Overview Effect

"The Overview Effect" refers to the experience of seeing firsthand the reality of the Earth in space, which is immediately understood to be a tiny fragile ball of life, hanging in the void, shielded & nourished by a paper-thin atmosphere. From space, the astronauts tell us, national boundaries vanish, the conflicts that divide us become less important & the need to create a planetary society with a united will to protect this "pale blue dot" becomes both obvious & imperative. Even more so, many of them tell us that from the Overview perspective, all of this seems imminently achievable, if only more people could have the experience of seeing our "home" from space. - The Overview Institute.