Continuing the discussion from Freedom from Facebook?:
In light of the wandering conversation that started as a topic about the internet and FB then touched on societal control, wandered to the ideas of freedom of speech which of course led to legislation and governance.
Which brings us back to the question of how do we as global citizens participate in our social structures?
One of the first attempts to implement such a political system was perhaps Pythagoras’ “city of the wise” that he planned to build in Italy together with his followers, the order of “mathematikoi”. In modern history, similar concepts were introduced by Vladimir Vernadsky, who did not use this term, but the term “noosphere”.
Mikhail Epstein defined noocracy as “the thinking matter increases its mass in nature and geo- and biosphere grow into noosphere, the future of the humanity can be envisioned as noocracy—that is the power of the collective brain rather than separate individuals representing certain social groups or society as whole”.