“How to make the world work for 100% of humanity, in the shortest possible time, through spontaneous cooperation, without ecological offense, or the disadvantage of anyone.”
This token launch, and the release of social impact capital investment that will result from it, is a repeatable finance method for turning The World Game into a business model. It also mobilizes the most important ingredient for success in a circular economy, for success in democratization, for success in the expansion of power and agency, and that ingredient is the buy in of so-called ordinary people, in large numbers well organized and independent at the same time.
The World Game was created by Buckminster Fuller, one of the most prolific systems thinkers of the 20th century. Most who have heard his name know him as the architect behind the geodesic dome, one of humankind's most iconic shapes, and one of the most innovative architectural breakthroughs in human history. He is also the man who wrote the mathematics of synergy, a term we use today as freely as water. When he died in 1983, he had made 50 predictions for the year 2000 . 49 of those predictions came true. As a scientist who measured, and a futurist concerned with our survival, he proposed that we live on one planet, together, not as nations, but as global citizens. He is the reason we refer today to the planet as "Spaceship Earth" a term he coined. Every aspect of his work was devoted to the World Game question that all of us, individually and together, must respond to, #IsThereEnough.