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Model Earth:
An Invitation

to 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 all the people of the entire world?
One possible way could be to define those collective goals by constructing models of the goals with the participation of all the people who share those goals together.
There is a need for a better future of the entire humanity--such a future can only be as perfect as possible, only 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.

The main reason that our current way of dealing with our problems doesn't work is that we forever are trying to fix problems that originate in our past mistakes (mostly, since most problems that humankind experiences are human made; much smaller proportion of problems that we have to deals with are truly "natural"), without knowing exactly what the ideal state of things in the world should be. The world is being shaped constantly to no one's satisfaction with our fixes; our fixes are not perfect since there is no consensus what "perfect" should be like.

In order that solutions to humankind's problems are satisfactory, we should collectively decide what the ideal state of the world should be, so that there is a definite direction (towards the ideal, and not just away from problems to parts unknown--hoping that we arrive at a better place, not knowing what this "better place" should look like) for our actions--only then our "fixes" to any of our problems would be effective!

It is easy to define one's own, individual goals. But how to define the goals for a group of people, or for all the people of the entire world? One possible way could be to define those collective goals by constructing models of the goals with the participation of all the people who are to share those goals together. There is a need for a better future of the entire humanity--such a future can be good only if all of those who have a stake in this future collaborate on designing it.

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 emerge when those ideas are in the state of realization--something that the modeling 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 accomplish.

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 modeling tool.

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 (NGOs 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 volunteer energy.

Thank you, Mr. Jan Hearthstone.




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