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Technosphere as defined by Wikipedia may refer to:

  • Technosphere, another name for anthroposphere, that part of the environment that is made or modified by humans
  • TechnoSphere, an online digital environment
  • Technosphere, an ecological term in reference to novel human technoecosystems; see Novel ecosystem"

OSE's use of the term TechnoSphere goes beyond the definition offered by leading dictionaries and the wikipedia. We include technology, institutions, and organizations. Thus, to OSE, technosphere includes things like integrated agriculture, microchips, education institutions, governance systems, legal systems, enterprise, etc.

This page is intended to capture that meaning as it pertains to the Open Source Ecology paradigm.

The technosphere is a critical theory concept used by Marcuse. The term itself appears to come from John H. Milsum.