Peter is currently involved in developing the Global Transition Initiative with the State of the World Forum team. As part of the development, he is interviewing some people to ask them the question : “what would you do to facilitate global transition?”. John Petersen is the first person he asked, being one of the world’s foremost futurists (President of the Arlington Institute), with a deep understanding of the processes of non-linear change and epochal emergence. In this interview, John shares an understanding which is hard to deny and yet very challenging to accept. Peter is committed to contributing to the strategy that John describes. (When this was recorded, the system failed to pick up Peter’s questions and comments, which is why the sequence might sound a bit strange sometimes – with some non-linear leaps!).

Download audio file here and click here for the transcription (including questions!)


  1. I am worn out from trying to help people understand what wants to happen. I need to be with people who already see it. I am disabled and so cannot go thru all the work of “starting from scratch in my own home town”. I can’t do it. I need to be connected with people who get it. I need it now. Who will talk to me and listen to me and believe me and be willing to include me in their world?

    • I’ll talk to you, Jennifer. As if we didn’t already.

  2. Thank you, Peter and John, for putting this perspective out there. I’d like to be involved with this somehow, so please keep me posted. My book, “Awakening the New Masculine: The Path of the Integral Warrior,” comes out in January and in it, I talk about this. What an amazing time to be alive, especially if one is paying attention!

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