The Zeroth Commandment

A few months ago Martin Seligman and collaborators have published an important paper, “Navigating Into the Future or Driven by the Past”. Seligman’s paper is a major contribution to a new conception of cognitive science as a whole. It is worth noting that Seligman is past President of the American Psychological Association and one of the best-known American psychologists. Moreover, the Templeton Foundation awarded him a multimillion grant for developing and testing his future-oriented vision of cognitive science.


I have prepared a note for the October issue of Compass, the newsletter of the APF—Association of Professional Futurists, comparing Seligman’s theory with the Robert Rosen’s theory of Anticipatory Systems. You can read my note in the Forum section of this website.