A mental sphere is exponentially thickening and ribbing itself around the biosphere–complexifying, expanding though space, increasing in conversant depth, becoming more compact within, absorbing energy in its syntheses from without, and joining in the cephalic thrust of human energy itself.
In this decisive epoch of socialization, initiated by the Paleolithic transformation toward self-reflective awareness, thought becomes number so as to conquer all perceivable habitations. This effort at multiplication and organic expansion is the summing up and final expression of a history we are trying to escape from into a parallel continuum of dream.
The noosphere, Teilhard’s neologism for the thought envelope, is infused with information–a trend that is a natural outgrowth of the great twentieth century movement to exteriorize the soul and interiorize the body. This exteriorized soul, as suggested by ethnobiologist Terrance McKenna, is the vital aspect of the noosphere itself, and acts as a superconducting lens of translinguistic matter generated by the experience of each of us.