Pictured Above: The "Dymaxion Map," the Fuller Projection Map, is the only flat map of the entire surface of the Earth which reveals our planet as one island in one ocean, without any visually obvious distortion of the relative shapes and sizes of the land areas, and without splitting any continents. [SOURCE: BFI]
How can one person with limited time and energy, can make a positive difference in the world?
In 1927, at the age of 32, Buckminster Fuller stood on the shores of Lake Michigan, prepared to throw himself into the freezing waters. His first child had died. He was bankrupt, discredited and jobless, and he had a wife and new-born daughter. On the verge of suicide, it suddenly struck him that his life belonged, not to himself, but to the universe. He chose at that moment to embark on what he called "an experiment to discover what the little, penniless, unknown individual might be able to do effectively on behalf of all humanity." Marshall Thurber was with Buckminster Fuller when he originally created and played “The World Game”.
The World Game, sometimes called the World Peace Game, is an educational simulation utilizing Fuller's Dymaxion map allowing groups of players to strategize solutions to global problems, matching human needs with resources. The game challenges the dominant nation-state perspective with a holistic "total world" view. The underlying question is “how to make the world work for 100% of humanity in the shortest possible time through spontaneous cooperation without ecological damage or disadvantage to anyone", thus increasing the quality of life for all people. The Global Game is an updated version of Buckminster Fuller’s World Game. The World Game was created in 1961 and updated by Burklyn Global in 2013.
During this one (1) day of transformational playing you will have the opportunity to experience:
- How to change the world and create a world that works for ALL.
- A meta-perspective, the biggest picture of Global Convergence.
- A comprehensive approach to the problems of the world.
- How real change is accessible to everyone, not just the elite few in power who are “running the show”.
- Enhanced Critical Thinking
- Improved Conflict Resolution
- Heightened Global Awareness
- Strengthened Leadership Skills
“The learning from this simulation will positively change your life forever.” - Marshall Thurber
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