He viewed nuclear power advocates as being interested in maintaining a centralised, scarcity based model for energy generation compared to the model of abundant, distributed energy generation using renewable sources that he viewed as an integral part of his 'design revolution". Technology has placed in our hands almost unlimited power at the very moment when we have run up against the limits of our resources aboard Spaceship Earth, as the crises of the late twentieth century—political, economic, environmental, and ethical—determine whether or not humanity survives. The author of this book is a genius but finds it difficult to express ideas in a simple manner. Fuller was renowned for his comprehensive perspective on the world's problems.
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In a nutshell, Fuller devised detailed plans for making the planet work for all humanity. The Geoscope is a large-scale, animated globe of the Earth intended to help people visualise the spatial and temporal patterns of human activity, either in real time or replayed at different speeds.
The big oil companies knew long ago that humanity would ultimately run out of an adequate supply of petroleum and other buckmimster fuels, rcitical coal may last a thousand years.
Aug 08, Alan Hoffman added it. Employing the new mile transmission reach, this network made it technically feasible to span the Bering Straits to integrate the Alaskan U. We now have supreme admirals, all trying to command the same ship to go in different directions, with the critifal that the ship is going around in circles-getting nowhere.
This actualization of individual potential should be buckkminster education facilitates for everyone; this should be what a human life is all about, and in this sense, Fuller's life is a model human life. He corrobarates the theory that our ancient Indian civilization consisting of traders who traveled in ships to other shores for business had indeed actually prior knowledge of mathematics, specifically trignometry as well as astrology to fluler stars and therby get their directions to reach their destinations.
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This is a monumental book. Instead of trying to summarize the approximately 3-bajillion things Fuller talks about, it's better if I just describe his unique perspective. Fuller has always made himself easy to dismiss by wandering off the deep end of optimism, but a reading of Critical Path shows that the author, like Karl Marx, arrived at his vision of the ideal only after a serious attempt to understand the evolution of human affairs.
It is titled "Speculative Prehistory of Humanity", and indeed there is an abundance of speculation included. Bucky even claims that porpoises buckimnster whales evolved from Polynesians fulker large lungs.
References to this book Talented Children and Adults: Jan 28, aneurysm rated it liked it Shelves: The masterwork of a brilliant career, and an important document of the crisis now facing mankind.
We are being taught by all the foregoing to assume as closely as possible the viewpoint, the patience, and the competence of God.
Just get into it. Buckminster Fuller was one of the greatest inventor,architect, designer and Philosopher United States of America ever had.
The man is brilliant, he is critifal my mind. I am only a quarter of the way through but love it. Next the world's great ideologies criitical how to become supranational. The effective decisions buckmonster only be made by the independently thinking and adequately informed crittical individuals and their telepathically inter-communicated wisdom--the wisdom of the majority of all such human individuals--qualifying for continuance in Universe as local cosmic problem-solvers--in love with the truth and in individually spontaneous self-commitment to absolute faith in the wisdom, integrity and love of God, who seems to wish Earthian humans to survive.
Fuller's diary, the " Chronofile ", is intended to show how much a single human being with little money can do to influence world affairs p. After 20 years, I finally managed to finish this book.
This relationship is the basis of the theory that part of the solution to the problem of expanding populations exceeding the planet's carrying capacity is to make people richer - thereby lowering birthrates to the point where the global population will stabilise. Sep 15, Kelly rated it really liked it. Can not wait to read more of the 'buckminster' series!
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From this base, humanity developed boat-building in Southeast Asia and colonised the rest of the planet p. Contributors Big Gav View my complete profile.
Fuller published more than 30 books, coining or popularizing terms such parh "Spaceship Earth", ephemeralization, and synergetic. He demonstrates that, contrary to popular opinion, we can all thrive. The second task is to provide movable dwellings for all - city-sized and family-sized domes p.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Bucky also describes the lives of leisure we will live in an automated world with few necessary "jobs".