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

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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Category:philosophy -- posted at: 11:45pm CEST

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 a life around values such as learning, growth or minimalism, and exploring freedom to its extremes.

Show notes: http://www.futurethinkers.org/116

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Category:philosophy -- posted at: 7:56pm CEST

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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Category:philosophy -- posted at: 8:00pm CEST

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

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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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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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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.

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Category:philosophy -- posted at: 5:20pm CEST

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 

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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.

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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

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Category:philosophy -- posted at: 1:36pm CEST

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