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.

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Category:philosophy -- posted at: 3:19pm CEST

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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Direct download: FTP100.mp3
Category:philosophy -- posted at: 7:00pm CEST

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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Direct download: FTP099.mp3
Category:philosophy -- posted at: 5:00pm CEST

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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Category:philosophy -- posted at: 5:52pm CEST

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

Part 1 of the interview: http://www.futurethinkers.org/90 

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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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Category:philosophy -- posted at: 6:00pm CEST

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

Show notes: http://futurethinkers.org/48

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Direct download: FTP048.mp3
Category:philosophy -- posted at: 5:20pm CEST

FTP034: Duncan Trussell - Apocalypse and The Cognitive Vertigo of Reality

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

Show notes: http://futurethinkers.org/duncan-trussell-apocalypse

Direct download: FTP034.mp3
Category:philosophy -- posted at: 6:53pm CEST

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

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Category:philosophy -- posted at: 9:22pm CEST

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

Direct download: FTP017.mp3
Category:philosophy -- posted at: 6:08pm CEST

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

Direct download: FTP003.mp3
Category:philosophy -- posted at: 1:36pm CEST

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