This is one heck of a thread if there ever was one,Sim...& honestly I can't begin to percieve giving you a definate clear reply as to a possibilety
of 'A Single Global Consciousness'..It's homogeneous as to asking of God's Definate Exsistence..I Want To Believe..
However if there is such a thing We are in desperate need of some serious Tuning.The way that things are going right now and actually have been
scince Man came about,surely dispute any such Harmony,unless as in nature's law of everything else in the Universe, we are'nt meant to be in
harmony.Like there's a black & white,a positive and a negative to everything.Things simply would not add up,as in algebra you need a plus and a minus
to add up to a positive.This is a complex concpet for us to fully understand.
All human activity, whatever the size of the community, is group activity. It depends upon the ability of human beings to work together consciously in
language. Rather than using the dynamics of group psychology, We have to
start from the artistic aspects of language and consciousness. Using many examples and
anecdotes taken from experience, we should be able to see what can go wrong and why.Like you mentioned the Borg as an example They were connected
through a Matrix,our connectivity is at best Dogmatic
i.e.There are some conceptual similarities between dogma and the axions used as the starting point for logical analysis. Axioms may be thought of as
concepts or 'givens' so fundamental that disputing them would be unimaginable; dogmata are also fundamental (e.g. 'God exists') yet incorporate
also the larger set of conclusions that comprise the (religious) field of thought (e.g. 'God created the universe'). Axioms are propositions not
subject to proof or disproof, or are statements accepted on their own merits. Dogmata might be thought to be more complex, the product of other
proofs. Philosophy and theology find ways to evaluate all statements, whether classified as axioms or dogmata.
The word "Noosphere" was coined in analogy with the "geosphere", the world or layer of dead matter, and the "biosphere", the world or layer
of living matter.Beyond and superimposed on these spheres lies another dimensional sphere, the "noosphere", from Greek "noos, nous" = "mind",
and "sphaira" = "globe", a figurative envelope of conceptual thought, or reflective impulses produced by the human intellect. It is not
scientifically measurable, of course, but its presence is strongly felt and its influence is all-pervading.
In partical physics it was Einstien that coined the term unified field theory,who attempted to reconcile the general theory of relativity with
electromagnetism in a single field theory. His quest proved elusive and a unified field theory, sometimes grandiosely referred to as the The Theory Of
Everything (TOE, for short), has remained the holy grail for physicists, the long-sought theory which would explain the nature and behavior of all
There is much debate about the intrinsic value of searching for a possibly successful unified field theory. Besides the argument that there may not
exist such a theory, some have argued that finding the final theory, that is the ultimate foundation of nature, will not unlock the mystery of the
This is the view that the understanding of the ultimate particles will not yield a complete knowledge of the behaviour of atoms and molecules or some
higher level structure. Some physicists (e.g P.W.Anderson.) have argued that large structures undergo collective behaviors which are not most usefully
described in terms of the behavior of their constituents and therefore there is no reason to label the lower-level behaviors as more fundamental.
Like most if not all social/enviromental issues this is a concrete problem that cannot be tackled in stricktly objective terms because we belong to
mankind and the Biospere.We are subjects of the Earth and we have evolved from her by complex processes we only partly understand but that somehow is
recorded in our essence in similar ways that the Earth's history has been recorded within rocks.Neither Earth nor land should be treated as objects
even if the widely used science of Descartes and Comte says so.
It has been a great plessure working on this topic.Strangely enough I was dicussing so of these issues I mentioned with my girlfriend yesterday,it
started of about the death penalty and what I thought of,or came into my mind I had to diecuss it,FredT posted such a thread yesterday.While watching
an episode of CSI,the next favourite show after Star Trek,a thought came in my head and it rapidly evoluted into something I was'nt quite sure I
would want to bring up on the site....