ERIC Number: ED100721
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-May-17
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Health Planning & R. Buckminster Fuller's World Game. Earthrise Document No. 1.
St. Pierre, Carol
R. Buckminster Fuller's World Game is a scientific means for discovering the expeditious ways of employing the world's resources to provide a higher standard of living for all humanity. The philosophy behind the game is the exploration of resources to do more with less, or to combine two or more actions to produce a result greater than the sum of the two. The goal is to give man the right to life instead of having to earn it. The goal, philosophy, and computer technology of the World Game can also be applied to world health planning. Health is an individual right and all humanity must have the opportunity to enjoy life to the fullest. In order to develop world health planning, the planner must take full advantage of computer simulation to test data and possible health care strategies. For maximum efficiency, planning and research, agencies must be integrated. Politics will be the largest pragmatic obstacle to world planning since politicians are often slow-moving and evasive about dealing with death and disease. The primary philosophical obstacle is goal-defining. The World Game can help plan to get somewhere, but it can not tell us where we want to go. (Author/DE)
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Futures (of Society), Game Theory, Games, Global Approach, Health, Health Needs, Living Standards, Planning, Research, Resource Allocation, Scientific Methodology, Simulation, World Problems
Earthrise, P.O. Box 120, Annex Station, Providence, RI 09201 ($2.00 copy; $1.00 each on order of 10 or more)
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Earthrise, Inc., Providence, RI.
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