Spaceship Earth

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"We are all astronauts on a little spaceship called Earth." -Buckminster Fuller

Summary

With our Spaceship Earth mission, we aim to hark back into the ethos of Buckminster Fuller, who was an architect, systems theorist, author, designer, and inventor. He coined the term Spaceship Earth, and he had a vision of comprehensive planetary planning strategies that would enable all of humanity to finally live with freedom and without negatively impacting the ecosystem of our mothership. He is commonly quoted for saying “one in ten thousand of us can make a technological breakthrough capable of supporting all the rest” and we believe this is true. That is after all, why we have decided to create this collective intelligence network. Can we deliver on Fuller’s hypothesis? We hope!

In constructing a mission for our Spaceship Earth, we have two initial focus areas. One is related to the design, implementation and operation of an “ideal” city: if we were able to build new cities and new governance from scratch. The other relates to how we can take action on the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals by utilizing earth observation data and advances in space technology.


Discussion

Since one of the goals of particular missions is to build a more idea city I am curious as to what people think should be done to build it. The most ideal form might be that of a custom built city starting roughly in the middle of nowhere and moving as many likeminded people in as possible. However the economics of such a move would be very difficult so what thoughts are there on how to get started and where might be an ideal location?
NASA has put extensive time and effort into documenting their technology roadmaps. I think it would be interesting if we can map each of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) to the related technologies. As we begin this analysis, it can shed light on some important dual-use technology developments that we can create for this mission. If we can put a compelling case forward, nonprofits and philanthropists may be more inclined to help fund the tech as well. See: * https://www.nasa.gov/offices/oct/home/roadmaps/index.html * https://techport.nasa.gov/reports * http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sustainable-development-goals/


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