· The word consciousness doesn’t travel very well. In China, it has a moral, Confucian connotation; in India, it has a “spiritual” dimension.

· Artificial Intelligence can simulate consciousness, it cannot be conscious — nor can it have a mystical experience.

· If the universe is conscious, we have to…


Indian spiritual teacher and social activist P.R. Sarkar (1921–1990) and American futurist Lawrence Taub (1936–2018) had one rare thing in common. They both shed new light on the ancient notion of Varna, the foundation of Hinduism’s social structure. Sarkar based his socio-economic program (PROUT) on Varna cycles, and Taub, in…


These 11 diagrams from Taub’s book The Spiritual Imperative: Sex, Age and Caste Move the Future are references to my article “Repairing The Future: P.R. Sarkar and Lawrence Taub.”


Will humanity develop a global, “integral” consciousness? If so, how would it develop? How would the Chinese with their unique world view see a global consciousness? Interest in consciousness went mainstream during the “consciousness-raising” experiments of the hippies in the 1960s. They were followed by the New Age and Integral…


A hundred years after the quantum physics revolution, physicists continue to look for ways to integrate Albert Einstein’s theory of gravity with quantum theory. Einstein’s theory resists integration with the standard atomic model and the development of a unified model. …


The following is the first chapter from my recently published book Leibniz, Einstein, and China.

The Chinese, often described as inscrutable, do not excel in explaining their culture to the world. Their culture has been shaped by a worldview that can be traced back to the Book of Changes, the…


These three short books deal with futurism, art, and science. Their common thread is the interaction between East and West. When India Eclipses China is a guide Lawrence Taub’s spiritual futurism that links the Indian theory of Caste Cycles to actual history. The Chinese Roots of the Modernist Revolution shows…


The American futurist Lawerence (“Larry”) Taub passed away one year ago. In the late 1970s, Taub made what he referred to as forecasts about geopolitical, sociological and spiritual trends in the coming decades. His remarkable foresight is still relevant today. …


Nearly 400 years after Newton’s law of universal gravitation, an “external force transmitted by unknown means,” we are still struggling to understand the nature of gravity — what it is, how it came into being, and how it relates to particle physics.

The problems is most likely conceptual. Consider the…


“Even an entire society, a nation or all simultaneously existing societies taken together are not owners of the earth, they are simply its possessors, its beneficiaries, and have to bequeath it in an improved state to succeeding generations, as boni patres familias [good heads of households].”

Jan Krikke

Author of When India Eclipses China Futurist Lawrence H. Taub on the Unexpected 21st Century

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