The helm is where a ship is steered from. The
helm for Spaceship Earth is where global and local problems are
solved and strategic design and planning are done. As such, it is
where we can take corrective action to steer our world away from
danger and towards the destinations we choose. Problems deal with
the difficulties of the present state, strategic design and planning
deal with where we want to be going.
One way of viewing the EarthGame online "game" is that
the Helm is where the game takes place. The helm is where problems
are encountered and assessed, options examined, new solutions developed,
destinations determined and actions taken that avert disasters,
reach goals, and meet needs.