“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when creating them.” - Albert Einstein
At Guardians of Earth, we believe humanity is the global “keystone” species - which means fulfilling our role as custodians (or Guardians) of nature is critical not just for our own survival, but for the ecosystem in which we live. If we (re)embrace this role, nature will thrive.
The solution to the biodiversity crisis, therefore, requires an urgent realignment of human motivation and behaviour with the natural world. A combination of mainstream technologies (such as online gaming) and market economics is the ONLY way to transform enough people’s behaviour, quickly enough, to reverse the biodiversity crisis before it’s too late.
Guardians of Earth is a platform that combines the power of personal technology, gamification, and community engagement to foster a deeper connection between people and the natural world. It consists of three core elements:
- The Games: Immersive real-world adventures where players, known as Explorers, embark on an adventure to discover the magic of life and document biodiversity. By playing, they contribute valuable data to biodiversity research and conservation efforts. Our latest game is Spirits of the Realms, building from the ground-breaking QuestaGame.
- Nature Realms: These are digital representations of real-world locations, each with its unique biodiversity. Explorers can visit these realms, learn about the local flora and fauna, and contribute to the understanding and preservation of these ecosystems.
- The Oracle of Life: A knowledge-sharing platform where players can learn from and interact with a community of experts, known as Elders. The Oracle rewards the sharing of nature knowledge, validating biodiversity data, and inspiring novice players.
Guardians of Earth empowers individuals to become active participants in the restoration and understanding of our natural world, fostering a global community of nature guardians. It's about more than just playing a game; it's about awakening the wild within each of us and becoming custodians of the Earth.
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