OurPangea Will Unite Us.
This is our master plan. This is what we think is possible. This is what we’re working towards. And this is how we plan to do it.
When I tell people I am going to unite the world I am usually met with an appropriate level of shock. And for those who take a second to listen, I hope I inspire confidence that this is possible and I am the one to do it.
Uniting the world is an ambitious goal, and one I doubt will be fully realized during my lifetime. Regardless, I’m aiming to make sure the beginning is.
The technology is there; we’re just missing the imagination. Despite having the technology to make this possible, without an idea or the drive to unite people, it hardly matters. Step one is defining the situation. Step two is building the tool to help us move in the right direction.
When we look back at our collective histories, one theme has remained constant: the interaction between cultures. To a certain degree this has played out poorly in the form of warfare and annihilation. On the other hand, some of humanity’s greatest successes have come through the cross-cultural exchange of goods and ideas. This planet is just too small to keep fighting over. Just over the horizon there are much bigger things waiting for humanity, but we need to get our world in order before we move forward.
When we look at our current situation we’ll see that we’re still a collection of vastly different cultures and that’s fine; the differences are what make humanity so strong. Cross-cultural exchange is best when there is diversity – it’s something we should encourage. We need lots of ideas and perspectives to push us forward, as a lack would only confine us – we want options.
For OurPangea the mission is simple: collect, interact with, and share culture. We want to catalog and give everyone access to them so they can explore the other cultures around the world, not just the one thrust upon them. Access to other people and other ideas should be encouraged. This is the first step in uniting the world, giving people the full view of it.
It’s crazy, but even now, even with your local community, even with your family there is no way to see the full picture. There is no tool, no technology, no anything that lets us do that. The fact I cannot easily look at what my friends and family, let alone my community is doing really is crazy.
We must provide people with a lens to see the whole world, not just a part of it. We need to see the whole picture, not just what we want to see, because the fact is, for all the prosperity in the world, there is also suffering. It’s comfortable to remain blind to it, but it’s also not right. This isn’t saying you have to search out all of the suffering, and your situation might be different, what’s important is that you should be able to. It’s only fair when we see the full picture: the prosperity, the pain, and all the rest. The same goes for culture, some things we’ll like, some things we won’t, but what’s important is that we can see all of human culture.
The beginning is something that will happen in my lifetime. The beginning is being able to see what the world is like, not just the small area we live in, but the whole damn thing.
I’ll build the tool to make this possible, but I need your help. I need you to support the belief that a world connected is better than a world apart. And I need you to keep on doing what you’re already doing. I’ll build the tool so you don’t have to change your habits, you won’t have to explore what you don’t want. All you need to do is be here. You’ll still have to talk to your friends, love your family, and be a member of your community. Do it from your room, do it as you attend the events other people are hosting, do it by living. It’s easy, just live. All my tool can do is show you, and everyone else that you are a part of our world, and that you are a unique, brilliant, and important piece in the great mystery of life.
So I will build this tool, that’s my part. For you, all you need to do is support the belief that we are all on this planet together, and that you are an important part of it all.
Show us by working alongside us. Show us by being a part of OurPangea.
I’ll do my part, will you do yours?