Human Futures No. 2 May 2018 - Page 22

Future Consciousness: The Evolution of an Idea Thomas Lombardo, Ph.D. Exploring and developing the idea of future consciousness has been a long-standing philosophical journey for me over roughly the last twenty-five years. As a way to introduce my new book Future Consciousness: The Path to Purposeful Evolution (Lombardo, 2017)— which presents my latest thoughts on this key idea—allow me to tell the story of how this book and its central concept and associated themes emerged over time. Director of the Center, F&&FBB6F&V7F"VR&VƗ6R&&F&RWW&V6VBVGV6F'2&W6VFW'2@v&6f6ƗFF'2FW&R&VwV"7VW'0BFRv&BgWGW&R66WG6fVF2@FW"6fW&V6W22vV2Bf&W26VvW0BVGV6F7FGWF2Fǒ@v&ǒG"&&F2FRw&FW"bVW&W0&2B'F6W276w6VGV6FBFRgWGW&R# f'7BW6VBFRW&W76( gWGW&P666W6W7>( &VBRvVऒ7&VFVBBw&FRG&GV7F'FWF&f"גf'7BgWGW&W27GVFW06W'6Rג&V6V7F2FBPFvRv2w&FrFRW&W76ধW7BVW&vVBג֖BFR&FRG76WbFRgWGW&ReFVv6VBBF7G&'WFVBFא7GVFVG2v2WfW"V&Ɨ6VBg&ЦV&ǒ2&wVVBF2&&VƖWfVBFBFRV6VVBbgWGW&P666W6W72BVW&W2&VVfG2&F666W6W72WFr@&7F6BW'6BVGV6F( gWGW&R666W6W7>( 6VVVBF&PW6VVBW&W76FV670FRFFBFfW'6R6WBb&V76v6&ƗFW2BFW2`WW&V6RB&Vf"&WBFPgWGW&R6rB2'&FW"66WBFW&VǒF6RgWGW&R&VFVB7FfFW0gWGW&7G2VvvRB6fW'2&RFধW7BF涖r&WBBvr76&PgWGW&W2gWGW&R666W6W726VFW0FR6vFfRVFFfF@W'6FV62bFRV֖CB276v6ǒƗ7F266WB6rFRf&W27FfFW2bgWGW&7G22&fW76WfWFB&VfVVB`W"&R76v6ǒV676p&V66GbgWGW&P666W6W72Bb6W'6RpFfW'6RgWGW&7G2BF6Rw&FW'2v&RFW&W7FVBFRgWGW&RvF@6FV6VfW2gWGW&7G2FW&R2w&V@f&WGbFW2bVFW'7FFr@"WW&V6Rg&FR7&GVBGVFfPFFR&FFV6v6B66VFf0FBW'FFFRgWGW&Rג֖BFPFW&gWGW&R666W6W727V'7VV@bFW6RGW2bgWGW&Rv&VW70B7FfFW2&fW76BЧ&fW76FBf7W6VBFRgWGW&RFRf'7BFRW6VBFRW&W76gWGW&P666W6W72V&Ɨ6VBW v2( WffrgWGW&R666W6W70F&VvFRW'7VBbf'GVR( &&FB&6FW"#Bv6&wVV@FBFR&W7BvFV6RgWGW&P666W6W72v2F&VvFPFWfVVBb6WBbW6&7FW f'GVW2FW6Rf'GVW27V626VbЧ&W76&ƗG6W&vRv6FBFPfRbF涖r&fFVB76v6ǐƗ7F27FF&G2bW6VV6Rf VvFVVBgWGW&R666W6W726&6VBFBbFR 6FV&'v&&&V26V@67G'V7FfVǒ&RFG&W76VBF&VvFPV6VVBbgWGW&R666W6W70BG2766FVB6&7FW"f'GVW2ऒf'7B77FVF6ǒFW67&&VB( gWGW&P666W6W7>( ג&FRWfWFbgRGW&R666W6W72&&F#fW&RW֖VBFRWfWF'B7F&6FWfVVBF&Vv&RЦ7F'חF&VƖv6V7V"6B66V6RbF2VFf6WFVB66GBFVƖVFVBFR"76v6FV62bgWGW&R666W6W72'F2FRB&V6R6f6V@FBBǒv2FRWfWFbgWGW&P666W6W72V2fFFFPFWfVVBbV6fƗFBv06FRVVRBFVfr66G`FRV֖BgW'FW"FFVBFFP7F'B76wbFR66WBFPfvrV"ג'F6R( FRWfWFB76wbgWGW&R666W2ЦW7>( &&F#rv66VFVB&RvW7FW&6W&6W20vV26RWW2bV&ǒW6W2`FRW&W76FBBF66fW&VBगBv2&VBF2FRFB&VvFFV6Vv&62( WffpgWGW&R666W6W7>( vFFअTeUEU$U0&6FW"Bv&BgWGW&R66WG6fVF2#r##vFf7W2&7F6v2FV6PFR6&7FW"f'GVW2bVvFVV@gWGW&R666W6W72FW6Rv&606FVVBfW"FRWBFV6FRFPFW&FǒFRWFW&G2@'&2vV2FRVFVB7FFW2F&VvFV7G&fRF&R6V&ǐB77FVF6ǒFW67&&RgWGW&P666W6W72FRVƗFW2bVvFVV@gWGW&R666W6W72G2FfW'6R&VVfG2Bv2F&7F6ǒV6RG266PB66FW2F&VvVGV6F&VBF2FR66V7FV@VvFVVBgWGW&R666W6W72vFv6F&&F#f"##FVvBƗ7FVBv6FЦ2RbFR6&7FW"f'GVW2`VvFVVBgWGW&R666W6W72#B7V'6WVVBV'2FwVPvF6F&R6FBF&V7F bFRv6FvRBVB6&6&W6FVBbFRv&BgWGW&R66WGB&w&W76fVǒFvVBRFBbFR6&7FW"f'GVW2bVvFVV@gWGW&R666W6W726VB&P7V'7VVBVFW"v6FӢv6Fv0FR7FW62bFR6&7FW"f'GVW0bVvFVVBgWGW&R666W6W70&&F#&W6V&6VB@w&FRV&W"b'F6W2v6Ff'GVRBFRW'6RbVGV6Fࢄ&&F#vfrv6F6FV&'gWGW&7BBWfWF'VrWVFvv66v@VW&vVCv6F"FRVvFVpbgWGW&R666W6W726VB&RFP6VG&vbvW"VGV6FW&fW76&wVVBrVW&vV@2vVâgWGW&7G26VB7G&fRF&Pv6RVRvR6VB&6FPgWGW&RvFv6FB2gWGW&7G2@VGV6F'2vR6VBW'6ǒFVv6FW"FV6rB67VFrWfWFB&V6&6GvW&RGvFW 'FBFV26&7VFrג֖@GW&rF2FRFBvVB6V7@vFgWGW&R666W6W72G&vrגVGV6F66V6RB6B&VVFWfVrfW"FRV'2FV&WF6g&Wv&f"VFW'7FFpFRGW&Rb&VƗG6VFrV&VƗGBƖVBFW6RFV2גV&ǒgWGW&7BFWF&ƖP&w&FRFRgWGW&Rb66V6RFV6wBFR662#"גV&Ɨ6VB&6FV&'gWGW&7BFVvB#f2Bf&W0'F6W2w&FRFRWfWFbFP666W2V֖B&&F#