The War on Sensemaking | Daniel Schmachtenberger, Jamie Wheal and Jordan Hall | Rebel Wisdom

‘Humanity’s Phase Shift’, Daniel Schmachtenberger

Nov 7, 2018

Daniel Schmachtenberger is a futurist, evolutionary philosopher and strategist, and social engineer. This conversation with David Fuller of Rebel Wisdom looks at the growing civilisation-level crisis that we are beginning to see around us, and looks at what a genuine ‘phase shift’ for human progress might look like.

The War on Sensemaking, Daniel Schmachtenberger

Aug 19, 2019

What can we trust? Why is the ‘information ecology’ so damaged, and what would it take to make it healthy?

This is a fundamental question, because without good sensemaking, we cannot even begin to act in the world. It is also a central concern in what many are calling the “meaning crisis”, because what is meaningful is connected to what is real.

Daniel Schmachtenberger is an evolutionary philosopher – his central interest is civilization design: developing new capacities for sense-making and choice-making, individually and collectively, to support conscious sustainable evolution.

Making Sense of Sensemaking: Daniel Schmachtenberger, Jamie Wheal, Jordan Hall

Sep 4, 2019

This three-way emergent conversation is unlike anything we’ve released before. It features three of the world’s foremost systems thinkers and futurists – Jordan Hall, Daniel Schmachtenberger and Jamie Wheal – and has been by far our most popular members-only film. We’re now releasing it on the main channel as part of our Collective Intelligence Series.

What is decentralised collective intelligence and how do we create it? Why does ‘sensemaking’ matter so much right now? What is coherence and how can we develop it? Take a deep dive with Hall, Wheal and Schmachtenberger into these questions and many more.

War on Sensemaking II, Daniel Schmachtenberger

Dec 18, 2019

In War on Sensemaking, Daniel Schmachtenberger laid out why the ‘information ecology’ was so broken. It was a hugely popular film, with over 125,000 views in a month.

In this sequel he talks about how information is weaponised by all sides, and how to survive in an environment where nothing can be trusted.

War on Sensemaking 3, the Infinite Game: Jamie Wheal

Jan 24, 2020

How do we play the Infinite Game? And how will that help us make sense of a world in chaos?

In the hit film ‘War on Sensemaking’, Daniel Schmachtenberger laid out how the information ecology was profoundly broken, and how impossible it was to act if we didn’t know what was true.

In this response, flow expert Jamie Wheal outlines his answer to Daniel’s question, outlining what the ‘Infinite Game’ looks like, how we might uplevel human consciousness and what a ‘Game B’ society might look like.

About Rebel Wisdom


When our existing assumptions and ways of thinking break down, it’s the rebels and the renegades, those who dare to think differently, who are needed to reboot the system. They offer an essential and rebellious wisdom that we need to integrate to move forward.

Rebel Wisdom is a new media channel founded by BBC & Channel 4 journalist David Fuller.

We believe we are seeing a civilisational-level crisis of ideas, as the old operating system breaks down. The new is struggling to emerge – and the most transformative ideas always show up first as rebellious.

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