(JINRUI HOKAN KEIKAKU) A plan to artificially evolve humanity which had reached its limit as a colony of flawed and separate entities, into a perfect single being. It was promoted under the direction of SEELE, with Special Agency NERV as the implementing organization. However, it seems that SEELE's objective differed from that of NERV -- that is to say of Gendou Ikari and Kouzou Fuyutsuki. The Evangelion was not actually built as a weapon, but instead with the aim of realizing this (Instrumentality) project. Specifically, this appears to have been a project to artificially initiate Third Impact, thus eliminating all of humanity who, after shedding their human forms, would then evolve to a new stage.

Source: The End of Evangelion : Glossary contained within The End of Evangelion - Theatrical Program.

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