This article is a personal response to the idea of the noosphere, the global network of cultural ideas, beliefs, attitudes that can be understood as an emerging planetary consciousness.

Pause for a moment to track your awareness of that last sentence. If you are a scientist like me, you might have been with me right up to those words ‘planetary consciousness’. But then those two words might have sounded a momentary alarm and you might have wondered something like “Is this going to be some new-age rant about the possibilities of global oneness where everything is wonderful?”

When I track…

Paul Atkins

I research and write about creating greater cooperation and harmony in the world. I am co-founder of and author of the book “Prosocial”.

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