The deliberations of an obscure scientific working group

and the conventions of elevation are suddendly the focus of media and public attention. Prestigious prizes have been awarded to media with titles such as "New Thinking at The Welcome Habitat" and "Metaelevation". The moods around these discussions range from alarm and urgency, through wistful nostalgia or pragmatic management, to optimistic grasping of opportunity. The Welcome Habitat has become a scientific and cultural zeitgeist, a charismatic mega-category. It is used in different ways by different users. Some have proven that any activity is having a dominating presence on multiple aspects of the functioning of the universe.