While doing some research for a talk on health I am recording, I came again upon the Dymaxion world map of Buckminster Fuller. His work is very inspiring - I wanted to give you some links that I found -
Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983) challenged us with a bold vision:
"To make the world work for 100% of humanity in the shortest possible time through spontaneous cooperation without ecological offense or the disadvantage of anyone."
His world map aimed to do away with the common distortions that we see on the usual flat maps of the world - Furthermore, this view shows the earth as being essentially one island in one ocean.
A map of the Earth which presents geographic information in a single, comprehensive picture without breaks in any of the continental contours, or any visible distortion of the relative shapes or sizes of the land masses."
See his thoughts on global energy grids...