The Noosphere Made Visible

France and England at Night from Space

When I saw this recently released NASA picture of England and France at night as seen from outer space, I thought, “This is an image of the noosphere.”  Look at the ganglia that are formed on the surface of the earth.  It is easy to imagine the firing synapses of the global mind expressed in phone communication, internet, and social media becoming visible in this image, thanks to technology Teilhard could not have imagined. 

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