Story of the noosphere

a video series about
a new phenomenon

narrated and hosted by dr. brian thomas swimme
Dr. Swimme is a Professor of Evolutionary Cosmology at the San Francisco California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS). He holds a Ph.D in mathematics from the University of Oregon for his research on singularity theory with Richard Barrar.
Welcome to the Story of the Noosphere series.

This series of short films explores the ways humanity is building Earth’s planetary mind, called the noosphere. We examine the emergence of noosphere through two interlacing perspectives - Stages of Humanity and Noospheric Conditions. As we deepen our understanding of this noosphere we begin to discover a collective sense of meaning and purpose that will help us address our global challenges.

Throughout this series, we explore the eight conditions that gave rise to the noosphere across four different stages of humanity. These are overviewed below. We encourage you to choose your own adventure through this series. You can move sequentially, starting with the Paleolithic period and ending with the Modern. Or you can explore the conditions that you find most interesting in any order that serves your curiosity.

The noosphere is a dynamic presence, one that will require contributions from individuals and organizations around the globe to more fully understand. This series is an initial offering to this conversation. We invite you to watch the series and share your thoughts on the story of the noosphere.


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