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http://www.noospherecongres... First Noosphere World Forum: Envisioning Earth as Work of Art Mission Statement and Declaration of Intent 1. Mission Statement. The mission of the First Noosphere ...
First Noosphere World Forum: Envisioning Earth as Work of Art
Mission Statement and Declaration of Intent
1. Mission Statement.
The mission of the First Noosphere World Forum is to provide a virtual planetary round table to: Dialogue and share information, educate, create collaborative partnerships, network, and mutually plan for significant events that will further the understanding of the noosphere and its meaning for all humanity prior to the WorldShift, 21 December 2012.
2. Declaration of Intent: Philosophy, Principles and Program of the Forum
Mankind taken as a whole is becoming a powerful geological force. Humanitys mind and work face the problem of reconstructing the biosphere in the interests of a freely thinking mankind as a single entity. The new state of the biosphere that we are approaching without noticing it is the Noosphere.
Vladimir Vernadsky, The Biosphere
Today many voices are speaking about the state of affairs of our planet. The consensus is that we are in a crisis: Climate change, environmental degradation, economic collapse, social disorder, war and the potential for mass destruction. It is a crisis because no one really seems to have a solution, much less does it seem that anyone understands the whole situation and can communicate clearly how and why it got to be this way.
One important factor rarely discussed is that the mega crisis is actually the function of an evolutionary shift - we are about to enter a new geological era called the noosphere. Yes, the noosphere, the planetary sphere of mind.
As an evolutionary description, noosphere was first coined in 1926 by a Russian geochemist, Vladimir I Vernadsky, a French paleontologist Pierre Teilhard de Chardin and philosopher Jules Le Roy. Together they found noosphere to be the most precise and adequate term to define the inevitable consequence of the impact of human thought upon the environment. In their perception, the chaos and disruption to the biosphere brought about by the human mind and its machine creations was but a prelude to a new evolutionary era, the noosphere.
As the next geological epoch, the noosphere would supersede all present-day economic and political considerations. Its advent would be a call for a new era of human cooperation and advanced mental development transcending politics. Only in this way could humanity advance into a correct reorganization of life on Earth.
As a cosmic event, the advent of the noosphere is absolutely transformative in its effect and whole systems in its scope. The global warming and climate change we experience today, as well as the social chaos and hazards of war are all the compound result of human thought in the form of machines, conflicting ideologies and the cycle of industrial energy consumption. For the past 200 years, this highly accelerating disorder has been changing the geology of the planet. This behavior is unprecedented for any species in the history of the biosphere.
From this perspective the global mega crisis is simply the dissipative function of shifting into a new geological era. What we are undergoing is the biosphere-noosphere transition. In this process the technosphere is the intermediate term effecting the transformation of the biosphere into the noosphere