One of the most inspiring figures for me in science. His work transformed how I looked at science, the world, and myself. 

An early student of global awareness was Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, 1881-1955, the French philosopher, Jesuit priest, paleontologist and geologist. Teilhard refined Vladimir Vernadsky’s concept of noosphere (the ultimate sphere of consciousness) and conceived the idea of the Omega Point. That’s the level of maximum complexity, coherence and consciousness that would be the end point of evolution, he said. Aided by technology and prompted by population growth, the earth as a whole would eventually become conscious, embracing and enriching each individual’s awareness, Teilhard argued.