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.

Complete show notes: http://www.futurethinkers.org/92 

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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

Show notes: http://www.futurethinkers.org/88

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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

Show notes: http://www.futurethinkers.org/83

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Category:consciousness -- posted at: 10:00pm CEST

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

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Direct download: FTP037.mp3
Category:consciousness -- posted at: 10:05pm CEST

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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Direct download: FTP035.mp3
Category:consciousness -- posted at: 12:56am CEST

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