Within the next 10 years, the SMN will:
- Be a protective place and springboard for a new generation of scientists.
- Be an organisation which is challenging whatever is the current orthodoxy and continuing to be leading-edge.
- Hold events which are more participative and experiential – and have acquired the understanding of how to do this safely.
- Become a nurturer of something new and be ready for whatever is to come.
- Promote a non-materialist view from a public platform.
- Become a conduit for emerging enlightenment.
- Harbour people who are like beacons, resonating light and love and nurturing this in others.
- Keep in touch with science, people and nature.
- Initiate grass-roots action.
- Be able to balance the positive with the negative.
With regard to its people and the way it runs itself, within the next 10 years, the SMN will be:
- Inspiring younger members and new types of members.
- Running itself in accordance with “the harvest of the commons”.
- Generating a sense of community.
- Involving colleges and universities.
- Keeping within the spirit of open-mindedness and tolerance.
Within the next year, the SMN will:
- Hold more events in foreign countries, e.g. similar to Frenchman’s Cove.
- Have its leaflets widely distributed in libraries, therapists’ rooms, etc.
- Encourage a closer integration of science and spirituality.
- Put in place a mechanism for attracting top scientists, e.g. as fellows.
- Make the Network Review publicly available to everyone both electronically and in hard copy form in reading rooms and other public places.
- Subsidise at least one person under 30 to attend each of its events.
- Create new special interest groups.
- Change the name of the Network Review.
- Persuade Melvyn Bragg to run a programme on an SMN type subject.
- Hold a day conference on alternative consciousness, e.g. animal consciousness, Gaia consciousness, etc.