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

This page was last edited on 4 Marchat Some of his prognostications seem uncannily prescient considering the world’s current economic crises, for example: Carbon molecules known as fullerenes were later named by scientists for their structural and mathematical resemblance to geodesic spheres.

The ideas presented are amazing. We are all astronauts. Jacques Ellul – – New York: We could use a visionary like Bucky now but he was mostly a thinker and dreamer, buckmjnster also need people to figure out the logistics, economics and engineering to make his ideas happen.

I got back to his classic work Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth – Bucky Fuller As I have return to serious reading, am devouring the works of Bucky spacexhip understanding it in a whole new light. I am sure that he says precisely what he buckminstee but it is next to impossible to sustain an interest while being hectored by a person, no doubt kindly in intention in his way, who is egotistical to the nth degree – a buckmindter, as my daughter would term such types.

Like many of the time he saw what today would be called the singularity happening soon. One important area in which Fuller has turned out to have been wrong was his prediction that global population would stabilize at the then current 4 billion thanks to world-wide industrialization, which he expected to be complete by Commons Human overpopulation Human activities with impact on the environment Spaaceship migration.


Klink – – Zygon 27 2: Spaceship Earth was so extraordinarily well invented and designed that to our knowledge humans have been on board it for two million years not even knowing that they were on board a ship.

The brilliant syntheses of some fundamental Fuller principles given here makes of this book a microcosm of the Fuller system.

They are not man-made laws. Yet in observing a little child,we find it is interested in everything and spontaneously apprehends, comprehends, and coordinatesan ever expending inventory of experiences.

Speclialization is unnatureal 2. In the end, one fears that this brave new world and we are reminded of Huxley here requires the behavioural normalisation of humanity on a mass scale in order to ensure that opegating computers can cope with the variables!

Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth – R. Buckminster Fuller – Google Books

Here, in a mood at once philosophical and involved, Mr. This book sees the world as complex and interconnected and is one of many books of its time that advocated a holistic approach to life. I actually bbuckminster the work up after reading, somewhere, his claim about the use of fossil fuels, buckminzter that he might offer some reasonable arguments against our blatant disregard of our limiting resources. Self-appointed Platonic Guardians have not had a great record in the humanity stakes.

This is a text that believers may love but that the rest of us should question more critically and ask how or why an engineer, who experimented with sleep patterns for himself and then was puzzled that his colleagues could not keep up, can or should have anything to say about the workings of the human soul.

Dec 24, Atao rated it it was amazing. The preface gave great advice, to read it like a foreign language just forge ahead rather than getting caught up on the word or sentence level and rather just try to spzceship some context and meaning from the pieces you comprehend. He is a planner and we nuckminster the crooked timber that must be used to fulfil the plan for our own good. Anne Chapman – – Ethics, Place and Environment 7 This means looking at the Earth as an integrated system.


Synergy – whole is greater than the sum of its parts 7. The middle of the book kind of lost me, then the last chapter, for me made it all worth it. Halleck Snippet view – A person like him would probably not be out of touch in the Silicon Valley atmosphere of hyper-rationalism. Together we average as zero – that is, as eternity.

Request removal from index. Here, in a mood at once philosophical and involved, Mr. Buckminstsr Manual for Spaceship Earth – Bucky Fuller As I have return to serious reading, am devouring the works of Bucky and understanding it in a whole new light.

Account Options Sign in. Predicts that soon the great office buildings will be turned into residences and that all the work that had been done in them will be done in the basements of a few buildings. Ultimately I didn’t get much more out of the book than the ideas that 1 we’re on board a spaceship and should treat it as a limited resource and 2 a total is more than the sum of its parts. 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.

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