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French worker and priest Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, writing in the 1930s at the time of the Scopes Monkey Trial, observed that the issue of when human consciousness began created far too much contention between those who believed humanity emerged from a Garden of Eden versus those who believed humans evolved from monkeys.


Chardin observed that there was no disagreement amongst anyone that at some point human consciousness began. He called that the Alpha Point, as in the first letter of the Greek alphabet. He further observed that the more interesting question would be: at what point does human consciousness end? He called that point the Omega Point, or the last letter of the Greek alphabet.


The definition of Omega Point, as Chardin saw it, is the point at which human consciousness, in a collective Jungian sense, turns in upon itself. Not a single enlightened being like Christ or Buddha, but all of human consciousness perceives that it is divine, and in that flash instant of recognition of human divinity, human consciousness no longer exists. All that is left is divine consciousness.


The charter of the Omega Point Institute is to utilize its limited resources to leverage the likelihood that human civilization can arrive at Omega Point as quickly as possible. In doing this, the Omega Point Institute evaluates a vast array of potential fund recipients to whom it supplies free consulting services, cash grants, and other supportive efforts.


Here at Omega Point Institute, we collect contributions and distribute them to third-party 501(c)(3) nonprofits that we trust to make positive change in the world. We also provide grants to appropriate individuals performing nonprofit services that benefit the community at large.



Rinaldo S. Brutoco

Founder & CEO

Rinaldo S. Brutoco is a successful entrepreneur, executive, author and futurist, and the Founder of Omega Point Institute. Rinaldo has published numerous cutting-edge articles and books that address the role and responsibility of business in relation to the critical moral, environmental, and social concerns of the day. A regular keynote speaker at conferences and guest lecturer at business schools such as Stanford Business School, the Columbia Graduate School of Business, the Kellogg Graduate Business School at Northwestern University, and the Keenan-Flagler Graduate School of Business at North Carolina Univeristy for over 25 years, Rinaldo is widely recognized as a practical visionary and change agent.

Core areas of Rinaldo’s work include clean energy, climate change analysis and mitigation; sustainable business strategy; values-driven leadership; the development of the human potential at work; global reconstruction; and innovative financial products for Sustainable Responsible Impact Investment (SRI).

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Viviana Gonzales


Viviana González joined the World Business Academy in 2017 and currently serves as the Office Manager/Systems Coordinator as well as the Secretary for Omega Point Institute. A Santa Barbara native, Viviana has over 15 years of administrative experience. Prior to joining the Academy, Viviana worked at a local private school where she held the position of Diversity Coordinator. She worked with administrators, teachers and parents to teach empathy and create an inclusive community. Her bilingual skills have helped Spanish-speaking families connect with the larger community and more importantly participate in their children’s educational journey. Viviana is passionate about helping people and putting 110% of her effort into every project she dives into. 


Viviana has two daughters. Her eldest is a Westmont College graduate and her younger daughter is currently a Junior at Chapman University. When not helping coordinate projects for the Academy, Viviana can be found taking long walks on the beach or on the beautiful Santa Barbara hiking trails with her dog Koda. 

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