And the noosphere implodes.
Literacy values extroversion.
And the noosphere values introversion.
And as we implode inwards we become disorientated so we seek to orientate ourselves by type.
For two hundred years we have been exploding outwards starting with the industrial revolution and ending in globalization.
But all the time the literacy explosion has been laying the groundwork for the noosphere implosion.
But how do we handle our implosion?
Thankfully each religion has devoted part of its energies to the inner life. For some it is meditation and for some it is called mysticism. But the striking thing is that the inner tradition of all religions is very much the same. For instance a buddhist mystic will feel quite at home with a christian mystic.
So it seems that the inner life is shared across religions and cultures.
This is very hopeful as the literate explosion has led to nationalism and conflict and the privileging of extroversion.
While the implosion of the noosphere is leading to a recognition of our shared inner life. And is leading to the valuing of introversion.