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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Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth

Commons Human overpopulation Human activities with impact on the environment Human migration. Jacques Ellul – – New York: Fuller spins ideas in clusters, and clusters of his ideas generate still other clusters.

It has been noted that Mr. Vale di certo la pena di leggerlo. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Although it’s not a manual it points to the real manual: Oct 24, Kathleen rated it sapceship was ok.

Ol’ Bucky does, to his credit, grasp some essential truths about our environmental position. He makes so many important points and was trying to get the world to cooperate to save itself 40 years ago. Something I don’t want to be stifled by Children are enthusiastic planetarium audiences.

The written word, dictionary, and the book were the first information storing and retrieving systems. Though I do value and admire humanities ability to work with what we have and, as he states “constantly do more with less” I think it irrational to believe that we are not limited by our surroundings. 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, Buckminster Fuller Limited preview – I have to admit I didn’t understand anywhere near everything, but parsing his on-the-fly coinage of words and phrases would have taken too long.


Some strange attempts at metaphysics.

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Careful attention is given to dead-end sections of argument while points required to establish the author’s case are hand-waved with assertions and false analogies. What has saved us in the past, he said, is our built-in by evolution trial and error spacdship in conjunction with a bank account of energy resources. Buckminster Fuller is a sort of monster despite all his fine aspirations for humanity. Science Logic and Mathematics.

He has also done us a service in suggesting that we are going to be more socially productive and creative if we are given more freedom to think at leisure. Also I don’t understand the whole ‘not-poetic’ thing that most people are saying.

Fuller may have been a good scientist, creative engineer and a designer, but a manifesto-writer and coherent futurist he is not. Quotes from Operating Manual The highest priority need of world society is a realistic accounting system, instead of one where a top toolmaker in India gets paid in a month what he would make in a day fullet Detroit.


To ask other readers questions about Operating Manual for Spaceship Earthplease sign up. A sort of instinctive scientific progressivism that over-estimates what computers can do to model our universe and underestimates the logic of an AI displacing us as soon as it can model it better than us.

The Buckmister Fullerenes are unlikely to be much better if they actually get their hands spaceshiip any directive power.

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Retrieved from ” https: Anne Chapman – – Ethics, Place and Environment 7 If persons were just units of existence with blank slates for minds, he might conceivably have a point. He was an awesome entrepreneur and technician but I think he was stifled by his communication and politicking abilities.

The book starts out telling a fascinating tale of the history of accessible knowledge and tor.

Not bad ideas, but not much more than I could have gleaned from simply reading the book’s title.