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  • n. A theoretical stage of evolutionary development, associated with consciousness, the mind, and personal relationships (often with reference to the writings of Teilhard de Chardin).


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French noösphere, from Ancient Greek νόος (noos, "mind, spirit") + Ancient Greek σφαῖρα ("ball, globe").



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  • May 13, 2007

  • Also: the sci-fi term: racemind.

    February 3, 2007

  • "A Jesuit paleontologist and philosopher by the name of Teilhard de Chardin popularized the notion of the noosphere or "sphere of human thought" back in the early 1900s. Similar to the atmosphere and biosphere, the noosphere is composed of all the interacting minds and ideas on earth. It's a provocative and romantic concept. But is the noosphere real? Or is it just a metaphor, a figure of speech for relating our experience of the physical world to the ethereal realm of knowledge?" - Peter Morville in his book Ambient Findability

    January 4, 2007