participate in creating of an interactive model of an ideal, ecologically and socially
sustainable Earth, a model that would be being designed by every and anyone, a model that would portray an Earth possessing
optimal living conditions for all those who share it for the
purpose of there being a universal reference that would be helpful
in any projects concerning the future of any social entity--from a
locally based community, to the whole Earth.
Why Model Earth?
It is easy to define one's own, individual goals. But how to define the goals for a group of people, or for the people of the entire world?
One possible way could be to define those goals by constructing models of the goals collectively with the participation of all the people for whom those goals are meant.
There is a need for a better future of the entire humanity--such a future can only be as perfect as possible, if all of those who are to share this future collaborate on designing it.
It is obvious from reality that the hierarchical forms of
government that are in existence now no longer can cope with the
increasing magnitude of problems that humanity is forced to face.
Since any attempts, so far, (in the form of reforms, revolutions,
etc.) to improve humankind's lot failed to achieve any significant
results, perhaps a new approach should be considered.
There are already many people with good ideas about what a better future should be like
for a better future actually to start happening, one could think.
However, most of these ideas (on the whole) are not synchronized,
and in many instances these ideas are quite vague, untested
properly against all the other ideas that there might exist about
our collective future, and most of these ideas address only very
superficial concerns. Thus, even though it would seem that a great
deal is being done for a better future, on the whole the situation
in the world continues becoming worse.
Many of those ideas are
often contrary to each other, and conflicts might evolve when those
ideas are in the state of realization--something that the model
would try prevent by resolving any possible discrepancies among all
such ideas within a model, before any conflicts could develop in
reality, with far greater efficiency than , probably, any
discourse, or any diplomatic processes of today could ever hope to
It could also be said that a kind of a model of a better Earth
future already exists in the minds of all those who think about
what their future and the future of the world should be like, but
for any expedient and practical purposes this model that might
exist in the general world consciousness is too vague and is not
explicit enough for any clear reference, something that Model Earth
would surpass by being there actually accessible for any purposes of
reference, discourse, and discussion.
Model Earth would be co-created by virtually anyone, from anywhere
on Earth, who would like to match one's own ideas of what their
ideal future should look like with the ideas of everyone else; at
present a very few people try to co-ordinate their ideas about
their future with the ideas of all others.
This process would not be based on any arbitrary notions, however,
but based on all the knowledge that there would be available of any
pertinent issues involved in the modeling. From their involvement
in the modeling process it would be obvious to the participants
what ideas that they might have about their future would be viable,
and what ideas would not be so--this interactive model would be the
best educational tool available, assessing participants' ideas in
terms of justifiability with the current state of knowledge about the Earth, the human society,and
with the ideas/wishes of all other participants.
The advantage of using this modeling tool over the current way of
deciding the Earth future would lay in its being impartial and
non-partisan--neither suppressing, nor favoring anyone's ideas over
those of others. This model that would be being created on ongoing
basis (because knowledge and ideas evolve constantly) would be
authoritative not because of possessing any executive authority,
but because of its portraying most realistically what the optimal
state of Earth could be, according to current state of knowledge and being based on the
realistic wishes of virtually all who would chose to use this
This modeling tool could be used in arbitrating of most, if not all, conflicts--it
would be impartial.
Think of this model as a universal "ombudsman" that would be
authoritative because presenting an Earth with optimal conditions
for all life--a model that could always be disputed and improved upon.
This interactive model could co-ordinate the efforts and enhance
the scope of perspective and efficiency of the many existing groups
that aim to improve living on Earth (NGO and others), and would
allow sharing of all of their available knowledge databases.
This model would be possible to be created on existing computers
linked by the Internet. The technology that would allow linking of
a virtually unlimited number of computers together to form a
supercomputer already exists (one of the terms used is "distributed
computing"), and would not demand any outlay of much more than
Thank you, Mr. Jan Hearthstone.