Universum_Flammarion_Holzschnitt_Paris_1888If something is known, it must have been previously seen through either the eye of flesh or the mind’s eye.

Following this intuition, the ancient Greeks gave two meanings to the wordoida: ‘I know’ and ‘I saw’.

Hence “idea” means “insight”.


Dr Greg Grzegorz Lewicki – foresight consultant for private and public sector, journalist, philosopher, TEDx speaker. Graduate of London School of Economics with a focus on game theoretic modelling of religious interaction as well as Maastricht University with a focus on future of science. Within his PhD at Jagiellonian University he studied evolution of socio-political complexity and the notion of “a civilization”. Greg served as an international observer at UN Commission of Social Development in New York and authored reports commissioned by the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, international consulting companies and the European Commission. His recent publications include: “State Power Index”(2017, 2018), the first index that measures and compares power of 168 countries in the world in 7 dimensions, including hard and soft power; “Cities in the Neomedieval Era” (2016), an anthology that develops the idea of the New Middle Ages into a tool for prognostics and an essay “Return of Toynbee. European Union as universal state, Muslims as internal proletariat” (2017). His essays were translated into 5 languages. Contact: www.greglewicki.com.