The development of the Whole Earth Game will be portrayed in a high-profile documentary aimed at reaching a broad global audience. The film follows Raghda El Halawany, a young change leader from Egypt, who embarks on a mythic journey from the ancient pyramids near her birth home in Cairo - to a mountain in Texas, where a giant clock, designed to keep time for the next 10.000 years, is under construction.
Raghda’s mission is to seek out some of the most brilliant minds alive on the planet today and recruit a global taskforce of creative frontrunners, who can help bring Buckminster Fuller’s idea of a World Game back to life.
It is a bold and ambitious initiative, but Raghda is not alone. Her NGO MasterPeace is represented in 45 countries across the planet, and she has teamed up with AIESEC which is the largest student driven organization in the world.
Marc Buckley - who is a regenerative futurist and advisor to the UN - has joined the mission and is helping Raghda gain access to influential people from his global network.
In 2020 Raghda became co-founder of “The Peaceday Youth Assembly” - an annual event connecting youth leaders from different cultures and continents, who are collaborating across borders to take scalable action.
The epicenter of the Peaceday initiative is Youth Island - a former Sea fortress that has been taken over by a group of youth organizations and turned into a unique meeting place, where young people from all kinds of communities and youth cultures come together to co-create and share ideas and activities.
The Island is located outside Copenhagen, a short sailing trip from the UN City, where 11 UN agencies are collaborating across disciplines to speed up the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.
THE WHOLE EARTH DOME
A group of VR content creators are right now in the process of creating a digital twin of Youth Island.
The next step will be to build “The Whole Earth Dome”; a social VR space inspired by Buckminster Fuller’s EXPO 67 Dome in Montreal. When completed the virtual Dome will serve as an assembly hall, where visionary leaders, scientists and entrepreneurs will come together across borders to explore deep questions and work on a comprehensive plan of action.
The flagship of the Whole Earth Game initiative will be a simulation of a regenerative City, showcasing climate solutions from all over the world. In the virtual City of the Future, students and change-makers from all over the planet can come together to learn, play and co-create innovative solutions to the global challenges.
Raghda has a fascinating personal story to share. She was born into a traditional Muslim family, but her father always encouraged her to keep an open mind and pursue her dreams. When she was 8 years old, he gave her the book Cosmos, by Carl Sagan, which triggered her interest in understanding the vast and complex world we live in.
Raghda’s search for a deeper meaning began with her father’s passing. To get herself through the mourning process she decided to embark on a pilgrimage from the Pyramids in Giza to the mountain in Texas where the enigmatic “Clock of the Long Now” resides.
The clock is the brainchild of Danny Hillis, a visionary computer-scientist and inventor who worked with the legendary AI pioneer Marvin Minsky and pioneered the first parallel supercomputers nearly 40 years ago.
Inspired by the great pyramids of Giza Danny has initiated the construction of the 200 feet tall monumental clock, which he refers to as the world’s slowest computer. When it has been completed, it will tick once a year, marking time over the next 10,000 years.
According to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, who has been helping Danny with the project for the last half dozen years, the clock stands as an icon to long term thinking, reminding us that we must keep asking ourselves what kind of world we want to leave our children and succeeding generations.
The Clock Mountain
The story of Raghda’s journey has many similarities with Tolkien’s story of the Hobbit and the Fellowship of the Ring, but this time it is humanity's future on the real Earth that hangs in the balance.
The scientists and thought leaders Raghda seeks out are holding different pieces of a giant puzzle, and as the journey unfolds, she gains mind-boggling new insights.
At the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen she dives into the world of quantum physics - and at Sigularity University she explores the law of accelerating returns, which claims that the pace of technological progress will keep speeding up exponentially, driven forward by forces that appear to be unstoppable...
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