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    Noosphere



    Though rudimentary, the texts quoted below pin things in a place where I like them as a metaphor for what appears to be one of the more successful ways of comparing our current emerging reality with an abstract model of whatever part of this fits within our comprehension, tiny though that may be.


    Definition from the mothernode:
    The noosphere can be seen as the "sphere of human thought" being derived from the Greek νους ("nous") meaning "mind" in the style of "atmosphere" and "biosphere". In the original theory of Vernadsky, the noosphere is the third in a succession of phases of development of the Earth, after the geosphere (inanimate matter) and the biosphere (biological life). Just as the emergence of life fundamentally transformed the geosphere, the emergence of human cognition fundamentally transforms the biosphere. In contrast to the conceptions of the Gaia theorists, or the promoters of cyberspace, Vernadsky's noosphere emerges at the point where humankind, through the mastery of nuclear processes, begins to create resources through the transmutation of elements.


    Deoxy's page on the Noosphere:

    "This phenomena is emerging all around us becoming more evident in ways such as the Internet which is everywhere all at once, or at least soon to be. This emergence is transforming everything it comes into interaction with hence in this sence the idea of some field from which this is all emerging very rapidly. The noosphere can be thought of as a layer of the collective, the connective mind if you will. Connective intelligence, collective intelligence, and corrective intelligence all through interaction in this field."

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    Fri, Jul 20, 2007  Permanent link
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    lateral     Wed, Dec 12, 2007  Permanent link
    Thank you for elucidating on this topic. I previously thought the noosphere was one of three permanent aspects, not a step in a progression.
    Michael Gaio     Thu, Sep 11, 2008  Permanent link
    Vernadsky's concept of the noosphere was further developed by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.

    In Chardin's primary book The Phenomenon of Man, he even goes to suggest that a new "sphere" is to be extended more into the realm of the etheric and the psychic. We might call this the theosphere, where the extension of the human being does not merely approach "god", yet actually assumes full realization as homo theos.


     
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