This is Part 1 of the talk Jennifer gave at the 20th Anniversary of the Club of Budapest in Paris. It is simultaneously being translated into French.
This talk focuses on emergent signs of evolutionary change in human thinking that run parallel with many of the exponential changes manifesting in the external world. I first identify new ways of thinking within several disciplines such as science, philosophy, religion and education. New knowledge patterns are then identified in discourses that traverse disciplinary boundaries through transdisciplinary approaches such as futures studies and planetary/global studies. I then discuss evolution of consciousness, identifying research that theorises new ways of thinking as being related to individual psychological development and/or socio-cultural evolution. Finally, evolutionary concepts are discussed that attempt to meta-cohere the new knowledge patterns via the terms postformal, integral and planetary.