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wraparound adj. providing continuous, comprehensive, or back-up support or coverage of all obligations or aspects of a situation. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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  • “wraparound” was used in its most holistic sense in Chapter 9, pages 151-174, of Macro-engineering: A Challenge for the Future, Edited by V. Badescu, R.B. Cathcart and R.D. Schuiling (Springer, 2006).  There its use involved a membrane encapsulation of the Earth—the entire planet enclosed by a balloon still inhabited by humans.  The setting for this macroproject was the far-term future, post-2100 AD probably.

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