Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth has ratings and reviews. Hadrian said: What, forty-four years on, is the future of Spaceship Earth? Ol’ Bu. OPERATING MANUAL FOR SPACESHIP EARTH by Buckminster Fuller. 1. COMPREHENSIVE PROPENSITIES. I am enthusiastic over humanity’s extraordinary. Buckminster Fuller (–) was an architect, engineer, geometrician, and one of Fuller’s most popular works, Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth is a.
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Southern Illinois University Press- Philosophy – pages. The main thesis of the book is that humanity has been too shortsighted and siloed in its thinking and, as a result, we have lost the ability to see the whole system, the big picture.
Fuller was clearly forward-thinking, and much of what he suggests remains operatihg and will likely play out in some degree over the 21st century. He is so, in part, fulldr he sees us all not truly as intrinsically flawed individuals which we are and which makes us who we are at our best but as units of existence who can be made nobler by planners. Up until recently, this fact has been obscured not only by our ignorance, but by the powers that be, who selfishly benefitted from our dependence and subservience on opfrating artificially constructed walls of separation – nations, social classes, earyh, specialization, etc.
The main thesis of the book is that humanity has been too shortsighted and siloed in its thinking and, as a result, we have lost the ability to s One of Cambridge Sustainability’s Top 50 Books for Sustainability, as voted for by our alumni network of over 3, senior leaders from around the world. Why, from pretty well every ‘great’ Western ideologue and thinker whose ego has extended itself to encompass the known human universe.
He was a cool big picture thinker who saw the opportunity to rid the world of many problems but because of lack of backing could not get it done. States that to take advantage of potential wealth we must give life fellowships to each person who is or becomes unemployed, and states that for everyfellowships given out one person will operatiing up with something so valuable that fller will pay for the remaining 99, fellowships.
Don Ihde – – Fordham University Press. Some of it was good, but other parts of it were just too far beyond my understanding, particularly the bit on Synergy. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Fuller’s incredibly inventive and eccentric diction makes comprehension of his message challenging.
Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth
Dec 24, Chin Jian Xiong rated it liked it. There are many prose poets whose ideas can be distilled down to mere mystical garbage when the beauty of the formulation has passed from one ear and out of the other.
If it dies, we die – fulker of story.
I didn’t seek this one Dated, dense philosophical clusterfudge of a book that largely looks at the stability of Earth’s population in light of finite resources, climate change, global conflict, etc. Wealth is expanded by the development of tools which go beyond what was integral to man. Something I don’t want to be stifle He was a cool big picture thinker who saw the opportunity to rid the world of many problems but because of lack of backing could not get it done.
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R. Buckminster Fuller, Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth – PhilPapers
Vale di certo la pena di leggerlo. Carbon molecules known as fullerenes were la Richard Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller was an American architect, systems theorist, author, designer, and inventor.
As a designer and lifelong curious person, this book has been on my must read list ever since learning about the geodesic domes and fullers visions of the future. Fu A while opeerating, I read the Communist Manifesto. He was prepping himself up for a cosmopolitanized lifestyle.
Far from being ready to consider deep globalist environmentalism as opposed to human-centred localist environmentalism as a reasonable possibility for humanity, Buckminster Fuller has converted me into its sworn enemy.
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If we all try to think in the comprehensive manner suggested very little would actually be accomplished, instead our time would be spent trying to learn as much as we possibly could about everything.
Additionally, he viewed computers as the answer to all of the world’s problems insomething that would grow organically and save the world, bringing economic equality to all, and saw city planners and the like as slightly less specialized thinkers simply because he thought that they had access to data that gave them the big picture of the world.
Apr 02, Mahipal Lunia rated it it was amazing.
Refresh and try again. The book starts out telling a fascinating tale of the history of accessible knowledge and education. Still, great thoughts are only made easier, no more, by great language skills. This page was last edited on 4 Marchat Lists with This Book. Fuller is a fascinating individual with interesting operatng inspiring ideas. I really wanted to like this book. Greenberger – – Foundations of Physics 13 9: I do believe in his statement that given K people the freedom to purely think the ground breaking result of just one would provide for the other 99, Daniel Lee Kleinman – – Blackwell.
Old political activists will know that the heart sinks when an engineer or scientist tries to apply engineering or scientific principles to knotty political problems Far from inspiring, the man just cannot write imaginative prose and yet his subject cries out for imagination. The book was written in 69 but is still so valid today.
This is a brief overview of nearly everything, from an important systems expert futurist. Carbon molecules known bhckminster fullerenes were later named by scientists for their structural and mathematical resemblance to geodesic spheres.
He cites the laws of conservation of energy and matter as some how helping buckminstef case that man’s intellect will be able to overcome the problems of limited resources.