Simplistic understanding of human creativity Collapsed concept of creativity
Many people today are estranged, internally and externally, from a world of ever-increasing change and horrifying complexity. They have no central sense of history or personal destiny. The 19th Century western universe was rational, static and controlled by a benevolent power. A new era came to birth with the 20th Century, in which was found no simple rational pattern. There has been an exponential increase in technological change; and people experience a deep dread at seeing no end to the increasing rate of such change. At the same time there has been a collapse of images of the eternal, leaving no way of relating to final reality.
The Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential is a unique, experimental research work of the Union of International Associations. It is currently published as a searchable online platform with profiles of world problems, action strategies, and human values that are interlinked in novel and innovative ways. These connections are based on a range of relationships such as broader and narrower scope, aggravation, relatedness and more. By concentrating on these links and relationships, the Encyclopedia is uniquely positioned to bring focus to the complex and expansive sphere of global issues and their interconnected nature.
The initial content for the Encyclopedia was seeded from UIA’s Yearbook of International Organizations. UIA’s decades of collected data on the enormous variety of association life provided a broad initial perspective on the myriad problems of humanity. Recognizing that international associations are generally confronting world problems and developing action strategies based on particular values, the initial content was based on the descriptions, aims, titles and profiles of international associations.
Non-profit, apolitical, independent, and non-governmental in nature, the UIA has been a pioneer in the research, monitoring and provision of information on international organizations, international associations and their global challenges since 1907.