An “Evolutionary Slingshot”

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Each week I have a fascinating dialogue with some futurists around the world about change and the evolution of our species. Recently two of them Steve McDonald and John L Petersen (who is on the board of the Emerging Future Institute) discuss where we are. Watch the video below.

As Steve McDonald wrote:

“If you think the world seems to be going backwards at the moment, you’re right. The good news is, it’s part of an evolutionary ‘slingshot manoeuvre’ that’s building tension for a leap forward.”

This episode of Postscript, hosted by John Petersen of the Arlington, is an encore visit with futurist Steve McDonald, an extraordinary Australian thinker and researcher who arguably knows as much about the structure of the global planetary transition that we are experiencing as anyone on the planet. He draws coherent pictures from the deep insights of Clair W. Graves and paints clear, explanatory images of not only how humanity has evolved to this point, but what is inevitably on our horizon . . . and how this epic transition will continue to play out.

Since the 1990’s The Arlington Institute has been sponsoring provocative speakers in this series that has become Berkeley Springs Transition Talks. Learn more at
Producer: John L. Petersen
Host: John L. Petersen (johnp(at)


Note this video has multiple parts.


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