Thomas Lombardo, Ph.D. is the Director of the Center for Future Consciousness, Editor of Future Consciousness Insights (formally Wisdom and the Future), Professor Emeritus and Retired Faculty Chair of Psychology, Philosophy, and the Future at Rio Salado College, and past Director of The Wisdom Page. He is a Fellow and Executive Board member of the World Futures Studies Federation and member and contributing editor of numerous futurist organizations and publications. He has published nine books and over sixty articles and given an equal number of professional presentations on many futurist topics, including wisdom and the future of education; the future of consciousness and the human mind; dystopian and utopian thought; theories of the future; and science fiction. His newest books include Future Consciousness: The Path to Purposeful Evolution, winner of the 2017 Network Book Award; Science Fiction: The Evolutionary Mythology of the Future: Vol. I -Prometheus to the Martians (2018), hailed as “a brilliant piece of work” and “a ʻmust-readʼ in the study both of science fiction and the future;” and The Pursuit of Virtue (2019), “A brilliant, timely, erudite exposure of the shallow, divisive individualism of modern life.” He has just completed two more volumes of his Science Fiction book series. He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and\ University of Minnesota and a graduate fellow of Cornell University. Presently he lives with his wife Jeanne in the Phoenix, Arizona metropolitan area.