Imagine that it is possible to experience eternity, infinity or being one with world around you.
Some people report feeling love and connectedness, that all is one in a unity or bond with what is felt greater than the personal self; feeling the pure awareness or the fusion to a larger whole or infinity. Gaining some perspective at this scale might hold the key for leading a life that feels right and good, locally and globally.
In an era of waste, poverty and starvation; climate change; depletion of mineral and organic resources; ecological devastation and global inequity and uncertainty, how can the reported feel of oneness help us generate global consciousness, i.e. global social awareness of being part of a planetary community?
In this project we work with the feeling of oneness to improve global social awareness. We do so by characterising and identifying the triggers of oneness experience, test them experimentally and build simulation models of the relation between oneness and global consciousness.
The expected outcome is to determine new opportunities and means for action, i.e. policy making and design relating to sustainability awareness, mental health and social living spaces.