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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... it seems obvious why men , unaware that they would some day contrive to fly
and penetrate the ocean in submarines , thought of themselves exclusively as
pedestrians - as dry land specialists . Confined to the quarter of the Earth ' s
The men who were able to establish themselves on the oceans had also to be
extraordinarily effective with the sword upon both land and sea . They had also to
have great anticipatory vision , great ship designing capability , and original ...
Then , of course , they had to control various resource - supplying mines , forests ,
and lands with which and upon which ... You divide up the other man ' s ships in
battle or you best him when several of his ships are hauled out on the land for ...
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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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