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A podcast where futurology and philosophy collide. Hosted by Mike Gilliland and Euvie Ivanova, with guests. We talk about the technological singularity, artificial intelligence, spirituality, future societies, and how we will be affected by the exponential curve of progress.

A podcast where futurology and philosophy collide. Hosted by Mike Gilliland and Euvie Ivanova, with guests. We talk about the technological singularity, artificial intelligence, spirituality, future societies, and how we will be affected by the exponential curve of progress.
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A podcast where futurology and philosophy collide. Hosted by Mike Gilliland and Euvie Ivanova, with guests. We talk about the technological singularity, artificial intelligence, spirituality, future societies, and how we will be affected by the exponential curve of progress.

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English


Episodes

FTP085: Kevin Kelly - AI Will Make Humans Better, Not Irrelevant

1/23/2019
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This is the second part of our interview with Kevin Kelly, the founding editor of Wired magazine, former publisher of the Whole Earth Review, and author of many books, including his latest one called "The Inevitable" (https://goo.gl/78orqo), which forecasts the twelve technological forces that will shape the next thirty years. In this part, we look at how artificial intelligence and artificial consciousness will shape the future of work and life, what will make humans uniquely useful in...

Duration:00:51:09

FTP084: Kevin Kelly - What Technology Wants and The World of Superabundance

1/17/2019
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Today our guest is Kevin Kelly, the founding editor of Wired magazine, former publisher of the Whole Earth Review, and author of many books, including his latest one called "The Inevitable", which forecasts the twelve technological forces that will shape the next thirty years. This episode airs in two parts. In the first, we talk about what technology wants, the new sharing economy, and creating a smart environment. In This Episode of Future Thinkers: technium Show notes:...

Duration:00:43:25

FTP083: Duncan Trussell - Decentralized Organizing Principles in Society, and The Evolution of Consciousness

1/11/2019
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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: Show notes:...

Duration:01:35:08

FTP082: Charles Eisenstein - The New Story of Climate and Humanity (Part 2)

12/20/2018
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Our guest in this episode is Charles Eisenstein, the author of "Sacred Economics" and his most recent book "Climate: A New Story". Charles explores deep civilization narratives and mythologies, and connections between economics, politics and spirituality. We talk about why the current narrative of climate change is not working, and how to create conditions for a deep change on the personal and collective level. This interview comes out in two parts. In part one we talk about transitioning...

Duration:00:53:04

FTP081: Charles Eisenstein - The New Story of Climate and Humanity (Part 1)

12/19/2018
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Our guest in this episode is Charles Eisenstein, the author of "Sacred Economics" and his most recent book "Climate: A New Story". Charles explores deep civilization narratives and mythologies, and connections between economics, politics and spirituality. We talk about why the current narrative of climate change is not working, and how to create conditions for a deep change on the personal and collective level. This interview comes out in two parts. In part one we talk about transitioning...

Duration:00:58:37

FTP080: The Witch and The Queen - Feminine Archetypes of Power and Wisdom

12/14/2018
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The last two feminine archetypes we are covering in this series are The Witch and The Queen. The common association with The Witch is a wicked old woman that we see in many movies or stories for children. However, this interpretation has a lot of historical religious bias, which we deconstruct in this episode. We discuss The Witch in her fullest - as a powerful creative force and bringer of disruptive ideas. We also talk about The Queen Archetype, a fully integrated combination of all the...

Duration:00:34:37

FTP079: The Lover - Feminine Archetype of Love, Beauty, and Creativity

12/12/2018
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Today we are exploring the feminine archetype of The Lover, which to a certain extent mirrors its masculine counterpart but also has its own specific traits. The feminine Lover is the embodiment of love, beauty and creativity. While researching this topic, we've discovered that it is difficult to talk and write about this archetype, as female sexuality still hasn't been fully reconciled and accepted in post-agricultural society. We are covering the Lover Archetype through history,...

Duration:00:30:23

FTP078: The Amazon Archetype - Examples of The Feminine Warrior in Career, Politics, and Movies

12/10/2018
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The Amazon archetype is the embodiment of an ambitious, adventurous, and independent woman. She is the feminine version of The Warrior archetype, fighting for the values she believes in. This is a very common archetype in movies - Wonder Woman, Hermione Granger in Harry Potter, and Ripley in Alien are some of the many examples. In everyday life, many women in business, politics, and sports occupy this archetype. As all the other archetypes, The Amazon too has its childhood and adult...

Duration:00:22:31

FTP077: The Mother Archetype - Helicopter Parent vs. Full Acceptance of Human Nature

12/7/2018
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After covering Jungian masculine archetypes in previous four episodes, today we are starting to explore feminine archetypes. Even though there is somewhat less literature and research on this topic, there are certain archetypes that are consistently described across the different systems. So in the second part of this series, we will explore the archetypes of The Mother, The Amazon, The Lover, The Witch, and The Queen. We begin with The Mother, the characteristics of her full expression and...

Duration:00:27:58

FTP076: The King Archetype - The Crown of Mature Masculine Psyche

12/5/2018
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The King Archetype represents an integrated version of all other masculine archetypes. The Lover, The Warrior and The Magician in their full expressions, with all positive traits solidified, are baked into The King. Interestingly enough, the childhood version of this archetype - The Divine Child, is the first one to emerge in a person's life. To fully integrate the mature version of The King archetype, it usually takes many years and a lot of life experience. In this episode, we give an...

Duration:00:31:43

FTP075: The Magician Archetype: Rediscovering The Sacred

12/3/2018
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The Magician is the third Jungian masculine archetype in this series. The Magician has a deep curiosity for everything in life — he is willing to put in the effort to learn the secret knowledge and teach it to the others. He uncovers things that are not immediately obvious, understands how they work and applies that knowledge to creating something new. So, in relation to The Warrior, for example, The Magician is the creative force and the thinker who drives the actions of The Warrior. In...

Duration:00:39:36

FTP074: Reclaiming The Warrior Archetype in Modern Society

11/30/2018
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Archetypes can be defined as the primordial modes of being, sets of behavior, or energies that we as humans occupy on both biological and psychological levels. Archetypes were largely explored and described by psychiatrist Carl Jung. The second Jungian masculine archetype we are covering in this series is The Warrior. It is the most misunderstood archetype in our culture, often connected with unnecessary violence and tyranny. However, in its full expression, The Warrior is needed in order...

Duration:00:26:50

FTP073: The Lover Archetype in The Mature Masculine Psyche

11/28/2018
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With this episode, we are starting an eight-part series on the topic of masculine and feminine archetypes that are present in our culture. The first of the four masculine archetypes we are covering is The Lover. We talk about its positive and negative aspects in relation to the masculine psyche, and how it manifests in childhood and adulthood. Also, we share some ideas and advice on how to experience and embody The Lover in a healthy way. In This Episode Of Future Thinkers: Show notes:...

Duration:00:19:11

FTP072: The Depression Epidemic - What You Can Do

11/26/2018
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To explore this topic, we start with the idea that for 99% of history, humans were hunters-gatherers and evolved to live a very different lifestyle — spending time outdoors and tightly connected to their communities. Now that we live indoors, sitting in front of a computer, not socializing or exercising sufficiently, eating processed food, our modern lifestyle is not in line with our nature, and that is the major factor of the present epidemic of depression. IN THIS EPISODE OF FUTURE...

Duration:00:26:15

FTP071: Embracing Novelty and Uncertainty for a Life Worth Living

11/23/2018
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Today we talk about the value of novelty as one of the basic human needs. A sense of novelty is something that many people seek out and use different tools to achieve. Going back thousands of years, psychedelics or meditation were used to achieve novel states of consciousness, and these tools can still be used today. We discuss how to induce the state where everything feels new as if seen through the eyes of a child. We talk about the language and conceptual overlays that stand between...

Duration:00:30:10

FTP070: Pia Mancini - Upgrading Democracy For The Digital Age

11/21/2018
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Our guest in this episode is Pia Mancini, a political scientist and activist from Argentina, who has spent most of her career researching and experimenting how we can upgrade democracy for the modern world. She is the co-founder of Open Collective, which supports groups to quickly set up a collective, raise funds and manage them transparently, and Democracy Earth, an open source and decentralized democratic governance protocol for any kind of organization. Today we talk about how democracy...

Duration:00:58:31

FTP069: The Lost Art of Listening

11/19/2018
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In today's world of either broadcasting or consuming information, people seem to have forgotten how to really listen. In this episode, we explore how we have arrived at this point where we can no longer listen to other people or our environment, and how to re-learn that crucial skill. We talk about different ways of listening, frameworks we can use to understand people better, as well as practical steps towards becoming better listeners. IN THIS EPISODE OF FUTURE THINKERS: - How being...

Duration:00:26:32

FTP068: Digital Nomadism and Radical Self-Responsibility

11/16/2018
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In this episode, we talk about our experiences with the digital nomad lifestyle and how it has shifted our perspectives on the world over the past six years. This modern-day nomadism also relates to the tribal nomadic lifestyle that humans led for thousand of years before agriculture was invented. We discuss the benefits and downsides of this kind of life, and how our relationship to time, location, finances, education, future, different cultures, politics, and society have changed with the...

Duration:00:44:59

FTP067: Becoming More Adaptive

11/14/2018
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In this episode we talk about adaptability as one of the most important skills to have for the future. The current chaotic state of the world often leaves people feeling scared and helpless. We discuss how to move into a more resourceful mindset. We talk about mental flexibility, self-sovereignty, modern nomadism, minimalism, the need for retooling, and other options that can help us become more adaptive and transition more readily into the world of the future. IN THIS EPISODE OF FUTURE...

Duration:00:31:50

FTP066: Finite and Infinite Games

11/12/2018
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In this episode we are discussing the concepts from the book "Finite and Infinite Games" by James P. Carse. It's a great book that explores game theory as a general framework for how to operate in life. It applies to every area: work, relationships, business, politics, how we treat nature etc. We talk about what finite and infinite games are, and how to recognize which game we are playing. We also go over examples and practical applications that can help with gaining perspective and making...

Duration:00:17:53