Perspectives on the Future


How can we best prepare our children and our students, as well as ourselves, for a future that is difficult to imagine? How can we all learn to take an active part in determining a positive course for humanity? Homes, schools, and other places of learning must take these challenges seriously as we head for an evolutionary challenge early in the next century. We offer you some insightful ideas to help in this undertaking in the article: The 2020 Challenge: Evolutionary Bounce or Evolutionary Crash? This report in progress is written by Duane Elgin, one of the world’s foremost futurists who is involved in a comprehensive study of the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. Elgin was a senior social scientist at Stanford Research Institute, senior staff member of a joint Presidential-Congressional Commission on the American Future, and is currently advisor to some of the world’s most influential organizations. He is author of Voluntary Simplicity and Awakening Earth: Exploring the Evolution of Human Culture and Consciousness.