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.