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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

Leonardo da Vinci is the outstanding example of the comprehensively anticipatory design scientist. Wealth is anti-entropy at a most exquisite degree of concentration.

The spaceship has a finite amount of resources and cannot be resupplied. Alfonso Montuori – – World Futures 69 Three chapters didn’t make any sense to me at all and reeked of pseudo-science. A friend loaned it to me one night at the Cogswell Dance Studio in Park Ridge which, for a while, served as an informal youth center for the disaffected youth of our community.

As the size of the people in the Great Pirates’ employment grow, training becomes a necessity, and the beginnings of schools and colleges ensue. A high eclecticist with a neo-logizing tendency.

But something even held him up and it bothers me.

He makes so many important points and 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.


Throughout the book I’m feeling yes I agree! Science Logic and Mathematics.

To ask other readers questions about Operating Manual for Spaceship Earthplease sign up. He was an awesome entrepreneur and technician but I think he was stifled by his communication and politicking abilities.

They also had a grand strategy of anticipatory divide and conquer. Buckminster Fuller is still well worth reading, if only to ponder his definitions of democracy and wealth: The idea of the earth is as a mechanical vehicle that requires fulleer, and that if you do not keep it in good order it will cease to function. Their naivete alone disproves this book, but their failure drives it home.

Here, in a mood at once philosophical and involved, Mr. My main contention with the work is his seemingly naive acceptance of the fallacy that our intellect will be forever able to overcome our surroundings.

But even that is sum totally not enough to see and feel Earth to be a sphere unless, unbeknownst to me, one of you happens to be buckmintser Cape Kennedy capsuler. To me, I find this prose beautiful: Any success in such lopsidedness will be increasingly short-lived.

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.


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. In the Board of Trustees appointed him University Professor, the second faculty member so honored in the University’s history. Speclialization is unnatureal 2. Some Alex Jones stuff about banks.

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

Together we average as zero – that is, as eternity. 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.

The brilliant syntheses of some fundamental Fuller principles given here makes of this book a microcosm of the Fuller system. No trivia or quizzes yet.

R. Buckminster Fuller, Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth – PhilPapers

Wealth is expanded by the development of tools which go beyond what was integral to man. Some strange attempts at metaphysics. Social and Political Philosophy categorize this paper. Ol’ Bucky does, to his credit, grasp some essential truths about our environmental position. Technology as World Building.