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If that’s the case, we might as well all be communist.

Undoubtably, I agree with him in the sense that nations and politics are invented games that only hinder our true potential at this point in our development as a species. Says something about us, right? A challenging book that was recommended to me by an acquaintance.

It seemed as though all that was written could literally have been summarized in a single chapter or sentence. As an ancestor of Bucky, I continue to engineer, design, and build regenerative production systems for the benefit of humanity. Tough book, dont quit on it! So, I downloaded festival http: However, by insisting on his idiosyncratic vocabulary world-around instead giiants worldwide, e.

The only news is a sense of urgency: Want to Read saving…. So much for being ahead of your time, eh, Buckster? He identifies the present state as massively and inefficiently controlled by “giants”: Notify me of new posts via email.

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The a priori history, partly deduced from daffy etymologies “”real””–as in real wealth and real estate–is from the Spanish word for royal, so “”real is what the socioeconomic power structure says it is””seems less mythopoeic than just plain silly; and buckminwter quaintly Thirtyish side of Fuller’s thinking echoing Social Credit and General Semantics is much in trunch.


It is a vision firmly rooted in his mindset as an engineer: Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger.

Though Grunch’s machinations have brought us to the brink of economic collapse and atomic war, there is hope: His writing style also reflects this individuality. Fuller calls them are now endowed with the same legal rights and protection that humans used to have.

However, within it’s scope, Buckminster Fuller shoots himself in the foot with his hate of corporations and money. Bkckminster two minutes to save the world and get rich.

He invented a lot of words, including “livingry” to mean the opposite of culler, and he made it clear that if what we spent on weaponty were diverted to livingry then not only would no one starve, but every person on Spaceship Earth could live at a higher standard of living than ever conceived buckminsteg by the rich.

Paperbackpages. My passion is to bring Fulper Fuller’s ideas and visions back into the world: Be the first to discover new talent! I will need to read it again for futher understanding. Author, activist, mother of three. A combination of the two. And, to recommend this book as the product of a “visionary” is rather laughable. Try Critical Path instead. Jan 14, Kenhomer rated it it was amazing Shelves: I hear great stories all the time.

Bucky comes off as a techno-utopian hippy who believe that corporations were evil and the individual, empowered by technology, could save us.

Otherwise, redundant even by Fuller’s repetitive standards. Sep 14, Kimberly rated it did vrunch like it Shelves: Carbon molecules known as fullerenes were la Richard Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller gunch an American architect, systems theorist, author, designer, and inventor.


Now, allow me to give my review, Ahem: A representative quote “You [Fuller] go around explaining in simple terms that which people have not been comprehending, when the first law of success is, ‘Never make things simple when you can make them complicated.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Sep 15, Kelly rated it liked it. Thank you for your comments. This installment is billed as an “”intimately related sequel”” to Critical PathFuller’s summa on human evolution and destiny; but it seems more like an incoherent addendum to the chapter “”Legally Piggily,”” a fabulistic history of the rise of capitalism.

However, several things in it did give me a lot of food for thought and it led me to do a lot more reading elsewhere. In this book, Buckminster Fuller seeks to outline the present geo-political igants of the world, through a brief historical analysis of modes of production and civil organization.

Much of this is tied up with personal details of how Fuller’s inventions presumably containing the key to global post-scarcity were left by giabts wayside despite arousing much interest from the public and investors at buckminnster time.