DM: The Overview Effect

The Overview Effect is a cognitive shift in awareness reported by some astronauts during spaceflight, often while viewing the Earth from outer space. It is the experience of seeing first-hand the reality of the Earth in space, which is immediately understood to be a tiny, fragile ball of life, “hanging in the void”, shielded and nourished by a paper-thin atmosphere. From space, national boundaries vanish, and the conflicts and perceived differences that divide people disappear and become unimportant.

You experience a sense of unity, a reminder that the small trivial problems in our lives don’t actually matter as much as we make ourselves think they do, and a reminder that we aren’t all that different from other people living on this planet. It is a state of mental clarity - a sense of understanding “the big picture” and feel connected to, and yet bigger, than the intricate processes of life here on Earth.

This field allows you to experience The Overview Effect for yourself, as if you were seeing Earth from space, for the first time - allowing you to see the big picture, experience a sense of unity and interconnectedness, and be reminded that our trivial “problems” here on Earth don’t actually matter at all in the grand scheme of things. It is a sense of awe, wonder, and amazement - and can lead to a profound change in your view of the world and our life here on planet Earth.

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