The Omega Point – The Evolution of the Universe

The Omega Point Jason Silva, futurist and performance philosopher, talks about how various intellectuals have described and predicted technological singularity.
The video quotes a number of deep thinkers, including Carl Sagan, Terence McKenna, and Erik Davis, but takes as its jumping-off point the original term as defined by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.

Omega Point is a term coined by the French Jesuit Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881–1955) to describe a maximum level of complexity and consciousness towards which he believed the universe was evolving.

In this theory, developed by Teilhard in The Future of Man (1950), the universe is constantly developing towards higher levels of material complexity and consciousness, a theory of evolution that Teilhard called the Law of Complexity/Consciousness. For Teilhard, the universe can only move in the direction of more complexity and consciousness if it is being drawn by a supreme point of complexity and consciousness.

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