Archive for the ‘Societal and cultural’ Category

Suspicions, Hunches and Conjectures about Where Things May Be Headed Next.

urely, you’ve noticed. The world has been busy with flip-flops. What was on top has taken an abrupt nosedive. Or it could be just the opposite—suddenly, a heretofore little noticed item or person is everywhere you look. (Examples: POTUSes who are no longer dignified, sightings of ‘55 Chevrolet Bel Airs in Cuba, Ivanka brand products [...]

How to handle the ‘Oops’ in Mr. Trump’s Triumph

I’ve received a lot of “Oops!” dispatches lately.
For a few weeks after Mr. Trump’s triumph, that’s pretty much all more than a few of my colleagues could manage to say. “Oops.”
hey were clearly not expecting this outcome in the U.S. presidential election. Once they said “Oops,” they more or less went silent. In reply, [...]

Here Is Our Predicament:
No Dolphins Are Running for President
of the United States

Leaving aside a critique of the personal morals and psychological health of a certain U.S. presidential candidate, this timely question remains: What the horsefeathers is going on in American life?
I’d suggest this: After cavorting in one of the universe’s “pastures at the end of the rainbow” for the first several years of the new millennium, [...]

EARTH IS CRITICALLY IN NEED OF DEEP-SEE THINKERS. BUT IS YOUR WORLDVIEW UP TO THE CHALLENGE? OUR YO!DOLPHIN!™ ASSESSMENT WILL HELP YOU FIND OUT

Almost a year ago, we posted most of the contents of the blog item you are now viewing and reading on LEAP!psych in this same space. I hope you’ll indulge me one more time by reading through it again. And, if you haven’t already done so, I’d count myself privileged if you should decide to [...]

Bullet Brain, Liquid Soul: A new metaphor and a strategy for empowering your humanity and improving your results

The title you see for this LEAP!psych item is the one I used for an article that appeared in the January, 2016 (Vol. 3, No. 1), edition of Assumption University of Thailand (Bangkok) business school’s ODI Journal.
I used the much appreciated invitation by the journal’s editors to talk about how new ways of tracking changes [...]

Earth is critically in need of Deep-See thinkers. But is your worldview up to the challenge? Our Yo!Dolphin!™ assessment will help you find out

Here’s the reality: To now, developments in how we humans “do lives and do societies” can be said to have arrived in four great waves. Agriculture. Industry. Information. And the latest: Productivity and Change.
No. 4, the Wave of Productivity and Change, was to involve converging technologies such as bioengineering, nanotechnology, macro-robotics, machine cognition, exotic [...]

Because life runs up, not down, syntropy is a cosmic kitchen, not a cosmic wrecking yard. But we have to scramble to keep up.

At this hour, the world now stands on the verge of yet another great technological revolution. It has been mainly been gathering steam since the 1980s. Each day brings us closer to a time when a Star Trek-like economy may be possible. In fact, as the days go by and the breakthroughs and advances pile [...]

When he first envisioned the leap: how the late Clare Graves saw sense where so many before had seen only nonsense

On a fall day in 1961, in his classroom at Union College in Schenectady, New York, the late Dr. Clare W. Graves hurried to a blackboard. Writing as fast as he could, he jotted down the rudiments of an explanation both for conundrums that had been plaguing his own research and for the fundamental confusions [...]

The dolphinthinker’s first impulse is to skedaddle when she or he spots stupidity. But anymore, where would you go to get away?

When things that humans are doing or had hoped to do show signs of flying apart or coming to a halt, the first impulse of the dolphin mind is anything but heroic. Almost certainly, it’s not what most folks probably would expect. In such “London Bridge is falling”-type circumstances, the first urge of the dolphinthinker [...]

QUESTIONS THAT DOLPHINTHINKERS THINK ABOUT: IS A NEW GOD IN THE WORKS? AND IF SO, WILL WE NEED TO MOVE INTO SPACE TO HAVE THE NEW FRONTIER WE NEED TO PURSUE THE IDEA?

Nietzsche, it was, who observed, “Almost 2,000 years and no new God!”
Philosopher Karl Jaspers allowed that this is true. The most recent great religions all emerged from an extraordinarily fecund “cultural Petri dish” between 800 B.C. and 200 B.C—Jaspers called it the “axial age”—that saw monotheism swept into the mainstream.
In an article in [...]