Global Brain Inc.
We may be the most privileged generation ever to have lived. At this unprecedented moment in human history, when escalating crises threaten all life on earth, internationally renowned physicist-futurist Peter Russell weaves together the physical and social sciences, modern technology and ancient mysticism to demonstrate that the possibility of global illumination is now as real – and imminent – as the threat of mass annihilation.
In The Global Brain Awakens, Russell details an extraordinary new vision of humanity’s potential – as a fully conscious superorganism in an awakening universe. Presenting evidence that the Earth, itself, is a living being and every person upon it a cell in the planetary nervous system, Russell describes how breakthroughs in telecommunications and computer networks are rapidly linking the human species into an embryonic global brain.
At the same time, the human potential movement is growing faster than any other segment of society, and influencing every aspect of the culture – including business, politics, and medicine. Russell shows how the convergence of these powerful trends is creating the required conditions for an evolutionary shift in consciousness from ego-centrism to geo-centrism.
First published in 1983 as The Global Brain, and translated into ten languages, Russell’s seminal work won acclaim from forward thinkers all over the world. Regarded by many as years ahead of its time, its original predictions about the impact of computer networks and changing social values were quickly fulfilled.
In this updated edition, with solid scientific evidence, clear reason, intuitive insights, and compelling examples, The Global Brain Awakens offers inspiration and direction for those seeking to understand the role they are meant to play in preserving and uplifting life on earth in the coming millennium. More incredible and inspiring than any work of science fiction, it places the Hero’s Journey in an evolutionary context, demonstrating that inner exploration is the key to worldwide transformation and to the viability of our species.
Peter Russell earned a first class honors degree in theoretical physics and experimental psychology, and a master’s degree in computer science at the University of Cambridge, England. He then traveled to India to study Eastern philosophy, and upon return began research into the psychology of meditation. Since then his prime focus has been on the exploration and development of human consciousness, integrating Eastern and Western understandings of the mind.
Among the first to introduce self-development to the business world, Peter Russell’s corporate programs have been applauded by companies such as Apple, American Express, British Petroleum and IBM.
He makes his home in Northern California and an isolated College in England.
Other books by Peter Russell include The TM Technique, The Upanishads, The Brain Book, The Creative Manager, and The White Hole in Time (book & video). He also released the award-winning video, The Global Brain.