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Dr. Takeshi Utsumi's Overall Activities (mostly draft materials)
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The GLObal Systems Analysis and Simulation Association in the U.S.A. (GLOSAS/USA) is a publicly supported, non-profit, educational service organization and is a consortium of organizations dedicated to the use of evolving telecommunications and information technologies to further advance world peace through global communications. GLOSAS fosters science and technology based economic development to improve the quality of life, stressing two important principles - sharing and collaboration.
GLOSAS/USA played a major pioneering role in extending U.S. data communication networks to other countries and deregulating Japanese telecommunication policies for the use of e-mail (thanks to help from the Late Commerce Secretary Malcolm Baldridge). This triggered the de-monopolization and privatization of Japanese telecommunications industries. This movement has later been emulated in many other countries, as having more than 1.3 billion email users around the world nowadays. This effort was to establish later a Globally Collaborative Environmental Peace Gaming with globally distributed computer simulation system through global neural computer network (a term coined by Dr. Utsumi in 1981 and used by then Vice President Al Gore in a speech). His effort helped in extending American and other countries' university courses to under-served developing countries and the conduct of innovative distance teaching trials with "Global Lecture Hall (GLH)" (TM) videoconferences using hybrid delivery technologies as spanning globe. By those efforts, Dr. Utsumi received the prestigious Lord Perry Award for Excellence in Distance Education. Two year senior of the same award is Arthur C. Clarke, the inventor of telecommunication satellite.
GLOSAS/USA is now creating Global University System (GUS). GUS aims to build a higher level of humanity with mutual understanding across national and cultural boundaries for global peace. The GUS is a worldwide initiative to create advanced telecom infrastructure for accessing educational resources around the world. The aim is to achieve "education and healthcare for all," anywhere, anytime and at any pace.
The mission of GUS is to help higher educational and healthcare institutions in remote/rural areas of developing countries to deploy broadband Internet in order to close the digital divide. Learners may take courses from different member universities, obtaining their degree from the GUS, thus freeing them from being confined to one academic culture of a single university or country. These institutions also act as the knowledge center of their community for the eradication of poverty and isolation. Those institutions affiliated with GUS become members of the GUS/UNESCO/UNITWIN Networking Chair Program located at the University of Tampere in Finland. We envision to interlink those members through broadband Private Virtual Network to conduct megavideoconferences as well as related research project, “Globally Collaborative Environmental Peace Gaming (GCEPG).”
The GCEPG is a computerized gaming/simulation with a globally distributed computer simulation system to help decision makers construct a globally distributed decision-support system for positive sum/win-win alternatives to conflict and war. The idea involves interconnecting experts in many countries via the global Internet to collaborate in the discovering of new solutions for world crises, such as the deteriorating ecology of our globe, and to explore new alternatives for a world order capable of addressing the problems and opportunities of an interdependent globe.
Takeshi Utsumi, Ph.D., P.E.
Laureate of Lord Perry Award for Excellence in Distance Education
Founder and Vice President for Technology and Coordination
Global University System (GUS)
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