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The new book of Dr. Jayshree Pandya, a leading expert at the intersection of science, technology and security, and Founder and CEO Risk Group, “The Strategic Security Risk Report 2021” is all about the basics of studying risks, the ten main groups of existential threats humanity faces in the 21st century, and the responsibility of mankind to secure the future for the next generations.

We can’t have our lives, enjoy meeting our beloved, our freedom and success, if our body — the biological shell where we exist, is not intact. …


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The new book of Dr. Jayshree Pandya, a leading expert at the intersection of science, technology and security, and Founder and CEO Risk Group, “The Strategic Security Risk Report 2021” is all about the basics of studying risks, the ten main groups of existential threats humanity faces in the 21st century, and the responsibility of mankind to secure the future for the next generations.

We can’t have our lives, enjoy meeting our beloved, our freedom and success, if our body — the biological shell where we exist, is not intact. …


You Can’t Have Democracy in a Society of Zombied Individuals

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The point in time when Homo sapiens emerged — some 300 000 years ago, was the only moment in history when the human brain was fully adequate to accomplish its evolutionary mission of survival and advancement: at that time Truth was functioning as a component of a relevant environment that was present within the range of our anatomical receptors.

The Human brain is the intelligence machine that has guided the survival and the advance of Homo sapiens from their life in the caves into the current Anthropocene, but Anthropocene comes with a new type of sophisticated high-tech based relevant environment…


“Geopolitics of Cybersecurity” — the new book of Dr. Jayshree Pandya

On the still insufficiently explored and analyzed field where dynamic cybersecurity issues continue to evolve in a geopolitical environment functioning in the tribal mode with state and non-state actors confronting each other, and strongly assisted through her abundant experience and activity within the RGroundup, Dr. Jayshree Pandya makes, through her new book “Geopolitics of Cybersecurity”, a huge advance to the understanding that national security in the 21st century is practically unachievable without a comprehensive global approach to collective cybersecurity.

The book’s first substantially informative part (sections 1.-5.) represents the…


The Anthropology Behind Disinformation and Manipulation

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If someone tries to persuade you that the cobra in front of you is just a rubber toy, this is not disinformation; this is attempted murder.

Discussion about truth, knowledge, and reality has never left the center-stage of human inquisitiveness, keeping it all the time overpopulated by colorful to exotic interpretations still fighting who to play the main character. Counter to seemingly logical expectations, modern science, abundantly assisted by edge technologies, does not streamline or make the discussion on truth less controversial. On the contrary: contemporary cognitive science recently joined hands with quantum physics and the relativity theory to defend…


You cannot always survive long enough to enjoy the wisdom of hindsight

Homage to Picasso Guernica — Piero Sabatini

We are prone to overestimate how much we understand about the world and to underestimate the role of chance in events. Overconfidence is fed by the illusory certainty of hindsight. Daniel Kahneman

The advance of technology and human knowledge changes our tools, and every new kind of tool transforms the way we use it. From the Stone Age through metalworking, we used our tools following the rules of mechanics. After year 1600, when William Gilbert discovered electricity, we had to open a new field of knowledge — electronics, to learn how it functions, and to find various ways of making…


Rearranging the Puzzle of Available Factors into a Rational Future for the Irrational Homo sapiens

The mission of human spirit is to confront challenges that civilizationally stand orders higher than tribes of Homo sapiens fighting each other

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The renowned biologist Edward O. Wilson wrote: “Humanity arose as an accident of evolution, a product of random mutation and natural selection. Our species was just one endpoint out of many twists and turns in a single lineage of Old-World primates… We might easily have remained just another australopith with an ape-sized brain, collecting fruit and grabbing fish, eventually to suffer extinction like other australopiths.”

But we didn’t suffer extinction. On the contrary, while relentlessly designing new tools…


The anthropogenic risks for the Human civilization have only one place where they can emerge, hide and develop — in the human brain

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Life is about creating values, not about expropriating values. Aristotle

Human activities are consequential for the physical world around us. The more advanced the technologies we use, the deeper, wider and more complex is the impact. The purpose of what we do is to create products that we need, but the process of materializing our wishes, however, includes generating side effects. In most cases those side effects influence negatively the environment we live in: we still drive cars which pollute the air we breathe, and we consume salmon with unwanted ingredients due to new breeding technologies introduced in order to satisfy the growing demand. We are living in a world…


Human-made Anthropocene changed the relevant agencies operating in our environment and rendered the anthropological shell of Homo sapiens unfit for identifying major risks and opportunities

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Throughout history, philosophers have suggested a great diversity of views on the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality, and existence. Human species, however, survive and advance while solving issues on less abstract and more pragmatic information-processing tools that enable adequate responses and efficient adaptation.

Basically, it is an activity of our brain which receives fresh information from the sensors and recurrently updates its model of the relevant environment. Thousands years of cultural evolution and personal experience have taught each of us that “out there” exist many entities: other humans as well as great variety of living organisms and nonliving matter, and…


Now could be very close to our last opportunity to design an inclusive Universal Future on the basis of the human cause and democratic values.

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Here we stand in the middle of this new world with our primitive brain, attuned to the simple cave life, with terrific forces at our disposal, which we are clever enough to release, but whose consequences we cannot comprehend.

-Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

The Warning

It might sound strange, but for humans, from a cybernetics point of view, it was modernity that some 40,000 years ago put an end to the idyllic life of our ancestors. That had been the only time when the human intelligence system, composed of the brain and the sensory receptors, was perfectly adequate to the characteristics of its relevant…

Lubomir Todorov PhD

is researcher and lecturer in future studies, anthropology, artificial intelligence, and geopolitics; founder of the Universal Future civilizational strategy.

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