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Future Thinkers

Future Thinkers is a media platform, community, and education portal dedicated to the evolution of technology, society, and consciousness and becoming better adapted to the future. Created by Mike Gilliland and Euvie Ivanova.... Show More

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October 22, 2020 100 min

Discussion and Q&A about Earth Regeneration and Smart Villages with Nora Bateson, author and founder of the International Bateson Institute, Joe Brewer, founder of the Earth Regenerators Study Group, and Future Thinkers Community members.

Show notes: http://www.futurethinkers.org/130 

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September 19, 2020 64 min

This is a replay of the Future Thinkers interview and Q&A on The Stoa hosted by Peter N Limberg.

Future Thinkers Smart Village is a place that combines technological innovation, creativity, personal development, education, regenerative agriculture, and community – located in a beautiful mountain valley the heart of the Kootenays, BC, Canada.

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In this episode of our Regenerative Series, our guest is Richard Perkins - a farmer, educator and expert on regenerative agriculture. He is the co-owner of Ridgedale Permaculture, one of the few profitable Permaculture farms on the planet. Richard is dedicated to restoring ecosystems and educating people all around the world in profitable regenerative farming.

We talk about what permaculture is and how to get started with it, what ...

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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 heali...

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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.

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Bonnitta Roy is back on our show for the second time. She is so tuned into what's going on in the world, and 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.

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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 ...

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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 do...

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April 10, 2020 118 min

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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April 1, 2020 60 min

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.

Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

  • Consequences of COVID-19 Pandemic, livestream replay on YouTube, https://youtu.be/NP97FscPiZk 
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    March 28, 2020 77 min

    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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    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 collective insight practices, 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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    March 13, 2020 63 min

    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.

    Resources:

  • COVID-19: The Basics You Need To Know - https://medium.com/futurethinkers/covid-19-the-basics-you-need-to-know-edee9296844d 
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    February 21, 2020 32 min

    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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    February 15, 2020 49 min

    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...

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    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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    January 15, 2020 57 min

    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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    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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    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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    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,...

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