Jean-Pierre Goux: seeing the world like astronauts

- through Fabrice Groult

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A former mathematical researcher engaged in ecology, Jean-Pierre Goux is convinced that real utopias must take precedence over dystopias. To contribute to the emergence of a new story, he has worked for more than twenty years to bring to as many people as possible the experience of deep love for our blue planet experienced by the astronauts behind the porthole. from their space station.

If an idea does not seem crazy at first, it has no hope of being translated into reality, argued Einstein. Passionate about science and ecology, Jean Pierre Goux, born in Nice in 1973, has always believed in the power of the wildest dreams and the need to bring them to life to change paths. This engineer and former researcher in applied mathematics, now CEO of Powernext, a company managing the energy markets in Europe and the certification of green electricity in France, is convinced that we must put an end to fear and guilt that have long permeated the ecological imagination to replace them with an ecology of beauty, dreams and creativity. That we can change the face of the Earth if we free the imagination and manage to create an exciting story. This is what he has been doing for more than twenty years, using his free time and part of his nights to explore possible solutions. His obsession? The Overview Effect. He firmly believes that this "global vision effect", experienced by hundreds of astronauts who have seen our planet through the windows of their space station, can constitute a lever to change the world and lead humanity towards the next stage of its development. Since they were able to admire our small blue planet, beautiful and fragile, from space, they have developed a deep and immeasurable love for it. “So why not bring this experience to as many Earthlings as possible? he thinks.

Jean-Pierre Goux firmly believes that the Overview Effect, this "global vision effect" experienced by hundreds of astronauts who have seen our planet through the windows of their space station, can be a lever to change the world. and lead humanity to the next stage of its evolution.

It is this global vision that inspired him to write his two novels in the saga blue century. It was this great dream that subsequently led him to reconstruct the missing video of the Earth, seen from the sky, illuminated and rotating in real time. The videos of Blueturn, the blue turning of humanity, presented for the first time in June 2016, before being broadcast in major Parisian theaters (Le Grand Rex, Bobino, La Gaîté Lyrique), then put online , have since been viewed by more than 100 people.

Desirable futures

His new project, a ten-power Blueturn, for which he is looking for sponsors, should see the light of day in the spring of 2020. Called Planet Heart, it aims to reconnect human beings to the Earth through the heart. By arousing in them deep emotions thanks to an Overview Effect multiplied, scripted, staged and in music, so that millions of us develop a planetary consciousness and a feeling of interdependence. Today, everything is changing. Last spring, he was appointed president of the Desirable Futures Institute, a foresight training institute created to raise awareness and educate individuals about desirable positive scenarios and give individuals the tools to bring them to light. A film project and another in a series both relating to the Overview Effect are under consideration. A publisher asks him for a third volume in his series blue century… “Anything you can do or dream of doing, do it. Audacity has genius, power and magic. Start now,” said Goethe to anyone who would listen.

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Fabrice Groult

Fabrice Groult is an adventurer, photographer and Buddhist who has traveled the world since a young age. After studying Buddhism in India, he embarked on an eighteen-month journey through Asia that took him to the Himalayas, where he discovered his passion for photography. Since then, he has traveled the world capturing images of Buddhist beauty and wisdom. He was a guide for ten years, and is now a journalist with Buddhist News.

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