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HOME OF FUTURLOGICS a system of prospective thinking:

Futurlogics is a Thinking System and a Method of Research using the minds reaction to the future.

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"Thinking, which usually brings in imagination, as well as linguistic symbolization, can be either linear
– involving a sequence of ideas that follow a line of reasoning
– or it can be intuitive/insightful where there is an immediate and holistic experience of understanding.
A person may attempt to think through a problem or challenge regarding the future (sequential reasoning)
or a person may get a flash of insight – sometimes the latter follows the former, sometimes the reverse.
The process of thinking has been studied extensively by psychologists and the normative principles of sound
or effective thinking have been examined and outlined by philosophers and logicians. The standards and
practices of critical thinking are essential for evaluating ideas and hypotheses. Critical thinking is the
opposite of egocentricity and closed-mindedness – it is the principled evaluation and argumentation of ideas
– it is “thinking about thinking while you are thinking to make your thinking better.” In evaluating the relative
probabilities of alternative futures, in identifying goals and formulating plans, in considering the pro’s and
con’s and making decisions, and in determining which future among the numerous possibilities and probabilities
is the most preferable, critical thinking plays a central role in these future focused activities." Thomas J Lombardo

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At this point in our discussion a conceptual idea fundamental to Futurlogics must be introduced.
Direct Mental Process and Direct Mind Perception, (DMP), both refer to a mental operation
necessary to self-teaching and learning the future. The mind as a "perceptual organ" itself is an
idea that opens to view the world beyond the five senses. The future is intuitively known and the
concept of Direct Mental Process and/or Direct Mind Perception takes on special meaning offering
answers (perhaps to easily and temptingly) we seek. However, DMP is basic to this study.
(Or to researching the unknown in general. The future can be a one word metaphor for all that is
to be researched or yet learned.) And it is a very useful tool.

DMP is a duplex acronym of both (D)irect (M)ind (P)erception and (D)irect (M)ental (P)rocess.
The definition of DMP must be left purposely ambiguous to draw in simultaneously both dimensional
features of mental consciousness. (The rational and intuitive nature of thought are both necessary
to prospective thinking.) Because DMP contact with the future is left loosely defined, personal input
into the subject is unavoidable. Rather than being a problem, such bias is an aid (if we keep an open
mind). As we shall see, as the theory develops, DMP can only be a matter of self- discovery and
intuition after we develop insights into Futurlogics.

DMP may be creativity, meditation, intuitive insight or a process yet undefined. At this point we
cannot make a strict definition. The definition of DMP is a matter of continual self-discovery.
If we say what it IS, we also say what it IS NOT, and the mind is not left free to make its own
discoveryan experience necessary to Futurlogics and to self-teaching. It is offered as a
temporary concession that, since we now know that a future exists, we must have come to this
knowledge by a purely mental process or perception. What that is, is DMP! If you know there is
a future then, it came through DMP.

Before DMP is apparent by self-discovery, we experience hunches, insights, precognition and
similar phenomena which reflect one form of bias; conversely, training and schooling in logic
and reasoning and philosophy-related experience might ascribe to DMP the reasoning processes
necessary to handle abstract thought. Either view or input is constructive to an 23 understanding
of Futurlogics and DMP. If a open mind is maintained these inputs will be unavoidable with an
open definition; but, this should not affect the study of Futurlogics. Diversity of this nature should
enhance the learning effect when principles of Futurlogics are discussed with others who look both
at the nature of the future and the future itself with interest.

No matter what DMP means to the reader, the general concept is a tool in studying the future.
The minimum limits, however, for a working >definition is that the future or the temporal environment
can only be mentally considered or perceived. DMP offers a quick reference to such demands upon higher
thought processes. DMP is also the intuitive process of hunches and insights that bode of the future.
Finally, it is a shortened description of all the means of learning exclusive of the five senses.

Seeing is believing, but what we believe directs our eyes toward what we see. Without DMP we would
not learn even with the five senses.

(As we study the six modes/models of Futurlogics we shall see how nicely the three modes that relate
to the time continuum equate to DIRECT MENTAL PROCESS namely past, present, future: and how
appropriate the other three modes relate to DIRECT MIND PERCEPTION because of the principles of
intelligence, they represent: such as, imagination, assumption/waiting, creativity. This form of parallel
thought streaming in DMP become foundations to the holistic mind. )


Can we ever be conscious of everything at once? Awareness is limited, attention can be distracted,
diverted and blocked. There is always an area of oblivion in mental life. There are limits. We have
levels of consciousness, fields of awareness, directions of attention. These are dimensions of mind as
they are dimensions of DMP. What one person may be acutely aware of another may be totally oblivious
toward. Intelligence, native abilities, and capacities vary from person to person. Individually, we vary
in intelligence at different times. We may go through all the phases of consciousness in a day. During
night in sleep, early in the mourning, late in the evening will find most persons in different moods if not
different mental states of consciousness or awareness. Experiments have shown that there are persons
who perform at test better in the morning while others will do better in the evening, and what we are
alert to at one time of day, we may miss altogether at another time. Consciousness is a changeable

Nevertheless, we may be more aware than we think. Blocking out unwanted stimulus is habit. We all
shut out distractions. Does concentration get out of hand so that we also repress other mental activities
we feel to be nonsensical or irrelevant? The extent of repression and blocking is unknown. Remember
scientists have determined that we use only a small percentage of our total brain capacities.

Latent within us may be things we need only dream about to make true. Allow your intuitions! Ideas
that pop into consciousness may be developing insights that will free flow to the surface. Attention
to all things which enter the mind is the key to DMP. We must trace the origin of all ideas to their
source. When we can do this, we know the credentials of our beliefs and knowledge. Besides, giving
true credit to the origin of ideas, improves the imagination and creativity.


In beginning a study of the future it would seem we have limitless starting points.
Not all of these will develop into a mode. The possible attitudes, opinions, frames
of mind, and definitions subject to the concept of modality eventually limit themselves.
But man, being a creature of habit and economy, will settle on favorite cycles which
will feedback into themselves and generate the modes we have discussed. Since we
have common personality traits with similar motivations and common experiences,
there are common grounds from which modes spawn, and it is because of this that
special or dominant modes persist. There are six major modes which are common
modal approaches to the future.

Imagine looking through a kaleidoscope--every time we move it, it changes. There
is a infinite variety to its color and designs. But when we take the kaleidoscope apart,
we discover that there are just a few pieces of colored glass, a diffusing medium to
destroy fine detail and enhance general form, and a tube to direct the line of vision
to the mirrors. The cycle mode concept, though infinite in variation, is similarly simple.
Only six basic modes appear when we take things apart and “look under the hood.”

Being able to use the different modes, we can become able to recognize the origin
of each idea. When we can trace each idea, concerning the future, then any idea
that is a product of DMP is recognizable. DMP is itself a discerning ability to trace
to the source the origin of our ideas.

Again, when we first try to investigate the future it is as though we are looking
through a
kaleidoscope--every time we move, it changes. But if dissembled
it is exquisitely simple: a few pieces of colored glass, a diffusing medium to
destroy fine detail and enhance general form, and a tube to direct the line of
vision to the mirrors . . . DMP, then, is understanding this
kaleidoscope of our
mind seeing the future.

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Previously we have not made any distinction between 'knowledge of the future'
and 'foreknowledge.' Indeed, a sharp distinction at that stage was not necessary.
But with the present discussion it is appropriate to point out the difference. Simply,
foreknowledge is not mere data or information, but it is embodies at the same time the
'application' of that knowledge of the future to the present. A knowledge of history is
useless unless we can apply it to the present. When we can relate history to the present
it becomes 'experience.' Likewise, knowledge of the future, when applied to the present,
becomes 'foreknowledge.' This is the ultimate aim of anyone who casts himself adrift in
the ocean of the future. When we combine experience and foreknowledge, we enter the
dominion of wisdom. Wisdom is the ability to apply history and futurity to the present.

Wisdom is the means by which man can save himself.
Virture is the means by which mankind can save itself.
Man is the final unit of measure and is the fractile of the Universe.

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In order to look at the future from the standpoint of a generalist rather than that of a
specialist, an overall attitude must be acquired so all the predictions of the specialized
fields of research can fit into the larger scheme of things. In the academic role, the futurist
will eventually come in at the end of all the other studies. Since the future is a result of all
kinds of causes, the futurist should have the most expansive view of all the disciplines in
education. Unbalanced input from the academic system of today from a dominant discipline
is tantamount to the modal effect that we have been discussing in the distorting effect of the
six modes. The psychology and mentality of today's futurist will eventually arrive at the implied
meaning of DMP as it has been outlined due to the organic origins of the cycles and the mode
produced from them.

                                      Luke 16:8-9
          8 And the lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done
          wisely: for the children of this world are in their generation
          wiser than the children of light.
          9 And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of
          unrighteousness; that, when ye fail, they may receive you into
          everlasting habitations.

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