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.

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 what it means to really listen.

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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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Category:philosophy -- posted at: 11:38pm CEST

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.

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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

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Direct download: FTP124.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:05pm CEST






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