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    The Nature of Evolution.Alexander Laszlo - 2009 - World Futures 65 (3):204 – 221.
    Science, and with it our understanding of evolutionary processes, is itself undergoing evolution. The evolutionary framework still most frequently used by the general public to describe and guide processes of societal development is erroneously grounded in Darwinian perspectives or, at the very least, draws facile analogies from biological evolution. The present inquiry incorporates fresh insights on the general systemic nature of developmental dynamics from the most recent advances in the transdisciplinary realm of the sciences of complexity (e.g., general evolution theory, (...)
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    Virtual Learning in a Socially Digitized World.Alexander Laszlo, Regina Rowland, Todd Johnston & Gail Taylor - 2012 - World Futures 68 (8):575-594.
    Contemporary education is awakening from a crisis that has held the development of its potential and its relevance at bay for well over a century. Revolutions in science and spirituality are emerging a new relational intelligence that demands commensurate educational paradigms for its blossoming into daily engagements with life and the world around us. At the same time as people are leading increasingly interconnected lives, aware of and often participating in the narratives of people and ecosystems in other parts of (...)
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    The Evolutionary Challenge for Technology.Alexander Laszlo - 2003 - World Futures 59 (8):639 – 645.
    The evolutionary challenge for technology in the third millennium is one of designing the vehicles for sustainable human and societal development in partnership with earth. The challenge calls for the conscious creation of evolutionary systems-not through the "hard technologies" that shape and mold the physical infrastructure of our planet, but through "soft technologies" that augment creative and constructive processes of human interaction. Through them, humanity has the opportunity to create the conditions for the emergence of a true learning society at (...)
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    Evolutionary Systems Design: A Soft Technology for Hard Challenges.Alexander Laszlo - 1999 - World Futures 54 (4):313-335.
    (1999). Evolutionary systems design: A soft technology for hard challenges. World Futures: Vol. 54, Challenges of Evolution at Pat I: The Human Factor in Evolution, pp. 313-335.
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    Attracting Our Future Into Being–the Syntony Quest.Anneloes Smitsman, Alexander Laszlo & Kurt Barnes - 2018 - World Futures 75 (4):194-215.
    This article explores a new perception of causality and time. It is proposed that our present is not the result of our past; instead it emerges from our futures. The intention to bring into being a world and future where all of us can thrive has been shared by numerous people. Yet despite these intentions, we have not yet been able to effectuate the deeper transformational change required for bringing this forth at the pace and scale now required. This article (...)
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    A Systems View of Ervin Laszlo, From One Generation to the Next: An Edited and Annotated Autobiographical Piece.Alexander Laszlo, Christopher Laszlo & Ervin Laszlo - 2011 - World Futures 67 (4-5):219 - 243.
    This article represents a concerted Laszlo effort. What you will find here is a collection of autobiographical reflections written by Ervin Laszlo that speaks to his involvement with the field of systems thinking and his impact on it, interspersed with comments and illustrative examples on points of special interest. As such, this essay should be read as a reflection piece?one in which a new generation of Laszlos muse on the power and inspiration of the vision that has served as a (...)
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    Evolving Development: An Evolutionary Perspective on Development for an Interconnected World.Kathia Laszlo, Alexander Laszlo, Carlos Romero & Marcia Campos - 2003 - World Futures 59 (2):105 – 119.
    The notion of development has been permeated by concepts and methods from positivistic science. As a result, many development initiatives are reductionistic, myopic, and with little or impact on the improvement of the quality of life and the sustainability of communities and societies. This article marks the beginning of a transdisciplinary inquiry among the authors, motivated by direct interest in the issue of development, per se, and in particular, Mexico's development. Our inquiry departs from and weaves together our various areas (...)
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    Cognitive Maps and the Energy‐Culture Interaction.Alexander Laszlo - 1991 - World Futures 30 (3):141-147.
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    Evolutionary Development: Sustainability . . . And Beyond!Alexander Laszlo & Kathia Laszlo - 2003 - World Futures 59 (8):557 – 560.
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    The Evolution of Evolutionary Systems Design.Alexander Laszlo & Kathia Laszlo - 2002 - World Futures 58 (5 & 6):351 – 363.
    This article presents the genesis of Evolutionary Systems Design (ESD) as a praxis that draws on General Evolution Theory and Social Systems Design methodology, in addition to Critical Systems Theory, to engage in lifelong learning and human development in partnership with the Earth. The contributions of Bela H. Banathy to the creation of ESD are portrayed as bridging evolutionary consciousness and evolutionary action. Following a brief description of the inspiration and mentorship provided by Bela in this regard, the roots of (...)
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    Education for the Future: The Emerging Paradigm of Thrivable Education.Alexander Laszlo - 2018 - World Futures 75 (3):174-183.
    A new education paradigm is emerging to address the need to educate a planetary citizenry under conditions relevant to the living context of our planet. Key to this new paradigm is the emphasis on lifelong learning and empathy-oriented education—both critical ingredients to the transformative role of education for individual and collective thrivability. This article explores the parameters of this role and the indicators that point to its emerging presence in a variety of education contexts, both formal and informal as well (...)
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    S.E.A.: Strategic Evolutionary Advantage.Alexander Laszlo & Kathia Laszlo - 2004 - World Futures 60 (1 & 2):99 – 114.
    The tides of change constantly surface new currents in the world of business. No longer is it sufficient to seek the static positional advantage offered by classical Porterian analysis. This article explores the emerging direction of business strategy as expressed by the concept of evolutionary advantage. It examines first the major forms of business knowledge over the last century, then considers mainstream frameworks for strategic analysis, and offers, as a compelling alternative, the emerging notions of evolutionary development and evolutionary learning. (...)
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