Terrence Deacon on the Noosphere
Neuroanthropologist and co-chair of the N2 Conference Terrence Deacon discusses the noosphere, biological evolution, and the upcoming N2 conference hosted by scientific multimedia non-profit organization Human Energy to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Discovery of the Noosphere. 100 years ago, Philosopher Pierre Teilhard de Chardin introduced the concept of a planetary mind called the Noosphere. Society has rapidly changed via technological progress and scientific breakthroughs, what is the current relevance of the noosphere? How does the noosphere intersect with biological evolution? And with a more fragmented landscape, could there be a new "sphere" on the horizon?