In 2016, Nick was commissioned by the family of Ingo Swann to write the story of Ingo’s life – taking in his work as an artist and writer, as well as the work for which he is most famous: as one of the founders of the US military and intelligence community’s remote viewing program. While undertaking this assignment, Nick and Ingo’s family discovered amongst Ingo’s papers two near-complete manuscripts – in effect, ‘lost works’ – setting out his views on consciousness and the nature of existence. During his talk, Nick will discuss how these works – bound into a single volume that is due for publication on the eve of the 2020 IRVA conference- amount to Ingo’s ‘grand unified theory’ of matter and spirit, human potential and our place in the order of the cosmos.
Nick Cook is a bestselling author and technology consultant. His non-fiction title The Hunt For Zero Point, published in 2001 (in the UK; 2002 in the US), described his search for the ultimate weapon: anti-gravity technology. Afterwards, he set up a consultancy that worked with the world’s top aerospace and defence companies to turn defence capability into solutions for ‘planetary defence’ against climate change, drought, hunger, poverty, mass-migration, overcrowded cities and humanitarian crises. Today, he blends his experience as an author (of his own fiction and non-fiction books, plus four bestselling Sunday Times ghost-written works) with technology consulting to ‘corporate storytell’ for companies and organisations that want to take a narrative approach to messaging their missions and values. Nick also talks on topics ranging from futuristic aerospace and defence concepts, to AI and consciousness and sustainability – most recently at MIT (the Massachusetts Institute of Technology) where he spoke on his 25 years’ reporting on the cutting edge of technology and ideas. His latest book, The Grid, a novel, was published in 2019 by Penguin Random House.
Lost Works of Ingo Swann
Nick Cook In 2016, Nick was commissioned by the family of Ingo Swann to write the story of Ingo’s life – taking in his work as an artist and writer, as well as the work for which he is most famous: as one of the founders of the US military and intelligence community’s remote viewing […]