Earth Intelligence Network (EIN) was founded by Robert David Steele in 2006. 24 volunteers came together for one year to design an architecture for a World Brain and a Global Game. The two key documents are below, followed by a copy of our IRS letter.
The logo consists of the Whole Earth within a Rescue Cross, with four symbols: the bowl for food and water; the quill pen for education and communication; the shovel for construction and development; and the stilleto for the inevitable rogues that need to be killed one at a time. On a white field are found the legal name of the non-profit, and our public purpose: to enable hybrid governance (informed consensus governance across the eight tribes shown as tri-graph color-coded members of any decision-making circle with integrity) with transparency, truth, and trust.
The outermost border summarizes our two innovative methods for which we are the foremost proponents in the world: Open Source Everything (the only technical solution that is affordable, inter-operable, and scalable) and Multinational, Multiagency, Multidisciplinary, Multidomain Information-Shaaring and Sense-Making (M4IS2, the only human solution that assures holistic analytics and a grasp of true cost economics).
Our mind-set is deeply rooted in Ecological Economics as pioneered by Dr. Herman Daly and subsequently described in books by the titles of Ecology of Commerce and Natural Capitalism. We believe that the Earth is amply sufficient to provide every human now living with a life that is both prosperous and secure — where we have gone wrong is in allowing a select few to internalize profit and externalize cost.
Here is our “method” graphic. We consider education, intelligence (decision-support), and research to be part of a whole system that cannot be fragmented without devolving into idiocy across all major domains (political-military, socio-economic, ideo-cultural, techno-demographic, and natural-geographic).
Government — in isolation from the other seven tribes shown in the EIN logo — has failed. We must move to hybrid transparent governance, levarging a combination of collective intelligence and true cost economics, to achieve whole systems understanding through holistic analytics.
This is our short story: 2014 Story Board Short
And here is our longer story: 1957-2013 Story Board Long
Our meme is “the truth at any cost lowers all other costs.”
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