Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Mankind taken as a whole is becoming a powerful geological force. Humanity's mind and work face the problem of reconstructing the biosphere in the interests of a freely thinking mankind as a single entity. The new state of the biosphere that we are approaching without noticing it is the Noosphere.
Vladimir Vernadsky, The Biosphere
The word "Noosphere" was coined in analogy with the "geosphere", the world or layer of dead matter, and the "biosphere", the world or layer of living matter. Beyond and superimposed on these spheres lies another dimensional sphere, the "noosphere", from Greek "noos, nous" = "mind", and "sphaira" = "globe", a figurative envelope of conceptual thought, or reflective impulses produced by the human intellect. I's presence is strongly felt and its influence is all-pervading.
The concept was first formulated by Vladimir Verdansky and elaborated by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.
"Pushed one against the other by the growth of their number and by the proliferation of their connections,approached one to the other by the reawakening of a common force and by the feeling of a common anxiety,the future human kind will form nothing but an unified consciousness".(Teillhard De Chardin)
The unification of humanity on a world scale coincides with the emergence of a Noosphere, the world of thought, the global consciousness. Willingly or unwillingly, all our desires and needs converge to the same final goal, the Omega point.