Either you are aware or you’re about to be.
This blog explores the noosphere, the exonoosphere and what comes after. The security memes will soon be decoded and decipher. — Oscar Wilde.
“Did you say the stars were worlds, Tess?”
“All like ours?”
“I don’t know, but I think so. They sometime seem to be like the apples on our stubbard tree. Most of them splendid and sound – a few blighted.”
“Which do we live on – a splendid one or a blighted one?”
“A blighted one.”
Thomas Hardy, Tess of the D’Urbervilles
This comment might not be on topic. Just wanted to say that I like reading your thinking on the Noosphere. You are the only person I’ve found who also thinks about this esoteric stuff. I’d love to see more about the relationships between the Noosphere, VALIS and their relationships with the technosphere, cybersphere and 21st techgnosis. It’s easy to trace some of the thinking on this to a complete new age dead end btw. (Sorry to say that I found much of the writing of Jose Arguelles to be indecipherable.)
It is equally frustrating to see the souless spin on some of techno threads . For example, there is lots about this from Rand Corps. researchers David Ronfeldt and John Arquilla, including their new coinage “Noopolitik.” Also intriguingly on DARPA’s website you’ll find this call for research focus on the
“Noosphere: The noosphere [according to site] is a term describing the fabric of human thought, at both individual and societal levels. Under this topic we are interested in creating, measuring, and modeling foundational questions regarding humans, human-machine interactions, and society.” WTF?
And of course that brings to mind Putin, Anton Vaino and their infamous noosphere.
I love this area of research. I’m glad you seem as interested in it as well. It’s obvious that Vladimir Vernadsky was right that human beings are creating a sphere of human thought composed of the collective consciousness of humankind and thereby transforming earth and creating the Anthropocene (for better or worse). David Christian’s short (2017) article on Edge is a good exploration of this. However, for some bizarre reason, if you’re researching this you’ll often come across links to Larouche propaganda sites. So it’s obvious that serious research into this is not easy. It’s important to focus on valid sources.
Anyway, thanks for your valiant attempts to talk about this stuff. It’s important and it’s as if we lack the linguistic ability to explore this as it should be explored. I think the more we talk about the noosphere the more we’ll figure out what we’re actually talking about, if that makes any sense.
Guess it’s a bit of David Foster Wallace’s “This is Water.”