The Overview Effect and global awareness
Who speaks for the Earth? Those who have experienced it by being able to put the picture together in their own heads by seeing it not as a diagram, but as the system it truly is. What the Earth actually looks like from space can now be constructed from full color, high resolution, global daily imaging by satellites.
Classrooms around the world with a computer, projector and Internet can now be networked to explore the evolving global image together, and do it with guidance by authorities wherever they may be. The question is whether common access to this perspective will forge a more integrated awareness of our condition and inspire action for better integrated stewardship.