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Simulating a Global Brain: using networks of international organizations, world problems, strategies, and values (Part #2)


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The core activity is based on maintenance of profiles of international nonprofit organizations, whether governmental or nongovernmental -- in every field of human activity (some 800 subject classifications). Links between profiles, of different types, are also maintained as well as links to profiles in other knowledgebases -- since these organizations are usually associated with strategies on problems, articulated in meetings, in the light of values and in pursuit of some understanding of human development. The table below provides an overview -- and links to further information. Information is collected from international organizations (or the web) on a regular basis. The work is funded by sale of information services as indicated below, or through occasional projects (eg 1997-2000 through EU Info2000, DG-XIII).

Projects

Databases

Comments

Publications

Items

Links

Profiles

Maps

CD

Books

International organizations / NGOs

53631

137000

yes

yes

comments

CD

book

World problems

56411

265300

yes

yes

comments

CD

book

Strategies - Actions - Solutions

32695

239963

yes

yes

comments

CD

book

Human development

4817

16130

yes

yes

comments

CD

book

Human values

3257

119545

yes

yes

comments

CD

book

Integrative knowledge

600

-

profile demo

.

comments

.

.

Metaphors and patterns

.

.

profile demo

.

comments

.

 book

Metaphors and patterns

.

.

experiment

.

 comments

.

.

Biographical profiles

21625

-

yes

.

comments

CD

book

Bibliographies

34158

-

yes

.

comments

CD

book

International meetings

160189

86683

yes

.

.

.

book

Visualization (dynamic spring maps)

.

.

.

yes

comments

.

.

Visualization (virtual reality)

.

.

.

yes

comments

.

.

Sound (music)

.

.

demo

. comments . .
Humour . . demo . . . .

Totals

364126

864621

.

.

.

.

.

A general commentary on this project is available. Specific commentaries on issues arising from aspects of this work are also available, as noted above where appropriate.

For a statistical overview of the development of the Encyclopedia databases, see:


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