The Center for Future Consciousness offers educational experiences that challenge and stimulate the mind, expand awareness, empower creativity and imagination, deepen knowledge and understanding, and facilitate personal and professional growth.
We focus on three broad and interconnected areas in our study, research, and educational events: Consciousness, Wisdom, and the Future.
Our key educational offerings can be delivered as one-to-two-hour inspirational talks, participatory weekend workshops, or semester-length in-depth courses. Topics include:
- The Psychology of the Future
Understand and strengthen all those psychological abilities and character virtues essential for developing a more constructive, empowered, and creative approach to the future. Understand the psychology of heightened future consciousness and why it is essential to your personal development, realizing the good life, and flourishing in the future. Create an ideal future self-narrative to guide your personal future.
- Science Fiction: The Evolutionary Mythology of the Future
Gain a consciousness-expanding understanding of the nature and evolution of science fiction, the most visible and influential form of futurist thinking in contemporary culture. Why is science fiction so popular? Why are narrative and myth central to the human experience? How does science fiction provide myths and narratives for the future? Journey from the ancient Greeks to contemporary cosmic narratives in this comprehensive overview of science fiction.
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- Consciousness and the Future Evolution of the Mind
Gain a holistic understanding of the present capacities and potential future evolution of consciousness and the human mind. How are mind and consciousness, biology and brains, and emerging technologies connected? What is the relationship between consciousness and the evolutionary universe? Achieve a broad overview and understanding of both classical and contemporary perspectives on the self and mind and the evolutionary nature of consciousness.
- Contemporary Trends and Theories and Paradigms of the Future
Become more informed and thoughtful about the future, including both scientific-technological and psycho-social dimensions, heightening your understanding of trends and possibilities, challenges and opportunities, preferable directions, and theories and paradigms of the future. Examine diverse perspectives on the future of life and the environment, bio-technology and medicine, robots and computers, space exploration, religion, love and marriage, culture, and urbanization and society. Consider how your future personal life connects with the big picture of the future.
- Wisdom and the Future of Education
Gain an understanding of the nature of wisdom, from both classical and modern sources, and understand why wisdom should be the central goal and ideal of education for the future. Why is wisdom critical to creating a positive future? How can we implement a wisdom-based, future-focused approach to education, facilitating the emergence of a wise global society and the growth of wise cyborgs for the future?
Director of the Center, Tom Lombardo, Ph.D., and Co-Director, Jeanne Belisle Lombardo, M.A., are experienced educators, presenters and workshop facilitators. They are regular speakers at the World Future Society conventions and other conferences, as well as at various colleges and educational institutions, nationally and globally. Dr. Lombardo is the writer of numerous books and articles in psychology, philosophy, education, and the future.
The Center for Future Consciousness also has a network of fellow faculty, educators and futurists who serve on the advisory board.
We provide a wide range of educational materials including articles, books, slide presentations, videos, and website resources on consciousness, wisdom, and the future.
Link to each area below to access readings, presentations, bibliographies, and web site resources.
The Future and Future Consciousness
The Future of Science and Technology - Science Fiction
The Future of Society, Love, and Marriage
The Future of Psychology and Education
The Future of Ethics, Religion, and Spirituality
Philosophy and the Future
The Future of Culture, the Humanities, and the Arts
Explore our most Recent Articles and Presentations
Explore our futurist print bibliography, website resources, and recommended books in our Library.
Visit Tom Lombardo's Evolving List of All-Time Best Science Fiction Novels
Visit Tom Lombardo's Evolving List of All-Time Best Science Fiction Movies
Read an Introductory Essay on Mind Flight
& Wisdom, Consciousness, and the Future
A Journey Into The Future
Mind Flight weaves together personal narrative and intellectual odyssey, taking readers along on the author’s pursuit of wisdom and enlightenment, his search for love, and his quest for an inspiring vision of the future. Encyclopedic in scope... Mind Flight draws the reader into the vast wonders and possibilities of the future, and is a stunning example of “living the examined life.”
"Mind Flight is a truly remarkable book.”
The Wisdom Page
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Wisdom, Consciousness, and the Future
Wisdom, Consciousness, and the Future is nothing short of a blueprint for a new and integrative wisdom-based model of education and the purposeful evolution of human society and mind and consciousness in the future.
“... a profound, deeply important, and timely book that concerned people and change agents everywhere will want to read.”
The Wisdom Page
Classic Studies in the Future
The Evolution of Future
“…a maturing of future studies, placing it solidly within the larger frameworks of human thought…I would recommend it to anyone practicing or teaching in that field.”
Walter Truett Anderson
“…a great book… a must-read book for futurists… a masterpiece… a brilliant performance, informed, fair-minded, reliable, and powerful.”
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The Center for Future Consciousness sponsors and supports The Wisdom Page. We publish a combined newsletter for the two sites, including relevant essays on wisdom, consciousness, and the future. Our educational events and publications include contributions from both institutes and their respective teachers, writers, and advisory board members. Contact us for opportunities to get involved and/or donate to our cause.
The Millennium Project
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