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Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth 1st Edition
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Sorry OMSE is getting difficult to find. Now that Bucky's "phantom Captain" has moved on, his words are what we have to instruct us -- these, and the wonderful contributions of Bucky's students to the "world game."
First, the "core quote" that I can never seem to find when I need it:
OUR MISSION IS "To make the world work for 100% of humanity in the shortest possible time through spontaneous cooperation without ecological offense or the disadvantage of anyone." Inside front cover.
The introduction is a treat--I note "impressive" and appreciate the many insights that could only come from a grandchild of and lifelong apprentice to Buckminster Fuller.
Highlights for me:
Founder of Design Science, a company by that name is now led by Medard Gabel who served as his #2 for so long. I just attended one of their summer laboratories and was blown away by the creativity and insights. It is a life-changing experience for those with a passion for Earth.
He imagined an inventory of global data. I am just now coming into contact with all of this great man's ideas, but my third book, Information Operations: All Information, All Languages, All the Time, also online at the Strategic Studies Institute in very short monograph form, is totally in harmony with this man's vision for a global inventory of global data.Read more ›
This book is a good introduction to his transcendent way of thinking. It describes for the first time, the concept that our little planet has finite resources, and since it was written, we have seen that he sensed very well the direction that society was taking.
Though his thoughts may seem outdated now in certain ways, this book, and his other works, continue to provide inspired reading within the framework of the quest to understand human life on this planet, and related philosophical ideas.
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Fairly cohesive worldview. His arguments are consistent as he begins the book and throughout. It's a slim volume so you won't be getting into Lichtenstein or Thus Spake... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Lorne K
Reading Bucky Fuller's "manual" is a real treat almost 50 years after it was published. His ideas about our relationship to nature and what we have done to the planet are... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Ronald
A must read. We need to change our ideology and this steers humanity in the right direction.Published 5 months ago by Andrea Cook
It has been 30 years since I read Buckminster Fuller. Too long. His systems engineering approach comes to conservation from another angle. Forget global warming as a motivator. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Jack Lanier
Mr. Fuller was a brilliant man and I wish his work was more widely known. This is a nice little pocket sized publication which sums up some of his work nicely. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Eric