How Much Longer Until Humanity Becomes A Hive Mind?

Last month, researchers created an electronic link between the brains of two rats separated by thousands of miles. This was just another reminder that technology will one day make us telepaths. But how far will this transformation go? And how long will it take before humans evolve into a fully-fledged hive mind? We… » 3/15/13 11:00am 3/15/13 11:00am

What comes next after the Noosphere?

We're living in the era of the noosphere: a term that describes how humans fundamentally change the world around them. Just like the atmosphere or the biosphere, the term "noosphere" describes a feature of our entire planet — except that this feature is us. » 10/04/12 9:00am 10/04/12 9:00am