Winslow Myer's article directly addresses one of the central issue of our time: How do we become, individually and collectively, conscious. That might seem like a trivial endeavor, or a useless "mind-trip." In my experience, the opposite is true.
We need to become radically more interested in our shadow side, and the projection of our unclaimed dark matter. We need to understand our enculturation, and see, deeply, how it affects our worldview. And we REALLY need to be asking larger, and more perpetual, questions about where we have come from, who we are, where we are going, and what functionality is needed for us to build a global community with a culture that works for the benefit of all life.
War is obsolete. We know that. What we don't know is how to transition from a "military-based" defense to a "relationship-based" one. In the absence of the latter, homo sapiens shall have an ever-more precarious challenge if we want to survive.