Popular social networking sites are bringing the world closer and facilitating oneness
The NooSphere Is HereCould the internet be the noosphere that the mystic scientist teilhard de chardin had predicted? Not so long back, the idea of collective consciousness as a collective pool of entire knowledge and experience, that we can tap into, was an esoteric concept. Today, the internet has made it an everyday reality – social networking sites are a manifestation of that collective consciousness as are blogs, search engines, Wikipedia, community forums, digital books and other published knowledge. A blog is, after all, a piece of an author’s consciousness manifested in text, images, audio, video and hyperlinked connections to other internet content. The Internet has led to a quantum leap in human consciousness blurring the distinction between digital reality and human reality. The World Wide Web of the Internet has shrunk the globe, collapsed space and time and created a unified state of constant connectedness.
This common domain of human thought was long predicted by the 19th century Jesuit priest turned paleontologist and geologist, Teilhard de Chardin, who predicted that as human connections became more and more intense and frequent, we would create a ‘noosphere’. As mankind organises itself in more complex social networks, the higher the noosphere will grow in awareness, eventually culminating in the Omega Point, which he saw as the goal of history. Chardin defined the Omega Point as the dawning of Christ consciousness. In other words, enlightenment. Brave new world? What else?
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