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In the philosophy of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, a state of interconnected awareness among all minds, postulated as resulting from humanity's biological and cultural evolution.

[French noosphère : Greek noo-, combining form of nous, mind + Greek sphaira, sphere.]

no′o·spher′ic (-sfîr′ĭk, -sfĕr′-) adj.


(Philosophy) philosophy the part of the biosphere that is affected by human thought, culture, and knowledge
[C20: from French noösphère, based on Greek noos mind]


(ˈnoʊ əˌsfɪər)

the part of the biosphere that is affected by human structures and activities.
[1940–45; < French noösphere (Teilhard de Chardin) < Greek nóo(s) mind + French sphère sphere]
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He creates, using the imagery of Pere Teilhard, the beneficent noosphere in which the life of the mind can develop as it can and should.
This gives rise to speculation about a Noosphere, a direct connection from our minds to an encompassing reality.
Huxley here bridges the apparent differences between physiological process and emotional attachment, biological transmission with cultural communication, biosphere with noosphere.
In response, they suggested three coexisting information realms: cybersphere, infosphere, and noosphere.
Elle acquiert progressivement une certaine stabilite, finissant par etre dotee d'une vie propre, comme dans la << noosphere >> de Teilhard de Chardin.
Noosphere refers to the sphere of human consciousness and
The visualization calculates the "network buzz" of two keywords and maps them on globes, creating noosphere (the sphere of human thought) clouds.
33) Raymond, "Homesteading the Noosphere," in The Cathedral and the Bazaar, 19-64.
Un nouvel argot se niche entre le reseau numerique et la noosphere, emanant de ces experiences de decodages de la cellule militaire.
With the development of life, there then gradually formed around the Earth a biosphere, and with the rise of Thinking Matter, Homo Sapiens, the Earth was slowly covered by "thought," a noosphere.
It is a part of Noosphere Ventures, a global mobile and internet companies group.