"What exactly was Point Omega?"

This is Robert Wright in *Nonzero: The Logic of Human Destiny*.

Wright is discussing not the novel *Point Omega* by Don DeLillo,

but rather a (related) concept of the Jesuit philosopher Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.

My own idiosyncratic version of a personal "point omega"—

The circular sculpture in the foreground

is called by the artist "The Omega Point."

This has been described as

"a portal that leads in or out of time and space."

For some other sorts of points, see the drawings

on the wall and Geometry Simplified—

The two points of the trivial affine space are represented by squares,

and the one point of the trivial projective space is represented by

a line segment separating the affine-space squares.

For related *darkness* at noon, see Derrida on *différance*

as a version of Plato's *khôra*—

The above excerpts are from a work on and by Derrida

published in 1997 by Fordham University,

a Jesuit institution— *Deconstruction in a Nutshell*—

For an alternative to the Villanova view of Derrida,

see Angels in the Architecture.