The Possible Planet Game
The Possible Planet Game is one that all of us can play. It’s a vehicle for transforming our world. Indeed it’s possible that there are multiple Possible Planet Games, and we intend to welcome submissions through our portal. [But more on this later.] The “original” Possible Planet Game — this one — is a challenge to create new visions of a positive future.
If we keep going the way we’re going, as the Chinese proverb says, we’ll end up where we’re headed. Our intention is to make a new path by walking it.
The Objective of the Game is to Create Designs for a World that Works
Broadly speaking, the Game allows us to create designs for a world that works for everyone. In principle, creating such a world actually requires each one of us to envision and articulate it, for everyone has a voice, a set of needs and wants, and something that they are capable of contributing. So what’s your vision?
A game is a metaphor, a model, a board or space on which to play out stories of winning and losing; it has roles, rules, and players. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to develop a winning strategy to make the world a better place for everyone.
In theory, the Game should allow us to create four-dimensional models of a positive future; not just a static utopia, but an evolving and self-actualizing future that continues to present us with existential challenges. There is a history to the possibility of devoting our lives to creating a world that works for everyone, and we explore it here: www.WorldthatWorks.org. Our goal in the Game we are playing today is to create a parallel universe that offsets and compensates for the self-harming world that we currently live in, and play a role in maintaining. Once we can see a better approach, we can choose the future we wish to live into, not as a fantasy, but as a stand.
You play by making a contribution. It’s always your turn. You’re welcome to choose a role — entrepreneur, community leader, mentor, coach, umpire/moderator — or invent one of your own.
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