Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth
Simon and Schuster, 1969 - 143 Seiten
Writing in 1969 at the height of confusion about social goals and relevance of traditional values, Fuller provides arguments for a rationally designed, holistically tuned to the natural environment, and peaceful, prosperous human future. This is one of the most readable and basic expressions of Fuller's influential and contagious optimism about our ability to redirect values and fulfill human potential.
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... the invention of the Spaceship Earth and its biological life - sustaining is that
the vegetation on the land and the algae in the sea , employing photosynthesis ,
are designed to impound the life - regenerating energy for us to adequate
Being eventually exhaustible and spoilable , they have been adequate only up to
this critical moment . This cushion - for - error of humanity ' s survival and growth
up to now was apparently provided just as a bird inside of the egg is provided ...
Only under the stresses of total social emergencies as thus far demonstrated by
man do the effectively adequate alternative technical strategies synergetically
emerge . Here we witness mind over matter and humanity ' s escape from the ...
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The name R. Buckminster Fuller brings up images of geodesic domes for most people. I found a paperback 1973 printing of the 1969 book with a properly psychedelic deconstructed sphere/face on the cover ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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This is a classic, published in 1969, first read by me back in 1970 or 1971, when we thought we would soon experience either the Dawning of the Age of Aquarius or, alternately, the Eve of Destruction ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
origins of specialization
comprehensively commanded automation
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