For all of my science writer buds, lately, I have noticed a lot of articles that have been written about 'Global Consciousness'. There may be some truth to it. It seems that some scientists are now speculating that dolphins share a collective consciousness:
Concerning mankind, global consciousness, and the noosphere, Princeton University has a very interesting research program going on that from the looks of it seems fascinating: http://noosphere.princeton.edu/homepage4.html.
What do you think? I would be interested in your feedback.