The scale of the individual—the level at which the notion of consciousness is appropriate—is a world away from the scale of the planet. At this moment, Gaia or the Earth System in its own right confronts us with states of operation and response that threaten long-term habitability for many species. To bring the world back together, phenomena at massively different scales need mediation—insofar as that may be possible—through the worldwide infrastructures of communication. What are the forms of communication necessary to produce or induce or conduce to a planetary society—that is, to a system of global social inclusions that could successfully deal with our planetary issues for the majority of the biota?
|State||Published - Feb 26 2019|