on July 13, 20, and 27 on CH 71. Dr. Wood was listed in America's Registry of Outstanding Professionals 2003.
Dr. Wood was also the star of the weekly series, shown
on community tv in SC CA for two years:
The Energy Crisis: Fact or Fiction?
FRED AND WIFE
FRED AND SONS
One of the Founders of General Systems Theories.
"IONS is deeply grateful for the recently received gift of a 4000-volume library, amassed over several decades, from the estate of long-term Circle member and IONS advocate, the late Fred Bernard Wood, Ph.D. (1917-2006). Facilitated by his two sons, Frederick Bruce Wood, Jr. and Peter Mead Wood, the family chose IONS for the library donation because we share Fred's cross-discipline perspective. We are pleased, and we know that Fred Sr. is ecstatic, that these books are now available to the IONS staff, members, and visitors, says son Fred Jr. Since at least the 1950s, Fred Sr. was interested in higher levels of consciousness, and the relationships between the brain, knowledge, mind, and soul. He followed the development of the concept of the noosphere—the sphere of human experience, values, and consciousness involving information, knowledge, mind, and soul at higher levels—and IONS came up on his radar screen from the outset, says Fred Jr. (Both the words noetic and noosphere come from the ancient Greek.) In an oral history interview with the Story Corps (CPB/Library of Congress) conducted only six days before he passed on, Fred Sr. cited articles published in Shift magazine on the relationship between creativity, humanistic values, fetal development, and the body-mind-soul connection. IONS served as one of Fred Sr.'s trusted sources of outside-the-box, yet credible, scientific information on the frontiers of consciousness research, says son Fred Jr.
Frederick Bernard Wood was a lifelong advocate and practitioner of the system sciences. In 1954 he was a founding member of the Society for General Systems Research now called the International Society for the Systems Sciences. He presented scientific papers throughout the United States and in Toronto, London, and Budapest, and participated in study missions to Russia and Cuba. Dr. Wood was also founder and president of the Computer Social Impact Research Institute of San Jose, CA, and officer of the Earth Regeneration Society of Berkeley, CA.
He was a long-time advocate of socially-responsible use of science and technology, especially computer technology, and published a series of working papers called 'Communications Theory in the Cause of Man.'
He focused on global climate change beginning in the mid-1980s, and then on advanced electromagnetic applications beginning in the early 1990s—including potential new energy devices that could produce energy from the active physical vacuum (or quantum vacuum) more cleanly and cheaply than fossil fuel energy sources. His 4000-volume library donation is combined with additional books pulled from storage on brand new shelving to create a fresh library in the Research and Communications building that will be used for scientific, research, and educational purposes. The Institute of Noetic Sciences appreciates so much the generosity of this gift. Thank you Wood family! "
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