"And the stars are projectors, yeah, projecting our lives down to this planet Earth." - Modest Mouse
Wired has a fine article exploring the internet and how it looks to be the realization of Tielhard de Chardin's concept of the Noosphere (discussed below).
We stand today at the beginning of Teilhard's third phase of evolution, the moment at which the world is covered with the incandescent glow of consciousness. Teilhard characterized this as "evolution becoming conscious of itself." The Net, that great collectivizer of minds, is the primary tool for our emergence into the third phase. "With cyberspace, we are, in effect, hard-wiring the collective consciousness," says [John Perry] Barlow.
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