Peter Russell – The Global Brain (1983) synopsis:
Peter Russell (born May 7, 1946) is a British author, physicist, and meditation teacher focusing on consciousness and spirituality.
At Cambridge University (UK), he studied mathematics and theoretical physics. Then, as he became increasingly fascinated by the mysteries of the human mind he changed to experimental psychology.
Pursuing this interest, he traveled to India to study meditation and eastern philosophy, and on his return took up the first research post ever offered in Britain on the psychology of meditation.
He also has a post-graduate degree in computer science, and conducted some of the early work on 3-dimensional displays, presaging by some twenty years the advent of virtual reality.
In the 1970s, he was one of the first people to introduce human potential seminars into the corporate field, and for twenty years ran programs for senior management on creativity, stress management, personal development, and sustainable development. Clients have included IBM, Apple, Digital, American Express, Barclays Bank, Swedish Telecom, ICI, Shell Oil and British Petroleum.
In 1982, he coined the term “global brain” with his 1980s bestseller of the same name in which he predicted the Internet and the impact it would have. As one of the more revolutionary futurists, Peter Russell has been a keynote speaker at many international conferences, in Europe, Japan, and the USA.
His multi-image shows and videos, The Global Brain and The White Hole in Time have won praise and prizes from around the world. In 1993 the environmental magazine Buzzworm voted Peter Russell “Eco-Philosopher Extraordinaire” of the year.
Watch more amazing documentaries on insightstate, like: Graham Hancock – The War on Consciousness, The God Within, Phil Borges – Myths, Shamans and Seers, Nassim Haramein – Black Whole, Anthony de Mello biography, The Buddhist Science of the Miind, Stanislav Grof – The Healing Potential of Non-Ordinary States of Consciousness or Sikkim.