The report makes an analysis of the noosphere concept as a way to the sustainable development of our planet. It suggests considering the epoch of noosphere as the period when the human mind will be able to define the terms necessary for nature and society co-evolution while forming a collective will of mankind. It analyzes main problems having appeared owing to the latest development of the anthropogenic civilization: 1) surviving in terms of continuing perfection of the weapon of mass destruction; 2) raising the ecological crisis worldwide and its deepening because of the global financial downturn; 3) keeping a personal individuality as a biological and social structure while strengthening comprehensive processes of alienation. The ideas of such Russian cosmists as Feodorov, Tsiolkovsky, and Vernadsky are considered in the context of undesirable and destructive consequences of human activity. They trusted in the human mind, the humanism of scientific activity, a triumph of goodwill and beauty. Some of their ideas were great predictions. Vernadsky understood the noosphere as a symbol of faith, an ideal of human sensible intervention into biosphere processes under the influence of scientific and technological achievements. The report gives proofs that overcoming the global ecological crisis is closely connected with the following components of noosphere: joining efforts of all mankind without any exceptions, adopting new values of national and interpersonal cooperation, improving relationships among the nations, developing science and culture, changing the governmental and individual approaches to the usage of natural resources, spreading new principles of noosphere education.
Naira Danielyan, National Research University of Electronic Technology, Russia
Stream: Philosophy - Philosophy and Technology
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