Advisory Board

Daniel Schmachtenberger

Daniel Schmachtenberger is Director of Research and Development and Cofounder of the Neurohacker Collective, where he is focused on developing processes and technologies for advancing medicine and human optimization. He is particularly focused on personalized medicine, adequate approaches to complex illness, and deepening our knowledge of how the human regulatory systems function, how they break down, and how they can be supported to function with greater resilience.

Since 2017, he has been hosting the podcast Collective Insights where he hosts discussions with leading thinkers on topics related to well-being and optimization.

Daniel is an evolutionary philosopher, strategist, and social engineer. He is a blogger at his personal blog Civilization Emerging, where he is focused on exploring topics that he finds meaningful and relevant to being human well, individually and collectively. Specifically, he discusses thoughts on the future of civilization, the sensitivity and potential of our current situation, and how we might navigate the path ahead. He also investigates philosophical, scientific, and technological topics that critically inform our thinking about the future. He then posts on more personal topics on Facebook.

In 2013, Daniel founded the company Critical Path Global and was their Director of Research and Development. This is a research and design institute focused on developing an integrated set of technologies and processes for supporting distributed systems for humanity’s evolution. His background in systems science, human behavior, and activism brought him to found the institute.

In the past, Daniel was also Advisory Board Member at The Foundation for Conscious Evolution between 2013 and 2015.

In 2007, Daniel founded and was the Director of Research and Development at Strategic Global Solutions, working on new governance models for coordinating and optimizing positive endeavors across all sectors. His driving motive is the development of new integrated global systems that make possible and support the highest quality of life for all. In 2013, this lead to the formation of Critical Path Global.

For a year in 2011, Daniel was the Chief Scientific Officer at MyStand, where he worked on system development and behavioral science.

Prior to founding Strategic Global Solutions, Daniel was the Dean of Academics at Body Mind College. He developed and refined the core curriculum, trained and oversaw teachers, and taught courses for 6 years, between 2002 and 2008.

Daniel grew up homeschooled, so he had early exposure to design science (Buckminster Fuller, Jacque Fresco, Permaculture, etc.), systems science and complexity (Fritjof Capra, Stuart Kauffman, etc.), philosophy and psychology (eastern and western approaches), and activism (animal rights, environmental issues, social justice, etc.).

His passion has always been at the intersection of these topics — specifically, facilitating the emergence into a mature civilization — that can prevent otherwise impending catastrophes, remediate existing damage, make possible a radically higher quality of life for all sustainably, and support greater realization of our individual and collective potential.

Daniel earned his Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Mathematics from Maharishi University of Management and earned the title A.B.D. in Counseling Psychology at Body Mind College.

Alongside his regular work experience, he also volunteered as Cancasse at Human Rights Campaign and Greenpeace, and helped to build homes in poverty stricken areas of Mexico with Project Mercy. Canvassing door to door and at events, letter writing campaigns, protests, and education were his early formative experiences to the thinking that lead to Critical Path and The Emergence Project.

Regarding the topics on his personal blog, Daniel’s thoughts are inspired and informed by the great work of many people. His thoughts are particularly influenced by his collaborators, most notably (for the topics on his blog) Forrest Landry, Jordan Hall, and Zachary Stein. Meaningful influence came from his collaborations with Bret Weinstein, Michael Vassar, Dave Snowden, Bryce Hiddysmith, Nelson Del Rio, Barbara Marx Hubbard, and many others.

His intellectual inspirations among others are Buckminster Fuller, Jacque Fresco, Ken Wilber, Fritjof Capra, David Bohm, Krishnamurti, Bill Mollison, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Ilya Prigogine, Stuart Kauffman, Ervin Laszlo, James Carse, Arthur Koestler, Vedanta, Lao Tzu, Carl Sagan, Roger Penrose, Mahatma Gandhi, Victor Frankl, Buddha, Anthony De Mello, Pierre Teilhard De Chardin, Alfred North Whitehead, and Stanislav Grof.

Listen to an extensive Interview with Daniel at LukeStory, Supercharge Your Mind With Neurohacker Collective.

Listen to Daniel’s Interviews on the Future Thinkers Podcast: FTP036: Global Phase Shift, FTP042: Neurohacking, FTP043: Neurohacking & Neurogenesis, FTP057: What Causes Existential Risks? Part 1, and FTP058: Solving The Generator Functions of Existential Risks, Part 2.

Listen to Upgrade Your Life Through Empowered Responsibility, Neurohacking, Evolutionary Philosophy, and the Future of Humanity, and What Is Neurohacking And How Can You Improve Your Quality Of Life?

Read Daniel Schmachtenberger discussing complex problems on Reddit where he talks about how his thinking and language are similar to Holochain.

Listen to Daniel’s podcast at Wellness Force Radio on Emotional Resilience, Nootropics, and Outsmarting The Modern World.

Listen to Daniel Schmachtenberger: Meta Existential Risk, Daniel Schmachtenberger — Building a New Civilization, Daniel Schmachtenberger (Designing A Win-Win World for Everyone), Daniel Schmachtenberger — Humanity’s Phase Shift, Upgrade Your Consciousness with Daniel Schmachtenberger, and Limitless? Nootropics Podcast with Daniel Schmachtenberger.

Watch Daniel Schmachtenberger’s talk at Emergence, The Latest in Bio-Hacking Panel, and Daniel Schmachtenberger @ Green Giants Movie.

Read Daniel’s contributions to The Good Men Project, and his Ode to Emergence essay.

Visit his LinkedIn profile and his personal blog. Follow him on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.