Always go Full Noosphere!
If we measure....how big is yours?
Science, these days, is all about measurement. Enumeration. How many numbers can be, are now, or will be, applied to something holding still long enough to get a measurement device on to it?
The face of Science has been changed over these last two and a half centuries since Newton published the Principles of Natural Philosophy. There have been new sciences created that had not existed in Newton’s day. The majority of these are nominally involving the study of Life, and of Humanity.
Well, sort of. Really, these new sciences are about measuring stuff. Actually, though on the face of it, while Biology studies life, and even has sub categories explicitly so named such as ‘Life Sciences’, it doesn’t really study Life. They so claim, but the view of Biology is all about the ‘biology as mechanism’, or ‘biology as (measurable) process’. Nowhere in the texts do we find any analysis of Life, What is it? That sort of thing. Mostly just numbers, reporting on someone’s measurement of some ‘thing’.
We are Life in Universe, and in spite of understanding that Life is integral to Universe, and is as perpetual, and as infinite, as is Universe, our Science was captured in Newton’s day, and fell to the onslaught of the Raving Reductionists, to the point that our ‘life’ sciences study the universe without admitting the possibility of Life as a key, and necessary component. Mostly, IMO, because they can’t figure out any way to measure it, Life, that is.
As Vernadsky details in his Biosphere essays, soil does not exist without Life, in the form of bacteria, amoeba, and fungi among many other micro- and macro- vitae, just as sand does not exist without fish, and boring worms. Life has work damn hard, for a long time, in order that fertile plains, and warm sandy beaches may be used by humans. What? You thought they just ‘happened’?
Life is a necessary part of Universe. At a key fundamental level, you’re as necessary as a sulfur eating rock bacteria. Universe is using both, you and the bacteria, to create planets.
It’s rough work, but someone has to do it.
Planets don’t happen by themselves. Life needs to be there, working, grinding, polishing, shaping, altering, in order for planets to exist. Without Life, both large and small, all you have is space rocks, not planets.
Vernadsky understood. He grokked Humanity swimming in, and participating in, the biosphere that is Earth. Naturally he was led to the concept of Noosphere, or Humanity, as cognate beings (we can argue about that part later), using cognition to further the processes that are Biosphere.
In other words, we think about shit. We noodle, gnaw, and conceptualize, then, we take those notions, ideas, and engineering into the material reality of Biosphere, making our impact in/ and on, its processes, that much more powerful.
Get it? Noosphere is all about thinking. Yes, I agree, a whole lot of humanity doesn’t think, but look how powerful it is that we have achieved so much, with just the few of us who do...think.
So, if you think about it, the World Economic Forum assholes are desperately trying to stop a natural process, that is, cognition within the Biosphere naturally growing the Noosphere. The WEF can’t, apparently, abide that you may think. They are weaponizing empathy for a planet that does not exist to try to get you to stop any and all thinking.
The planet of the WEF is one absent Humanity, which is a natural occurrence at the insistence of Universe as it needed us to create stuff, to wear stuff down, to dig canals, to make cities, all that human stuff that we do so well. It’s required to make Planet Earth. As this whole cognition thing is a natural product of Universe, we will probably keep doing it, much to the annoyance of the WEFfers.
Universe wants humans to go Full Noosphere, using thinking to up level our part of it, this place where material exists, that is called our Matterium. Just as we do with Biosphere where we have up leveled our participation by drilling deeper into Earth than any other (that we know now) Life, mining deeper, finding more, and going higher into the atmosphere than Life could, absent cognition.
Note that the ‘material sciences’, heavily promoted by the |WEF crowd, don’t allow for anything other than the Matterium, and the ‘life’ sciences don’t allow for anything that can’t be measured in the Matterium, yet ‘life’ can be neither qualified, nor quantified, in matter only. It may only be….recognized, and only by, other Life. Get it? Mostly Science, in the Academy sense, doesn’t.
Humanity is also in and beyond (outside) our planetary atmosphere, so we arguably are extending the Biosphere into space, and by virtue of the Voyager probes, our Noosphere reach now extends right to the boundary of our Solar System. Collectively, humanity’s mind is not even bound by the heliopause now trapping the Voyager probes. We are continually working on newer, better, devices of all kinds for yet greater reach of our minds into universe.
We, that is, us humans, both individually and collectively, are a ‘force of nature’. Universe wants us out there fucking around with things. It gets benefits that we can only guess about, but likely never really know. Individually we don’t live long enough. That is a limitation on our ability to qualify ourselves, as collective Humanity, within Universe. Not that this will stop us from trying. It’s what ALL the fantasies about Time Travel are reaching toward, and understanding of ourselves, in Universe.
Well, there are other aspects to Time Travel, beyond our quest to see ourselves in proper context. One of these is that, to Science, Time is the ultimate enumeration.
Think about it a millisecond. In order to travel in Time, one must be able to really count it, Time. You would have to know the actually ‘clock cycle’. Such enumerations as seconds, or even milliseconds are ok for travel by ships, and planes, but are way too crude to be trying to use as your guides for Time itself. No, to travel through Time, you will have to be able to count, in real time, the actual ‘clock ticks’ of the Matterium.
There are many other considerations for even the concepts of Time Travel, and it is by following the sciences of Science clocks, that one can determine that as of this now, Time Travel does not yet exist. We know this as the clock speed of the Matterium is expressed in the shapes of the magnetism holding the Matterium intact, and that enumeration is 22 trillion times per second.
The best our machines can do at this point in time, and Time, is 8 billion beats per second. We have a ways to go.
And go we will, as Humanity is a basic operating principle of Universe, and is always in Full Noosphere mode.