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The Third Millennium

A virtual World's Fair and Exposition on the Internet.


 

Why the paradigm of a World's Fair?


    The overall idea is to achieve the high aims of millennial thought and existing projects while making them more attractive and participatory by bringing in all the excitement and entertainment of the World's Fair platform.


  • A World's Fair is an exciting and inviting event. I lived in Queens NY at the time of the 1964 World's Fair in Flushing Meadows and virtually everyone in the country was interested and wanted to see the attractions. The attractions were not just shallow, entertainment fluff. They had entertainment as a draw and seduced willing people into many educational experiences. The Vatican exhibit and the country exhibits were among the most popular. The many educational sites were right up there in popularity with the rides and were an intrinsic part of the total attraction. The World Fair is a unifying concept.


  • A virtual World's Fair with numerous online experiences, entertainment and exhibits would be a draw to large numbers of people throughout the world. The fun, games and excitement would be the draw and the education, commitment and raised consciousness would be the outcome. The online virtual medium has some properties that are better than a physical fair. The reach is global. Language translations would be another dimension of inclusions.


  • The purpose of this theme is to draw wide interest and support. When the level of support reaches into millions of people, governments, corporations and institutions will commit growing amounts of resources, political support and attention to millennium projects and aims.

  • Counting all the current on line environments, the number of participants must be approaching a hundreds of millions. At this time they are all social and games. How do we get that level of participation for millennial projects? If there was a TV magazine show that highlighted current projects, for example, the UN Millennium Project and they referred to the website that gave details; how many people would click on it and spend time? This is not the same issue as approval. Many millions of people would approve but that type of website does not draw numbers and prompt active involvement. It would be quickly forgotten and it would not enlist a growing web of interest, support and increasing resource commitment.


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