An Invigorating Dialogue on Consciousness

Vuokko Jarva, Journal of Futures Studies, 2011, 16, 1, 177-188.

Abstract: There was an energetic dialogue on consciousness on the World Futures Studies Federation list from November 2010 until January 2011. More than thirty members participated, and the amount (number) of messages was close to 250. Many useful references were shared. I volunteered to compile a dialogue article, which is still in progress. This essay drafts some basic traits and themes of this unique dialogue among futures researchers. The dialogue extended upon two axes: the positioning of consciousness in relation to brain, body, living beings and the world, and the evolution of the consciousness.