Emerging Future Podcast
About This Show
Wisdom from the curious, compassionate, & courageous co-creators of our desired and emerging future. Learn from personal stories at the intersection of humanity and the environmental, social, and spiritual divides we are facing. Hear from community activists, entrepreneurs, researchers, musicians, chefs, inventors, and more. I hope these conversations will encourage us all to look at the world differently, change our patterns of thought, and get out there and engage where our passions meet the world's greatest needs.
Joel de Jong.
Most Recent Episode
Jeremy Lent—The Patterning Instinct: A Cultural History of Humanity’s Search for Meaning
Author and integrator, Jeremy Lent, investigates the patterns of thought that have led our civilization to its current crisis of sustainability. In his book, The Patterning Instinct, Jeremy covers a vast expanse of territory. In time: from the dawn of homo sapiens to the present day and possibilities for our future. In geography: across Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas. In ideas: investigating key questions about who we are.. and where we're headed.
The themes of Jeremy’s book and our discussion include:
Culture, Values, History: How culture shapes values, values shape history, and asks the question, “How will our values shape the future?”
Human Nature: What is our true nature? The answer may shape humanity’s destiny.
Science and Religion: The battle between science and religion is ultimately a false choice. Jeremy explains why.
Power and Exploitation: The mindset of the Scientific Revolution also spawned genocides and environmental havoc. What made it unique in history?
Consumer Society: Our rampant consumerism is ransacking the earth. What are its root causes?
The Future: Is humanity headed for collapse? For techno-utopia? Or something entirely different?
In this conversation, Jeremy addresses each of these themes with eloquence, humility, and heart
Episodes of This Show
Dec 11, 2017
Oct 20, 2017
Rated 5 out of
Surprisingly fun and informative
With heavy topics including global warming, planetary ecocide, capitalism and politics, this show is surprisingly enjoyable and uplifting.
Date published: 2017-01-25