Think global, act local
Every node in the Ontology has the potential to be a self governing system working in alignment with the Whole equivalent to a cell in an organism. More general and commonly used concepts (which are all instances that have resource allocated to them) have more overall resource available that they can support.
This allows the needs of the Whole to be naturally catered for and allows the more general principles and aspects to be more dominant by determining more strongly the overall constraints that other systems must operate within. Simply put: the needs of the environment outweigh the needs of any organisation or group such as a nation, and the system architecture should reflect that.
Alignment to Think global, act local means maintaining a balanced perception of, and allocation of, resource amongst aspects of the environment and the self (organisation or trust group) resulting in the above allocation of resource to the general becoming the case. It also means a group must strive to be neutral in its affects on all dimensions of its environment. Doing trade-off's between dimensions is not an option; doing good organisation in one domain doesn't excuse doing damage in another. If it did, then the system would be supporting the concept of abuse being acceptable for large effective charity organisations.
- Wikipedia:Think Globally, Act Locally
- Hexagram 60 of the I Ching refers to this aspect of the project.
- GPI & GDP
- Joseph Stiglitz - Problems with GDP as an Economic Barometer