.org/109

 

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Nov 15, 2019
Joker Is A Warning
34:35

The new Joker film with Joaquin Phoenix is an extremely timely and relevant commentary on what is happening in the Western world right now.

From the mass shootings and the epidemic of mental illness to the grief and anger that people are feeling in the climate change protests, the film is symbolic of many patterns emerging in modern society.

In many ways, the film is a warning. We wanted to do a commentary on what can be done about the feelings and patterns of behaviour illustrated in the film, and what we can do about them on an individual and societal level.

Show notes: http://www.futurethinkers.org/108 

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Oct 10, 2019
Nora Bateson - Real Social Change
53:29

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.

Nora comes from a family lineage of complexity thinkers - her father was the systems theorist Gregory Bateson and her grandfather was the biologist William Bateson, who coined the term genetics.

Nora’s book Small Arcs of Larger Circles came out in 2016, and she is currently working on her next book about Warm Data, or the interrelational processes between and among systems.

Her work brings the fields of biology, cognition, art, anthropology, psychology, and information technology together into a study of the patterns in ecology of living systems.

To check out the show notes for both parts of the interview, go to  http://www.futurethinkers.org/106 

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Oct 08, 2019
Nora Bateson - Climate Crisis: Why Everyone Is Confused
01:11:21

Our guest in the following two episodes is Nora Bateson, an award-winning filmmaker, writer, educator, and the President of the International Bateson Institute. Nora comes from a family lineage of complexity thinkers - her father was the systems theorist Gregory Bateson and her grandfather was the biologist William Bateson, who coined the term genetics.

Nora’s book Small Arcs of Larger Circles came out in 2016, and she is currently working on her next book about Warm Data, or the interrelational processes between and among systems.

Her work brings the fields of biology, cognition, art, anthropology, psychology, and information technology together into a study of the patterns in ecology of living systems.

In part 1 of this interview, we discuss the complexity of understanding climate change, and why sense-making isn't common sense.

Show notes: http://www.futurethinkers.org/106 

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Oct 03, 2019
Jim Rutt - Game B: The Fifth Attractor, A New Social OS
01:03:35

Today on the show we have Jim Rutt, complexity researcher, systems thinker, podcaster, and former key player in several technology companies. Jim was previously the chairman of the Santa Fe Institute, where he has been involved since 2002, working in the scientific study of consciousness and evolutionary artificial intelligence. He is also one of the thinkers behind BigChainDB, the blockchain architecture startup.

In this episode we talk about the concept of Game B, what it is and how it emerged, the idea of network attractors in complex systems like human society, and how to prepare for potential collapse scenarios in the future.

Show notes: http://www.futurethinkers.org/105

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Sep 09, 2019
Retreat Center Vision and Other New Projects
24:40

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.

In this episode we discuss our vision for this retreat center, why we want to create it, and what we want to do there. This is still in a very early stage and a work in progress.

We want to share our intention and invite you to collaborate with us on this idea if you feel inspired by it.

Show notes: http://www.futurethinkers.org/104

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Aug 22, 2019
Cris Beasley - Emotional Health and Self-Sovereignty
36:48

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.

Show notes and Part 1: http://www.futurethinkers.org/103

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Jul 24, 2019
Cris Beasley - Working With Negative Emotions
48:16

Our guest in the following two episodes is Cris Beasley, 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.

This episode is in two parts. In Part 1 we talk about the most common 4 emotional responses in difficult situations, the transformative power of breathwork, and other tools to access difficult emotions.

In Part 2 we will 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.

Show notes: http://www.futurethinkers.org/102 

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Jul 18, 2019
Rebel Wisdom - Who Are The Intellectual Deep Web?
01:01:20

We had a roundtable style discussion with David Fuller and Alexander Beiner from Rebel Wisdom about the Intellectual Dark Web, where that conversation is heading, the emergence of the Intellectual Deep Web, and how to find cohesion and unity in a decentralized world.

Show notes: http://www.futurethinkers.org/101

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Jul 12, 2019
Jamie Wheal - Sense-Making In Chaos
01:11:56

Our guest in this episode is Jamie Wheal, 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.

In this interview we talk about how to make sense in a world that is unraveling faster than we can keep up with, discuss the potential solutions to this crisis, and the challenges of building coherent and resilient communities.

Show notes: http://futurethinkers.org/100

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Jul 08, 2019
John Vervaeke - Meaning, Wisdom And Transcendence
01:00:24

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 

 

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Jun 27, 2019
John Vervaeke - Overcoming The Meaning Crisis
58:49

We had a great pleasure to interview John Vervaeke, a lecturer at the University of Toronto in the departments of psychology, cognitive science and Buddhist psychology. John’s 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.

In this interview we also dive deep into the topics of integrating scientific and traditional views of the search for meaning, multiple kinds of knowing, and the ecology of transformational practices. We draw on various resources from cognitive science, psychology, philosophy, religion and spirituality. 

This episode is divided in two parts. In Part 1 we talk about what is the meaning crisis, why it has emerged and what are some of the practices and solutions to deal with it. 

Show notes: http://www.futurethinkers.org/98 

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Jun 21, 2019
Sovereignty vs. Identity
51:58

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 

Jun 05, 2019
The Shadow In Personal and Collective Consciousness
01:03:03

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

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May 24, 2019
Michael Taft - The Path of Spiritual Awakening and Self-Development
01:17:51

Michael Taft, a long-time meditation teacher, author, and founder of Deconstructing Yourself blog and podcast, discusses the stages of personal development and the awakening path, deconstructing reality, and the benefits of a regular meditation practice.

Show notes: http://www.futurethinkers.org/95 

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Apr 17, 2019
Douglas Rushkoff - Rethinking Transhumanism and Reuniting Humanity
41:30

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.

Show notes: http://www.futurethinkers.org/94

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Apr 10, 2019
Douglas Rushkoff - Why Technology Needs to be on 'Team Human'
30:56

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.

In Part 1 of this interview we discuss the still untapped possibilities of digital technology, the causes and potential solutions to dystopian visions of the future, as well as transhumanism and its assumptions about human nature.

Complete show notes: http://www.futurethinkers.org/93 

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Apr 03, 2019
Rupert Sheldrake - Paradigm Shifts in Science and Experiments in Consciousness
58:13

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.

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Mar 28, 2019
Joe Brewer - Humanity's Rapid Evolutionary Transition
44:12

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.

Show notes page: http://www.futurethinkers.org/91

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Mar 20, 2019
Joe Brewer - Rites of Passage For Cultural Evolution
42:30

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. This interview turned out to be very dense and we talked about complex subjects, so we divided the episode in two parts.

In Part 1 we talk about what kind of education we need in order to prepare for an evolutionary transition, why even intellectuals can’t wrap their heads around climate change, and the importance of the grieving process for psychological and spiritual growth.

Complete show notes with links: http://www.futurethinkers.org/90 

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Mar 14, 2019
Deconstructing Your Identity, And Why Do It
45:44

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.

Today we discuss why it is useful and important to detach from these categories in order to develop psychologically. We talk about how to deconstruct your identity and tell the stories of how we have done it.

In This Episode Of Future Thinkers:

  • What it means to deconstruct your identity, and how it enables us to see things more objectively
  • The current narratives of diversity, oppression and globalization as formative forces
  • The relationship between individual expression and narcissistic culture
  • Why it is difficult to stand out in a globalized culture and why we emphasize differences
  • Why people remain attached to ideas even after those ideas are disproved
  • The role of basic human needs when it comes to attachments
  • The different methods for deconstructing identity
  • Getting comfortable with contradiction and letting go of the attachment to results

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Mar 10, 2019
The Ancient Art of Adulting And Meta-Skills For The Future
24:43

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.

Adulting is an ironic term used by the Millenial generation to describe holding grown up responsibilities like paying the bills or taxes for example, but not feeling like an actual adult while doing that. We discuss why the adult "script" that was handed to us by the previous generations (go to school, get good grades, get a career for life, get married etc) doesn’t seem relevant or even possible for many young people today.

Instead of the specific skills that are taught in schools and tailored for the traditional script of adulthood, we are exploring meta-skills, or the general skills that one can apply to any area of life to learn other skills.

In This Episode of Future Thinkers:

  • Why Millenials don't feel like adults today even if they are technically grown up
  • The differences in going through the stages of life between our parents' and our generation
  • How the increasing social and technological complexity causes anxiety among young people
  • The history and reasons behind the "coddling" style of parenting in 1980s
  • The traits of today's young generations that make them vulnerable to real life challenges
  • How to adapt to the present and future world and increase personal sovereignty
  • Three pillars of cognitive sovereignty
  • The examples of meta-skills that are useful for learning any other skill and adapting to changes

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Feb 20, 2019
Meme Wars And Collective Intelligence
44:58

We 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.

In This Episode Of Future Thinkers:

  • The definition of collective intelligence
  • The difference between a decentralized and distributed governance
  • How ideological frameworks corrupt personal sovereignty on every level
  • Why we need a system world view and flexible frameworks to think about the society
  • Internet meme tribes as a form of fulfilling the need to belong to a community
  • How to learn to have a conversation with someone with different values
  • The emergence of natural hierarchy vs. flattening bureaucracy
  • How to solve the issues with dominance and tyranny in a collective system
  • The possibility of building an optimal omni-thrive system that supports thriving of each subsystem

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Feb 13, 2019
Alex Gladstein - Anti-Authoritarian Technologies and The Future of Governance
01:12:33

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.

In this interview we discuss why civil liberties make a country better for its people, what the future of governance, internet and money looks like, and why anti-authoritarian technologies like Bitcoin are important for that future.

In This Episode Of Future Thinkers:

  • The mission and activities of Human Rights Foundation and Oslo Freedom Forum
  • Why countries with civil liberties are generally better for people
  • The recent global tendency towards totalitarianism, and what it means
  • Governance, internet and money - key areas of change for future societies
  • Anti-authoritarian technologies vs. technological colonialism and authoritarianism
  • The emergence of sophisticated surveillance and social credit platforms, i.e. in China
  • The importance of old school activism and civil initiatives to keep governments in check
  • The opportunities and limits of a direct democracy
  • Competition as the main characteristic of decentralized systems
  • How to create urban design that protects the privacy of citizens
  • The problems of shifting responsibility and decision-making from governments to technologists

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Feb 06, 2019
Kevin Kelly - AI Will Make Humans Better, Not Irrelevant
51:10

This is the second part of our interview with 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" (https://goo.gl/78orqo), which forecasts the twelve technological forces that will shape the next thirty years.

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.

In This Episode of Future Thinkers:

  • What technology wants: the biases of technium, or technology viewed as a whole system
  • Deep engagement with technology as the only way to become aware of its wants
  • Inevitable vs. unpredictable developments of technology
  • New sharing economy and the transition of value from owning to the benefit of access
  • Smart environment - the idea of superabundance or fulfilling all life needs on demand
  • Flattening of hierarchical structures and the cost of decentralization at scale
  • Why the idea of a global government meets resistance on both left and right side of political spectrum
  • Mobility as a universal human right and why next generation cities and states will compete for humans
  • How we can work together with different varieties of conscious AIs in the future
  • Asking good questions — a uniquely human trait that cannot be replicated by AIs
  • Possible future professions related to AI industry like AI curator or AI whisperer
  • Implications of AI safety movement and the inconsistent ethics of humans
  • Decentralizing manifestations of AR — mixed reality world
  • Censorship concerns in a post-ownership society
  • Why studying history can make us optimistic about the future

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Jan 23, 2019
Kevin Kelly - What Technology Wants and The World of Superabundance
43:27

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.

This episode airs in two parts. In the first, we talk about what technology wants, the new sharing economy, and creating a smart environment.

In This Episode of Future Thinkers:

  • What technology wants: the biases of technium, or technology viewed as a whole system
  • Deep engagement with technology as the only way to become aware of its wants
  • Inevitable vs. unpredictable developments of technology
  • New sharing economy and the transition of value from owning to the benefit of access
  • Smart environment - the idea of superabundance or fulfilling all life needs on demand
  • Flattening of hierarchical structures and the cost of decentralization at scale
  • Why the idea of a global government meets resistance on both left and right side of political spectrum
  • Mobility as a universal human right and why next generation cities and states will compete for humans
  • How we can work together with different varieties of conscious AIs in the future
  • Asking good questions — a uniquely human trait that cannot be replicated by AIs
  • Possible future professions related to AI industry like AI curator or AI whisperer
  • Implications of AI safety movement and the inconsistent ethics of humans
  • Decentralizing manifestations of AR — mixed reality world
  • Censorship concerns in a post-ownership society
  • Why studying history can make us optimistic about the future

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Jan 17, 2019
Duncan Trussell - Decentralized Organizing Principles in Society, and The Evolution of Consciousness
01:35:09

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.

In This Episode of Future Thinkers:

 

  • Why there is so much anxiety in the Millennial generation
  • Horizontalism - a decentralized way for groups to organize
  • Stigmergy, or indirect coordination, in animals and humans
  • The origins of the legal ban of psychedelics
  • The illusion of individualism and how our society got fragmented
  • Is liquid democracy viable?
  • Disowning the collective narratives and embracing impermanence
  • The benefits of contemplating your own mortality
  • Is there a fundamental nature to all things?
  • How to recognize when you are being coaxed into a certain narrative
  • The myths around enlightenment, and why it is not special
  • Why the purpose of meditation is not in chasing peak experiences

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Jan 11, 2019
Charles Eisenstein - The New Story of Climate and Humanity (Part 2)
53:05

Our guest in this episode is Charles Eisenstein, the author of "Sacred Economics" and his most recent book "Climate: A New Story". Charles explores deep civilization narratives and mythologies, and connections between economics, politics and spirituality. We talk about why the current narrative of climate change is not working, and how to create conditions for a deep change on the personal and collective level.

This interview comes out in two parts. In part one we talk about transitioning from a reductionist view of climate change to a holistic, system-based view of the living planet. We also discuss our civilization and our stories from an archetypal perspective, and talk about how to adapt to the future.

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.

In This Episode of Future Thinkers:
- The current climate narrative, and why it isn't working
- The reductionist mindset and the climate crisis
- The war mentality and externalizing energy
- What needs to change about the way human civilization solves problems
- How to change the mindset from materialistic to holistic, and the role of psychedelics
- Why young generations default to a more sophisticated consciousness than the older generations
- What are the concrete steps to make a change and adapt to the future
- Archetypal perspective on civilization and the completion of the Hero phase
- The important social change initiatives around the world
- Why cryptocurrencies are "the old story in disguise"
- The gift economy and the technological ways to restore the gift culture
- The concepts of economic de-growth and demonetization
- Changing the mindset from economic growth to growing in connections, time and meaning
- Stepping into the King and Queen archetypes as a civilization

 

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Dec 20, 2018
Charles Eisenstein - The New Story of Climate and Humanity (Part 1)
58:38

Our guest in this episode is Charles Eisenstein, the author of "Sacred Economics" and his most recent book "Climate: A New Story". Charles explores deep civilization narratives and mythologies, and connections between economics, politics and spirituality. We talk about why the current narrative of climate change is not working, and how to create conditions for a deep change on the personal and collective level.

This interview comes out in two parts. In part one we talk about transitioning from a reductionist view of climate change to a holistic, system-based view of the living planet. We also discuss our civilization and our stories from an archetypal perspective, and talk about how to adapt to the future.

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.

In This Episode of Future Thinkers:
- The current climate narrative, and why it isn't working
- The reductionist mindset and the climate crisis
- The war mentality and externalizing energy
- What needs to change about the way human civilization solves problems
- How to change the mindset from materialistic to holistic, and the role of psychedelics
- Why young generations default to a more sophisticated consciousness than the older generations
- What are the concrete steps to make a change and adapt to the future
- Archetypal perspective on civilization and the completion of the Hero phase
- The important social change initiatives around the world
- Why cryptocurrencies are "the old story in disguise"
- The gift economy and the technological ways to restore the gift culture
- The concepts of economic de-growth and demonetization
- Changing the mindset from economic growth to growing in connections, time and meaning
- Stepping into the King and Queen archetypes as a civilization

 

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Dec 19, 2018
The Witch and The Queen - Feminine Archetypes of Power and Wisdom
33:52

The last two feminine archetypes we are covering in this series are The Witch and The Queen.

The common association with The Witch is a wicked old woman that we see in many movies or stories for children. However, this interpretation has a lot of historical religious bias, which we deconstruct in this episode. We discuss The Witch in her fullest - as a powerful creative force and bringer of disruptive ideas.

We also talk about The Queen Archetype, a fully integrated combination of all the other feminine archetypes that can emerge when the woman matures.

At the end we propose a few exercises that can help you evoke different archetypes in your psyche or better understand other people's behavior.

Understanding the archetypes can help us see our blind spots, refine our strengths, and ultimately bring about deep and profound personal transformation.

So with this episode we are finishing our Jungian archetype series, where we explored four masculine (Lover, Warrior, Magician, King) and five feminine archetypes (Mother, Amazon, Lover, Witch, Queen).

In This Episode Of Future Thinkers:

  • The Witch - the seeker and bringer of deep and secret knowledge
  • Pagan origins of witches
  • Connection with the secret laws of nature, medicine and healing
  • Why the church was afraid of the witches and tortured them
  • Modern manifestations of The Witch archetype in arts, science and technology
  • Examples of women who embody this archetype
  • Childhood manifestations of the Witch archetype
  • The biggest vice of the shadow version of The Witch
  • The Manipulator and The Fool - the active and passive shadows of The Witch
  • Why it's harder for women to integrate all the archetypes in modern society
  • The Queen - completing the sequential development of feminine archetypes
  • Practical questions and exercises to help you recognize and develop different archetypes

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Dec 14, 2018
The Lover - Feminine Archetype of Love, Beauty, and Creativity
30:24

Today we are exploring the feminine archetype of The Lover, which to a certain extent mirrors its masculine counterpart but also has its own specific traits. The feminine Lover is the embodiment of love, beauty and creativity. While researching this topic, we've discovered that it is difficult to talk and write about this archetype, as female sexuality still hasn't been fully reconciled and accepted in post-agricultural society. We are covering the Lover Archetype through history, psychological development, culture, arts and popular media.

In This Episode Of Future Thinkers:

  • Hetaira - the version of the Lover Archetype in ancient Greece
  • Why societies have had problems with female sexuality throughout history
  • Time-biased and role-based descriptions of The Lover archetype in literature
  • The Lover in hippie culture of the 20th century - mythological interpretations
  • The full expression of the Lover Archetype and its benefits for women
  • Connections between sexuality and creativity
  • How The Lover and The Amazon complement each other in the same person
  • Oppression and abuse as common triggers of the Lover's shadow versions
  • Childhood manifestations and the shadow version of Daddy's Girl
  • Femme Fatale as the expression of childhood oppression of sexuality
  • Initiation through acceptance of grief and ways to overcome trauma related to sexuality
  • How men can support the full expression of feminine Lover archetype
Dec 12, 2018
The Amazon Archetype - Examples of The Feminine Warrior in Career, Politics, and Movies
22:32

The Amazon archetype is the embodiment of an ambitious, adventurous, and independent woman. She is the feminine version of The Warrior archetype, fighting for the values she believes in. This is a very common archetype in movies - Wonder Woman, Hermione Granger in Harry Potter, and Ripley in Alien are some of the many examples. In everyday life, many women in business, politics, and sports occupy this archetype.

As all the other archetypes, The Amazon too has its childhood and adult manifestations, as well as active and passive shadow versions. In this episode we discuss why The Amazon is so relevant in today's world.

In This Episode Of Future Thinkers

  • Why The Amazon Archetype is so prevalent in popular culture and media
  • The most recognizable traits of The Amazon
  • The seeds of The Amazon in the Explorer Child
  • Miss Know-It-All and the active shadow of The Amazon in childhood
  • The Pushover and how the shadow polarities often play off of each other
  • Why professions dominated by men often attract The Amazon
  • How The Amazon manifests in activism - the positive and shadow versions
  • The aggressive Vigilante as the active shadow in an adult Amazon
  • The Victim - the Amazon's shadow weak side
  • The examples of The Amazon archetype in movies, history, and modern life
  • Overlaps between feminine and masculine archetypes, and how either gender can apply them
  • The progression of feminine archetypes in a person's life

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Dec 10, 2018
The Mother Archetype - Helicopter Parent vs. Full Acceptance of Human Nature
28:00

After covering Jungian masculine archetypes in previous four episodes, today we are starting to explore feminine archetypes. Even though there is somewhat less literature and research on this topic, there are certain archetypes that are consistently described across the different systems. So in the second part of this series, we will explore the archetypes of The Mother, The Amazon, The Lover, The Witch, and The Queen.

We begin with The Mother, the characteristics of her full expression and her shadow versions, as well as the examples from popular culture, that will help you better understand and recognize this archetype.

In This Episode Of Future Thinkers:

  • The biological foundations of motherhood that determine the qualities of The Mother archetype
  • The Mother in its fullness as the expression of nurturing, empathy, and complete acceptance
  • Professions that benefit from a strong presence of this archetype
  • Manifestations of The Mothers' energy in children
  • How anyone can use The Mother archetype to increase their wellbeing
  • Helicopter Mother - the most common shadow version in today's society
  • How the Mother archetype shows up in activism
  • How to recognize when you are stepping into the shadow version of The Mother
  • Mother as nature itself; that which gives and takes away life
  • Examples of this archetype in mythology and popular culture

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Dec 07, 2018
The King Archetype - The Crown of Mature Masculine Psyche
31:44

The King Archetype represents an integrated version of all other masculine archetypes.

The Lover, The Warrior and The Magician in their full expressions, with all positive traits solidified, are baked into The King. Interestingly enough, the childhood version of this archetype - The Divine Child, is the first one to emerge in a person's life. To fully integrate the mature version of The King archetype, it usually takes many years and a lot of life experience.

In this episode, we give an overview of The King's traits, its shadow versions, as well as how to access it in its fullness regardless of your age or the stage of life you are at.

In This Episode Of Future Thinkers:
- Recognizing the King's traits in children's behavior
- The Divine Child as the embodiment of pure love, joy, and hope for the future
- The Highchair Tyrant — the seeds of narcissism and entitlement
- The Weakling Prince as the passive shadow of The King Archetype
- Integrity, order, decisiveness, and responsibility in the full expression of The King
- The importance of mentoring and giving "blessings" to young men
- The home as the first domain of The King's sovereignty
Productive, creative, protective of others — the important roles of The King
- How being hyper-intellectual and hyper-rational can lead to shadow manifestations of The King
- Different kinds of legacies The King can leave behind
- How to apply and manifest the King's traits in everyday life

Dec 05, 2018
The Magician Archetype: Rediscovering The Sacred
39:37

The Magician is the third Jungian masculine archetype in this series. The Magician has a deep curiosity for everything in life — he is willing to put in the effort to learn the secret knowledge and teach it to the others. He uncovers things that are not immediately obvious, understands how they work and applies that knowledge to creating something new. So, in relation to The Warrior, for example, The Magician is the creative force and the thinker who drives the actions of The Warrior.

In this episode, we talk about the full expression of The Magician archetype, the well-known magician characters from popular fiction, as well as the examples of magicians in our culture and science. We also talk about its shadow versions, and how to recognize them in business or within your community.

In This Episode Of Future Thinkers:

  • The Magician Archetype in its esoteric and mundane context
  • The common trait of magicians — putting in an extraordinary effort to learn hidden knowledge
  • The willingness to share knowledge and give secret information to the people
  • Why there is such lack of mentorship and apprenticeship in this age
  • The path of learning secret knowledge in the past and the importance of initiation
  • Shamanism as an expression of The Magician Archetype and the stigma surrounding this practice
  • Recognizing the shadow versions of The Magician in pickup artists, marketing gurus, manipulators, or cult leaders
  • The Detached Manipulator and The Innocent One — the dark sides of The Magician
  • Why holding secret knowledge comes with difficulties and great responsibility
  • Examples of The Magician Archetype in arts, technology, science and popular culture
  • How to access this archetype in your own self-development practice
  • Rediscovering the sacred space in your everyday life

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Dec 03, 2018
Reclaiming The Warrior Archetype in Modern Society
26:51

Archetypes can be defined as the primordial modes of being, sets of behavior, or energies that we as humans occupy on both biological and psychological levels. Archetypes were largely explored and described by psychiatrist Carl Jung.

The second Jungian masculine archetype we are covering in this series is The Warrior. It is the most misunderstood archetype in our culture, often connected with unnecessary violence and tyranny. However, in its full expression, The Warrior is needed in order to bring about productive change in the world. We discuss  how this archetype manifests in its childhood and mature versions, and talk about its characteristics and some well known versions of it like The Bully, The Hero, The Sadist, The Nice Guy etc.

"A man who is obsessed with his success has already lost."

In This Episode Of Future Thinkers:

  • Characteristics of The Warrior archetype
  • Aggression as the positive trait — making effort to succeed, being assertive, and having initiative
  • Shadow version of The Warrior in childhood — The Bully
  • How The Hero manifests in childhood and adulthood
  • The suppressed aggression in a Nice Guy
  • Why today's society sees no need for aggression and actively discourages it
  • The Warrior as a force of creative destruction
  • The highest traits of this archetype — discipline, focus, open awareness, adaptability, humility
  • The Sadist and The Masochist as dysfunctional polarities of The Warrior
  • Examples of warriors from popular films and culture
  • How to integrate this archetype in a pro-social and productive way

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Nov 30, 2018
The Lover Archetype in The Mature Masculine Psyche
19:12

With this episode, we are starting an eight-part series on the topic of masculine and feminine archetypes that are present in our culture. The first of the four masculine archetypes we are covering is The Lover. We talk about its positive and negative aspects in relation to the masculine psyche, and how it manifests in childhood and adulthood. Also, we share some ideas and advice on how to experience and embody The Lover in a healthy way.

In This Episode Of Future Thinkers:

  • The manifestations of Lover Archetype in the developmental phase of a child
  • Oedipal child's desire for connection in its healthy and shadow versions
  • Mamma's boy and Dreamer types of a child
  • The misconception of the Lover Archetype in the Western culture
  • Lover Archetype in adults and its shadows
  • The characteristics of an Addicted and Impotent Lover
  • Expansion and deep connections as the spiritual side of The Lover
  • How to encourage sensitivity and embodiment of a healthy Lover Archetype

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Nov 28, 2018
The Depression Epidemic - What You Can Do
26:16

To explore this topic, we start with the idea that for 99% of history, humans were hunters-gatherers and evolved to live a very different lifestyle — spending time outdoors and tightly connected to their communities. Now that we live indoors, sitting in front of a computer, not socializing or exercising sufficiently, eating processed food, our modern lifestyle is not in line with our nature, and that is the major factor of the present epidemic of depression.

IN THIS EPISODE OF FUTURE THINKERS:

- Evoking the life of our ancestors to learn more about our modern life
- Invisible stress factors from our environment that contribute to depression
- Media consumption as an important influence factor for feeling helpless and depressed
- Training ourselves to pinpoint the exact cause of our distress
- Increasing self-sovereignty as an important tool for overcoming depression
- 6 simple steps to alleviate depression symptoms
- The importance of daily routines and habits to shift your state

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Nov 26, 2018
Embracing Novelty and Uncertainty for a Life Worth Living
30:11

Today we talk about the value of novelty as one of the basic human needs. A sense of novelty is something that many people seek out and use different tools to achieve. Going back thousands of years, psychedelics or meditation were used to achieve novel states of consciousness, and these tools can still be used today.

We discuss how to induce the state where everything feels new as if seen through the eyes of a child. We talk about the language and conceptual overlays that stand between ordinary consciousness and the state of being immersed in the raw experience of the world.

IN THIS EPISODE OF FUTURE THINKERS:

- How we use language to fit all of our experiences into existing conceptual frameworks
- Why the state of uncertainty makes us uncomfortable
- Why stability is useful and why we need to make sense of the world
- The utility of being in a state of newness
- Novelty as alchemy — how to make that experience part of everyday life
- How meditation helps us get into the state of openness
- Using psychedelics as a tool to remove the analytical overlay and use our primary senses
- What would global society look like if we would collectively tap into our raw perception
- Why being able to exist in the state of uncertainty makes you more adaptive

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Nov 23, 2018
Pia Mancini - Upgrading Democracy For The Digital Age
58:33

Our guest in this episode is Pia Mancini, a political scientist and activist from Argentina, who has spent most of her career researching and experimenting how we can upgrade democracy for the modern world. She is the co-founder of Open Collective, which supports groups to quickly set up a collective, raise funds and manage them transparently, and Democracy Earth, an open source and decentralized democratic governance protocol for any kind of organization. Today we talk about how democracy can function better in the age of internet, why we are seeing signs of the return of the city-state, how to build a self-sovereign identity, pros and cons of liquid democracy, and how to enable large scale cooperation in decision making.

IN THIS EPISODE OF FUTURE THINKERS:

- Why democracy is outdated and which aspects of it need to be upgraded

- How the trust in society is shifting from present political systems to technology based solutions
- Flow and access to information as a primer purpose of future political systems
- Pros and cons of liquid democracy and how to build it on a global scale
- How nation states are being challenged by cryptocurrency
- The rising power of cities and possible return of city-states to the world
- The minimum capabilities and structures that a city of the future needs to provide for its citizens
- The challenges of building a self-sovereign identity that is resistant to civil attacks
- What structures are useful to test and implement in order to deal with problems such as climate change or extremist governments

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Nov 21, 2018
The Lost Art of Listening
26:33

In today's world of either broadcasting or consuming information, people seem to have forgotten how to really listen. In this episode, we explore how we have arrived at this point where we can no longer listen to other people or our environment, and how to re-learn that crucial skill. We talk about different ways of listening, frameworks we can use to understand people better, as well as practical steps towards becoming better listeners.

IN THIS EPISODE OF FUTURE THINKERS:

- How being immersed in a constant noise of information affects our mind
- The lack of opportunities to be still and listen to someone else or your environment
- Listening as a three-dimensional experience
- The goal of active listening and the "ping test"
- Possible causes of unwillingness to understand others' perspectives
- Did people's attention skills really decrease in recent years?
- Practical ways to improve our listening skills
- Using the internet to express yourself and characteristics of online interactions
- Different frameworks for understanding people's behaviors and basic needs
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Nov 19, 2018
Digital Nomadism and Radical Self-Responsibility
45:00

In this episode, we talk about our experiences with the digital nomad lifestyle and how it has shifted our perspectives on the world over the past six years.

This modern-day nomadism also relates to the tribal nomadic lifestyle that humans led for thousand of years before agriculture was invented. We discuss the benefits and downsides of this kind of life, and how our relationship to time, location, finances, education, future, different cultures, politics, and society have changed with the experience of being digital nomads.

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- How and why we became digital nomads
- The journey of attaining time freedom, financial freedom and location freedom
- Cultural differences between the East and West, and the relativity of global problems
- Ancient roots and causes of nomadic lifestyle
- Being adaptive as the crucial capacity of nomadic life
- Fostering variation, novelty, and making your life a creative exercise
- The future of states and services they provide for digital nomads
- Pros and cons of a nomadic lifestyle
- What is a radical self-responsibility mindset
- Implications of a nomadic lifestyle for child-rearing and education
- Long-term travel as a form of initiation
- Learning to live with uncertainty as a key skill for the future

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Nov 16, 2018
Becoming More Adaptive
31:51

In this episode we talk about adaptability as one of the most important skills to have for the future. The current chaotic state of the world often leaves people feeling scared and helpless. We discuss how to move into a more resourceful mindset. We talk about mental flexibility, self-sovereignty, modern nomadism, minimalism, the need for retooling, and other options that can help us become more adaptive and transition more readily into the world of the future.

IN THIS EPISODE OF FUTURE THINKERS:

- Practicing self-sovereignty instead of offloading responsibility to external entities
- How to build mental flexibility to adapt as fast as possible to the rapidly changing world
- Re-adopting a nomadic lifestyle as one possible response to the state of the world
- Re-framing the collapse of current systems as a transition into a new state of being
- The importance of retooling in order to overcome the feeling of helplessness
- Why it is useful to adopt a minimalist mindset instead of accumulating possessions
- How to hold multiple perspectives and frameworks at the same time
- How to overcome fear of competition and be more specific about your goals
- Building meme tribes of the future

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Nov 14, 2018
Finite and Infinite Games
17:51

In this episode we are discussing the concepts from the book "Finite and Infinite Games" by James P. Carse. It's a great book that explores game theory as a general framework for how to operate in life. It applies to every area: work, relationships, business, politics, how we treat nature etc. We talk about what finite and infinite games are, and how to recognize which game we are playing. We also go over examples and practical applications that can help with gaining perspective and making wiser choices.

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Nov 12, 2018
Dean Radin - Real Magic
01:16:50

Dean Radin talks about how esoteric and magic traditions connect with modern studies of parapsychology, and the growing body of scientific evidence for what people think of as psychic phenomena.

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Nov 09, 2018
Developing and Practicing Self Sovereignty
41:34

Mike and Euvie discuss practicing self sovereignty, how to test and alter your belief systems, and exercises that can help you develop your own freedom of mind.

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Sep 28, 2018
Jordan Greenhall - Pt 2: Deep Code: Learning How To Learn
51:01

Part 2: Jordan Greenhall explains deep code, the cycle of learning, re-examining the assumptions our world rests on, and the criteria for new civilization design.
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Sep 12, 2018
Jordan Greenhall - Pt 1: Deep Code: Learning How To Learn
44:41

Part 1: Jordan Greenhall explains deep code, the cycle of learning, re-examining the assumptions our world rests on, and the criteria for new civilization design.
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Sep 06, 2018
Don Roberto - Pt 2: Ayahuasca and Shamanism
37:53

Part 2: Don Roberto talks about ayahuasca, shamanism, medicinal plants, soul retrieval, and how those relate to modern psychotherapy. 

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Aug 29, 2018
Don Roberto - Pt 1: Ayahuasca and Shamanism
55:21

Part 1: Don Roberto talks about ayahuasca, shamanism, medicinal plants, soul retrieval, and how those relate to modern psychotherapy. 

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Aug 23, 2018
Daniel Schmachtenberger - Pt 3: Solving The Generator Functions of Existential Risks
39:06

Part 3: Daniel Schmachtenberger talks about the underlying generator functions of existential risks and how we can solve them.

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Jul 17, 2018
Daniel Schmachtenberger - Pt 2: Solving The Generator Functions of Existential Risks
35:11

Part 2: Daniel Schmachtenberger talks about the underlying generator functions of existential risks and how we can solve them.

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Jul 17, 2018
Daniel Schmachtenberger - Pt 1: Solving The Generator Functions of Existential Risks
58:36

Part 1: Daniel Schmachtenberger talks about the underlying generator functions of existential risks and how we can solve them.

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Jul 17, 2018
Emmanuel Jal - The Incredible Resilience of The Human Mind
29:53

Emmanuel Jal, former child soldier from South Sudan turned musician and activist, talks about mental resilience, sovereignty, and importance of storytelling.

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Jun 29, 2018
David Katz - Solving Plastic Pollution and Alleviating Poverty
44:51

David Katz, the founder of The Plastic Bank, talks about turning plastic waste into a currency, alleviating poverty, what it means to have self-sovereignty, and being the creator of your life.
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Jun 11, 2018
Toni Lane Casserly - Paradigm Shifts of Culture and Consciousness
49:58

Toni Lane Casserly, the Co-Founder of CoinTelegraph and CULTU.RE, investor, recording artist and the founder of the “immateralism” art movement, talks about cultural and consciousness shifts, how blockchain technology can help advance human rights, and increasing our self sovereignty.
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May 24, 2018
Ramez Naam - Reasons To Be Optimistic About the Future
43:10

Ramez Naam, computer scientist, futurist and author of five books, including The Nexus trilogy and The Infinite Resource, discusses intersections between blockchain, energy and transport, taking responsibility for the use of technology, and creating a positive future.

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May 16, 2018
Guy Standing - Making Basic Income a Reality
52:55

Guy Standing, one of the world's most prominent researchers and authors on the subject of basic income, talks about the evolution of the idea, the results of basic income pilot experiments, and how it can be made a reality on a larger scale.


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Apr 24, 2018
Vít Jedlička - Liberland: Prototype For a Decentralized State
47:19

Vít Jedlička, a Czech politician, publicist and activist, talks about starting Liberland, the First Decentralized Autonomous Government.

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Apr 07, 2018
Daniel Jeffries - The Evolution of Systems and The Meaning of Life
41:40

Daniel Jeffries dives deeper into discussion of ideologies, systems thinking and the meaning of life.

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Mar 30, 2018
Daniel Jeffries - Decentralized Governance and Identity
47:01

Dan Jeffries talks about the most powerful impact of cryptocurrency, the ideology issues connected with incentivization and how a direct decentralized democracy might look like in the future.  

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Feb 25, 2018
Jordan Greenhall - Sovereignty in Chaos
41:41

Jordan Greenhall of Neurohacker Collective talks about building sovereignty in times of chaos, and the importance of feminine power.

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Jan 09, 2018
Jordan Greenhall - Collective Intelligence During Global Collapse
43:36

Jordan Greenhall of Neurohacker Collective talks about the global collapse threatening humanity, the loss of sense making, sovereignty, and the need for a collective intelligence.

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Dec 12, 2017
Daniel Schmachtenberger - The Existential Game
01:04:29

Daniel Schmachtenberger interview on mitigating natural and human-caused existential risks and designing post-capitalist systems.

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Oct 16, 2017
Amber Case- Calm Technology and Human-Machine Interactions
41:58

MIT and Harvard researcher Amber Case talks about how to make human-technology interactions more unintrusive, healthy, and productive.

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Sep 16, 2017
David Orban - Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century
54:27

David Orban - entrepreneur, investor, and faculty of Singularity University talks about new technologies and their impact on entrepreneurship in the 21st century.

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Aug 21, 2017
Daniel Schmachtenberger - Neurogenesis
49:58

Daniel Schmachtenberger talks about neurohacking, inducing the process of neurogenesis through exercise, supplements, meditation, and other techniques.

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Aug 04, 2017
Daniel Schmachtenberger - Neurohacking
01:03:04

Daniel Schmachtenberger talks neurohacking: technologies and techniques for optimizing neurological functions, like meditation, EEG, and supplements

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Jul 19, 2017
Possibilities of Blockchain & Cryptocurrency
42:01

From Bitcoin to Ethereum and beyond, blockchain technology is set to disrupt everything from finance to law to production to communication. 

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May 31, 2017
Dr. Kirby Surprise - Ayahuasca and Synchronocity
28:33

Dr. Kirby Surprise talks about ayahuasca,synchronicity, magic, and how these tools can be used to understand the unconscious mind and change our reality

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May 28, 2017
Dr. Jordan Peterson - Archetypes, Psychedelics and Enlightenment
55:36

Dr. Jordan Peterson talks about Jung's view of enlightenment, archetypes and how they apply to personal development, and the value of psychedelics.

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May 03, 2017
Dr. Jordan Peterson - Mapping the Mind, Failed Utopias, and Finding Meaning
56:22

Psychology professor Dr. Jordan Peterson talks about mapping the mind, the failure of post-modernism and other utopian ideologies, and finding meaning in life.

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Apr 03, 2017
Dr. Kirby Surprise - Synchronicity
01:13:06

Dr. Kirby Surprise explains the science behind synchronicity - the seemingly random but deeply meaningful coincidences

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Mar 15, 2017
Daniel Schmachtenberger - Phase Shifting Humanity
01:01:37

Danial Schmachtenberger on humanity's phase shift, complex global systems, sustainability, decentralization, and finding your purpose

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Feb 10, 2017
Duncan Trussell - Manipulating Reality
41:37

Duncan Trussell on manipulating reality, psychedelics and magick, the dangers of the astral realm, and the importance of loving yourself and others.

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Jan 19, 2017
Duncan Trussell - Apocalypse and The Cognitive Vertigo of Reality
39:47

Duncan Trussell talks about the apocalypse, climate change, terrorism, existential risk, propaganda, and how psychedelics can lift the veil of Maya illusion

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Jan 10, 2017
Vince Meens - Blockchain - The Building Blocks for a New Society
01:05:05

There is more to blockchain than just Bitcoin and cryptocurrency. Interview with Vince Meens about unusual and innovative ideas about the blockchain to do with the sharing economy, identity and reputation, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and decentralized large-scale projects for good.

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Dec 03, 2016
Aric Dromi - Smart Cities of The Future
42:43

What will cities of the future look and feel like? We talk to Aric Dromi, the futurologist at Volvo, about how VR, AI and blockchain will rapidly transform cities in the next decade. 

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Oct 13, 2016
Scott Santens - Basic Income
48:56

What happens if we gave everyone a basic income? The pros and cons, experiments, and theory behind the "free money" - an interview with Scott Santens.

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Jul 29, 2016
Robin Hanson - Brain Emulation
01:03:26

Robin Hanson on whole brain emulation, and what the world will be like 1 year after we upload ourselves to the internet, considering economics, physics, psychology, and other scientific perspectives. 

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Jul 05, 2016
The Death of The DAO and Codifying Ethics in Blockchain
26:03

The attack on The DAO, what it means for the future of Ethereum, the fork and other decentralized blockchain projects and cryptocurrencies. 

Jun 23, 2016
James Hughes - Cyborg Buddha and Transhuman Enlightenment
59:09

James Hughes interview on his upcoming book Cyborg Buddha, transhuman enlightenment, moral enhancement, future of democracy, and universal basic income

Apr 14, 2016
David Brin - Building Future Societies with Transparency and Freedom
01:02:49

David Brin interview about transparency and privacy, future societies, political systems, cultural renaissances, science fiction, and fermi paradox

Mar 31, 2016
FTP023: Phil Torres - Existential Risks to Humanity
49:00

Phil Torres talks about existential risks to humanity - climate change, nuclear war, nanotechnology, artificial intelligence, and religious extremism

Mar 23, 2016
FTP022: DMT - Crazy Psychedelic or Portal to Other Dimensions?
59:51

DMT trip report and insights. Discussion about reality, higher consciousness, DMT entities and other dimensions / hyperspace, parallels with meditation.

Mar 02, 2016
FTP021: Psychedelics Changes My Life
47:15

Psychedelics, humanity's quest for transcendence, cultural programming and personal stigma, set and setting, and dissolving the ego

Feb 25, 2016
FTP020: Consciousness and The Three Bodies
52:39

The concept of the three bodies in spiritual traditions of the world, consciousness, and how environments and future technology can influence conscious states. 

Jan 13, 2016
FTP017: Sci Fi, Copyright, and The Sharing Economy
32:17

We talk with Mike Johnston and Matt Bolton from the Robot Overlordz podcast about copyright, licensing laws, crowdfunding, and the sharing economy.

May 06, 2015
FTP016: Vitalik Buterin - Ethereum and Decentralized Blockchain Platforms
52:05

Vitalik Buterin talks about Ethereum, decentralized blockchain platforms, cryptocurrency, smart contracts, and why all those things matter for the future of the internet and society at large.

Apr 21, 2015
FTP015: Zoltan Istvan - Transhumanism and Future Politics
01:03:12

Zoltan Istvan on the future of politics, running for president, transhumanism and life extension technologies, psychedelics, journalism, direct democracy, and decentralized platforms.

Apr 13, 2015
FTP014: The Exponential Revolution
33:28

In this episode, Mike and I talk about this coming revolution, the move to decentralized systems, and what we all need to do to prepare for this new world.

Mar 30, 2015
FTP013: Conscious Evolution - Eliminating Discrimination
29:35

Mike and Euvie talk about "us and them" mentality, the psychology behind in group favouritism and out group discrimination, and the future of conscious evolution.

Jan 09, 2015
FTP012: The Future of Marketing is Storytelling
37:04

In this episode of the Future Thinkers Podcast, we talk about the future of marketing, how brands can reach their audience in the digital age, company ethics, and the dawn of authentic brand storytelling. 

Jan 03, 2015
FTP011: Bitcoin, Blockchain, and Basic Income
35:21

We explore Bitcoin and how open-source decentralized blockchain platforms can potentially change society as we know it.

Aug 21, 2014
FTP010: Nikola Danaylov - Shaping Our Own Future
36:09

In this episode, we talk with Nikola Danaylov from Singularity 1 on 1 podcast and Singularity Weblog about science, disruptive technologies, self education, and shaping our own future.

Aug 07, 2014
FTP009: The Future of Education
28:43

We talk about the importance of self-education, why educational institutions don't work, and how creating your own curriculum can help you make a career based on your core values and passions

Jul 31, 2014
FTP008: Jon Myers and Terry Lin - The Future of Work
32:01

We talk about the future of work, entrepreneurship, location independence, and digital nomad lifestyle, with Terry Lin and Jon Myers.

Jul 21, 2014
FTP007: Jesse Lawler - Transhumanism and Evolution
39:41

We talk with Jesse Lawler about transhumanism and its implication on society, technological evolution, the nature of reality, and privacy in the digital age.

Jun 18, 2014
FTP006: Individuality and The Borg
24:13

What makes you YOU? In this episode we talk about individuality, privacy, evolution, body hacking, technological singularity, and collective consciousness.

Mar 14, 2014
FTP005: Minecraft and Virtual Reality
17:47

In this episode of the Future Thinkers Podcast, we talk about Minecraft, virtual reality, and the simulation hypothesis.We mention the Oculus rift, Alex Wissner Gross and the equation for intelligence, and minecraft end poem.

Mar 01, 2014
FTP004: Would You Date a Machine?
15:51

In this episode, we do a review of the recently released futurist movie "HER", and talk about human - AI relationships of the future, and the issues surrounding them.

Feb 12, 2014
FTP003: The Fermi Paradox
12:36

In this episode of the Future Thinkers Podcast, we talk about the Fermi Paradox, the apparent contradiction between high estimates of the probability of the existence of extraterrestrial civilizations and the lack of evidence for such civilizations

Feb 12, 2014
FTP002: Creativity and Singularity
16:04

In this episode of the Future Thinkers Podcast, we talk about creativity as the meaning of life, and how those ideas relate to the Technological Singularity. 

Feb 12, 2014
FTP001: Technology and Spirituality
19:05

Welcome to the first episode of the Future Thinkers Podcast! Here we will talk about futurology, technology, singularity, spirituality, and philosophy. In this episode, we talk about meditation being a possibly window into how an AI's thought process.

Feb 11, 2014