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Author: Mike Gilliland and Euvie Ivanova

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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.
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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  FUTURE THINKERS MEMBERSHIP PORTAL Registration for Future Thinkers membership is OPEN from January 15th to 22nd. Register today at http://futurethinkers.org/register FUTURE THINKERS GIVEAWAY 2020 Enter the 2nd round of our giveaway contest to win 6 months worth of Premium Membership, and 1 month supply of Qualia Nootropic Energy from Neurohacker Collective. Enter today at http://www.futurethinkers.org/giveaway.
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 Become a Future Thinker Member: http://www.futurethinkers.org/members ===FUTURE THINKERS GIVEAWAY 2020=== Enter the 2nd round of our giveaway contest and win 6 months worth of Premium Membership, and 1 month supply of Qualia Nootropic Energy from Neurohacker Collective.  Enter today: http://www.futurethinkers.org/giveaway 
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  ===GIVEAWAY CONTINUES!=== Enter the 2nd round of our giveaway contest at http://www.futurethinkers.org/giveaway. Win 6 months worth of Premium Membership, and 1 month supply of Qualia Nootropic Energy from Neurohacker Collective. There are many different ways to increase your chances of winning. Enter today!
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  There is one week left to enter our contest and win 6 months worth of Future Thinkers Premium Membership, as well as 1 month supply of Qualia Nootropic Energy from Neurohacker Collective. Enter today at http://www.futurethinkers.org/giveaway
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. Check out our Watch Parties and Discussions of John Vervaeke's Awakening from the Meaning Crisis lecture series on YouTube. Future Thinkers previous interview with John Vervaeke: http://www.futurethinkers.org/98  Enter our contest at http://www.futurethinkers.org/giveaway and win 6 months worth of Premium Membership, as well as 1 month supply of Qualia Nootropic Energy from Neurohacker Collective.
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   The Future Thinkers Members portal is live! Get access to our in-depth courses, group sensemaking calls & more. We're doing a launch contest where you can win 6 months of member access + 1 month supply of Qualia Nootropic Energy. Go to http://futurethinkers.org/giveaway  & enter to win
FTP108: Joker Is A Warning

FTP108: Joker Is A Warning

2019-10-1000:34:354

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  Learn how to thrive in this fast changing world. Sign up for our mailing list and get the 50+ page guide: http://futurethinkers.org/signup  Upgrade your mental operating system, increase personal sovereignty and gain deeper self-knowledge with our Courses in Personal Evolution. Register at http://courses.futurethinkers.org 
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  Learn how to thrive in this fast changing world. Sign up for our mailing list and get the 50+ page guide: http://futurethinkers.org/signup  Upgrade your mental operating system, increase personal sovereignty and gain deeper self-knowledge with our Courses in Personal Evolution. Register at http://courses.futurethinkers.org 
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  Learn how to thrive in this fast changing world. Sign up for our mailing list and get the 50+ page guide: http://futurethinkers.org/signup  Upgrade your mental operating system, increase personal sovereignty and gain deeper self-knowledge with our Courses in Personal Evolution. Register at http://courses.futurethinkers.org 
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 Learn how to thrive in this fast changing world. Sign up for our mailing list and get the 50+ page guide: http://futurethinkers.org/signup  Upgrade your mental operating system, increase personal sovereignty and gain deeper self-knowledge with our Courses in Personal Evolution. Register at http://courses.futurethinkers.org   
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 Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode: See the current vision for the retreat center - http://www.futurethinkers.org/retreat New meditation app design - http://www.futurethinkers.org/app Apply for hosting a Future Thinkers meetup in your city - http://www.futurethinkers.org/meetups Courses in Personal Evolution - http://courses.futurethinkers.org Become a Patreon and join new Patron-only monthly video calls - http://www.patreon.com/futurethinkers   Learn how to thrive in this fast changing world. Sign up for our mailing list and get the 50+ page guide: http://futurethinkers.org/signup Register today for A Course in Personal Evolution - Adapting age-old wisdom for a modern life of purpose and meaning: http://courses.futurethinkers.org  Registration closes on August 31st!  
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 Sign up for A Course in Personal Evolution - Registration closes on July 31! More info: http://courses.futurethinkers.org     
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 breath work, 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  To learn how to thrive in this fast changing world, sign up for our mailing list and get the 50+ page guide: http://futurethinkers.org/signup REGISTRATION OPEN UNTIL JULY 31: A Course in Personal Evolution Adapting age-old wisdom for a modern life of purpose and meaning: http://courses.futurethinkers.org
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 To learn how to adapt to our uncertain future, sign up for our mailing list and get the 50+ page guide: http://futurethinkers.org/signup Check out the Course in Personal Evolution: http://courses.futurethinkers.org   
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 To learn how to thrive in this fast changing world, sign up for our mailing list and get the 50+ page guide: http://futurethinkers.org/signup Register for A Course in Personal Evolution - Adapting age-old wisdom for a modern life of purpose and meaning: http://courses.futurethinkers.org
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! 
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  Check out our two courses in personal evolution - Cultivating Sovereignty and Integrating the Shadow at http://courses.futurethinkers.org      
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 
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/ 
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  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Registration Now Open - A Course in Personal Evolution Take the course designed to help you create a life of meaning, purpose and impact: http://futurethinkers.org/evolution   
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Tk F

On one hand they talk of how great it is that today's society has rid themselves of the dogma of religion and how great it is that everyone has a mobile phone yet 10 mins later they talk about how we really don't need materialism and all these gadgets?, by the way when saying its normal for the ego to want the latest iPhone your incorrect, there are millions of people out there who don't give 2 hoots about the type of phone or brand of jeans they have.

Dec 19th
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Emeka Kanu

25:00 name names

Dec 3rd
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Intrograted

Awesome! Thanks for talking to Dean. I wish his work was more widely acknowledged.

Nov 10th
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G Heeerteer

A tantalizing buffet of evolutionary consciousness. tech, biology, psychedelia, and the changing future to nest all of this. fun, provoking, and curious hosts to join in an ongoing exploration.

Oct 7th
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