Vladmir Vernadsky, a Russian geologists born in 1863 first introduced the concept
of the noosphere. To quote from Wikipedia:
“The noosphere can be seen as the 'sphere of human thought' being derived from the
Greek νους ('nous') meaning 'mind' in the style of 'atmosphere' and 'biosphere'.
In the original theory of Vernadsky, the noosphere is the third in a succession of
phases of development of the Earth, after the geosphere (inanimate matter) and the
biosphere (biological life). Just as the emergence of life fundamentally transformed
the geosphere, the emergence of human cognition fundamentally transformed the biosphere.
…The word is also sometimes used to refer to a transhuman consciousness emerging
from the interactions of human minds”.
Teilhard de Chardin was a Jesuit priest and a professor of palaeontology. He created
the notion of the Omega Point, which in essence is that humans are a step in the
process of the evolution of a planet (and in my opinion therefore by extension, of
space itself), not the end in itself. Ultimately all minds must merge into one super-mind,
the planetary mind. He also introduced into the Omega Point the notion that it should
be free from the limitations of space and time (nonlocal and atemporal). In other
words, of higher mind dimension.
Every form of manifestation within space is an energetic projection out of space.
Space has spawned all that is. We are the part of that manifestation that has become
self-conscious. We can say that we are the planet's consciousness plants. We are
space, looking back out upon itself. Mind integration should not be seen as a loss
of individuality but rather a gain into a oneness of transcendent super-telepathy.
It is the process by which the planet becomes a god-like being.
Tom Bearden, a nuclear engineer and theorist who has contributed greatly to the theory
underpinning psychotronics, takes this idea still further in that if our evolution
was linear and was not to eventually integrate into mind-worlds, we would have expected
to see extra-terrestrial visitors who are, say ten thousand years ahead of us, chugging
through space . This is not the case. Instead we see only strange tulpoidal hyper-dimensional
beings (from tulpa, an ancient yogic term for manifested thoughtforms), appearing
often in the vernacular of the observer. Many reliable witnesses such as airline
pilots have told of how UFOs often vanish and reappear or manoeuvre in ways which
in terms of our laws of physics are simply impossible. This leads Bearden to postulate
that all planetary civilisations reach a fork in the road shortly after discovering
nuclear power; they either annihilate themselves or integrate into the Omega Point.