Daniel Schmachtenberger is a social philosopher known for his work on existential and catastrophic risks and his role as a founding member of The Consilience Project. He advocates for advancing collective intelligence and capacity to address the unique risks posed by globalization and exponential technology.
Daniel Schmachtenberger is a social philosopher and a founding member of The Consilience Project, a non-profit media organization that promotes public sensemaking and dialogue. He has worked on projects to survey the landscape of existential and catastrophic risks, followed by advanced forecasting and mitigation strategies. He believes that advancing collective intelligence and capacity is fundamental to the integrity of any civilization and is required to address the unique risks people currently face because of the intersection of globalization and exponential technology. Schmachtenberger attended the Body Mind College and Maharishi International University, where he studied Counseling, Psychology, and Mathematics.