Futurist Benjamin J Butler interviews writer Kingsley L Dennis in a wide ranging discussion about the future of civilisation. They discuss Kingsley’s background and how he ended up becoming a science fiction and consciousness-related writer, and moving from the UK to Andalusia. They touch on the recent events of Brexit and Trump and the bigger trajectory that our species is on.
Kingsley L. Dennis, PhD, is a sociologist, researcher, and writer. He previously worked in the Sociology Department at Lancaster University, UK. Kingsley is the author of numerous articles on social futures; technology and new media communications; global affairs; and conscious evolution. He is the co-author (with Bente Milton & Duane Elgin) of the study ‘New Media for a New Future: The Emerging Digital Landscape for a Planetary Society’produced as part of the Fuji Declarationfor The Goi Peace Foundation, in collaboration with the renowned global think-tank The Club of Budapest. He currently serves as Director of Publications for the Laszlo Institute of New Paradigm Research.
He is the author of several critically acclaimed books including ‘The Phoenix Generation’ (2014); ‘Breaking the Spell’ (2013); ‘New Revolutions for a Small Planet’ (2012) ; Struggle For Your Mind’ (2012); ‘New Consciousness for a New World’ (2011); ‘After the Car’ (2009); and the celebrated ‘Dawn of the Akashic Age’ (2013 – with Ervin Laszlo). Kingsley also publishes through his own imprint Beautiful Traitor Books. He currently lives in Andalusia, Spain.
Benjamin J. Butler is an English Futurist, dividing his time between Hong Kong, Palo Alto and London. He is known for his ability to forecast cycles or paradigm shifts in finance, society, technology and geo-politics.
He is an advocate for the creative potential of the human mind. Benjamin founded the Emerging Future Institute, writes for Dow Theory Letters, and is an international speaker.
He leverages off a wide array of experiences and roles including fund manager, investment advisor, venture capitalist, and innovation consultant, seeing himself as an observer of human behaviour and decision-making.