Create a new map or globe of the world that shows multinational
corporate borders, vectors and free trade zones instead of national
boundaries. Map must make it into a grade-school geography textbook,
or globes must be sent to several elementary schools nation-wide;
either event must be reported upon extensively in the mainstream
The MAPS project at
An intriging project to be sure. Just defining what it means for a
corporation to have a “border” will be difficult, much less the other
parts of the project. The free trade zones is a bit easier and will
probably follow traditional national borders.
But if one is created, I wouldn't mind having a copy. I have R. Buckminster
Map, and an upside-down map (where Antartica is on top,
North America on the bottom).
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