Although the advent of AI will certainly transform our society, in order to facilitate its gifts while constraining its threats, we have to accurately understand what it is and what it’s not. There is no doubt that AI models will continue to get “smarter.” But machines cannot become self-conscious agents. As we come to discover the limits of AI, this will help confirm the spiritual significance of human beings, and clarify our unique contribution to the evolution of the universe.

The Developmental Politics Project’s mission is to advance the evolution of consciousness and culture in America. Our work focuses on overcoming the hyper-partisan polarization that threatens American democracy.

During this month’s meetup, Steve McIntosh gave the Developmental Alliance a preview of his presentation for the Whitehead and Teilhard conference at Villanova University. He discusses his paper titled: “Cultivating Noosphere Evolution in the Spirit of Teilhard and Whitehead.”

Steve’s paper will be published with the other conference papers in an academic book next year.

Our evolving policy platform offers “win-win-win” solutions that integrate the values of all three major American worldviews: progressive, modern, and traditional. This integrative approach, derived from stakeholder capitalism, builds agreement and increases the “size of the pie.”

Our latest recommendation is for Abortion Rights in the U.S. Although it may seem counterintuitive, the Supreme Court’s ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Center may ultimately help secure a woman’s right to an abortion. By extinguishing Roe v. Wade’s constitutional abortion rights, the court has created the acute need for a national compromise, which can lead to landmark legislation on abortion, and other civil rights as well.

Professor Loury is a courageous thought leader who transcends left and right. In this podcast, Glenn and Steve discuss developmental politics and the work of the Institute for Cultural Evolution.

Arizona is on the front lines of the culture war. To help make sense of this conflict, USA TODAY affiliate AZ Republic journalist Mary Jo Pitzl interviews political philosopher Steve McIntosh. Their conversation focuses on transgender issues, including drag queen story hour, and the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.

McIntosh goes on to discuss the fundamentalism of both traditionalists and progressives and the challenges of centrism. The mainstream media is starting to pay attention to integral philosophy!

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