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Spontaneous Cooperation is Breaking Out

Dear GENI Friend,

The GENI Initiative had its origins with the World Game simulation, developed by Buckminster Fuller. The World Game™ reviews global resources, trends and strategies towards the mission:

How do we make the world work for 100% of humanity in the shortest possible time through spontaneous cooperation without ecological damage or disadvantage to anyone?

Since 1989, GENI has been focused on the "highest priority objective" identified by those experts — the interconnection of electric power grids between regions and nations with an emphasis on tapping local and remote renewable energy resources. How naive I was to think the world would line up to implement this strategy in three years.

Being older and wiser, I understand the gestation rate of power projects can be 10 or more years. In a world where 1.6 billion people (25% of the planet) have no electrical energy, I assumed the process would move more quickly. Finally, we see a breakthrough in commitments and energizing of international grid connections on every continent.

For years I pondered how "spontaneous cooperation" occurs in society. It seemed that this too had a gestation rate and was difficult to influence. I offer the opinion-editorial "Through Spontaneous Cooperation" for your consideration. Please feel free to share this with your own networks and media contacts. We need to encourage more spontaneous cooperation between nations if we want to tackle the issues of peace, poverty, pollution and population growth.

In partnership for the planet,

Peter Meisen


p.s. The Matching Grant Program from our GENI Board is continuing, so all new contributions will be doubled! Call or e-mail for details.

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The Global Energy Network Institute focuses on the interconnection of electric power networks between nations and continents, with an emphasis on tapping abundant renewable energy resources. This strategy is the highest priority of the World Game simulation developed by Dr. Buckminster Fuller three decades ago.

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