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 most pressing of those demands is for war , for which the politicians
suddenly accredit weaponry acquisitions and military tasks costing many times
their previously asserted concepts of what we can afford . Thus under lethal
... if approximately our present numbers as yet remain aboard , that humanity
then will have recognized and organized itself to realize effectively the fact that
humanity can afford to do anything it needs and wishes to do and that it cannot
109 sumption that we cannot afford to take care of all the helpless ones .
Counselled by our bankers , our politicians say we can ' t afford the warring and
the great society , too . And because of the mythical concept that the wealth which
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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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