Long-Term Vision
  Sunset over the Pacific, 07.21.03 - NASA
In the long-term, we envision the EARTHscope as a full-fledged application -- "the power-point of sustainability," as advisor Hardin Tibbs calls it -- with an authoring suite that allows users build their own ES presentations. The ES player will feature scenario modeling and game tools that would enable users to:
  • Make on-the-fly queries to online databases
  • Build and test run critical path scenarios
  • Build animated maps and graphs to support their own scenario models
  • Replay, save, and post scenarios

An online ES community would let individuals and organizations share information, build education networks, and use the ES for strategic planning. Early features could include:
  • Exchange successful or failed scenarios along with working assumptions
  • Access shared online white boards and discussion forums for collaboration
  • Poll users, track responses to discover the importance that users ascribe to various issues, parameters and milestone events
  • Build scenarios in an online collaborative environment
For more inspiration, find out about Buckminster Fuller's Geoscope concept.
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EARTHscope is project of the Buckminster Fuller Institute (BFI),
and the leading edge of our spaceshipEARTH initiative.