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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I think that we are clinging to a great many piano tops in accepting yesterday ' s
fortuitous contrivings as constituting the only means for solving a given problem .
Our brains deal exclusively with special - case experiences . Only our minds are
The Great Pirate would say to the king , “ All right , you summon them and deal
with them as follows : As each young man is brought forward you say to him ,
Young man , you are very bright . I ' m going to assign you to a great history tutor
We begin by eschewing the role of specialists who deal only in parts . Becoming
deliberately expansive instead of contractive , we ask , “ How do we think in terms
of wholes ? " If it is true that the bigger the thinking becomes the more lastingly ...
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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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