April 27, 2016 at 3:04 am by Frank White
In each edition of my book,
The Overview Effect: Space Exploration and Human Evolution, I have proposed and discussed the idea that humanity create a Human Space Program, a global commitment to exploring the universe that will constitute a "central project" for our planet and all sentient beings living on it.
Here are the essential features of the program:
The Human Space Program
Purpose: to support humanity's understanding and achievement of its purpose as an active partner in universal evolution, creating overview systems that increase conscious awareness throughout the universe.
Vision: a universal civilization, a golden age, humanity taking its rightful place as citizens of the universe.
Long-term goals: establishing planetary, solar, and galactic civilizations as steps to a universal civilization.
Immediate objectives: creating conditions for planetary peace and humanity's migration to the solar system and the stars.
Participants: all human beings and other sentient species.
Spatial parameters: the universe.
Temporal parameters: the millennium, 2000-3000.
Originally set forth in the first edition in 1987, I also included 20 projects that could be used to jumpstart the program and move it ahead.
In future posts of this blog, I will discuss the vision and purpose of the program in more detail, and then do the same with each of the projects.
(To be continued)