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Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth Paperback – June 1, 1969
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R. Buckminster Fuller has been a Research Professor at Southern Illinois University since 1959. In 1968 the Board of Trustees appointed him University Professor, the second faculty member so honored in the University’s history.
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Fuller wants us to all think clearly, make good choices, be conscious and get the big picture. This book moves fast but delivers a punch. Even if you've read it before, read it again.
Bucky starts out by giving us his version of the great man theory of human development. Then he moves into our present world. Showing us how it developed and the great opportunities we have before us at this very moment and the very real power we have developed to wipe out all life. Bucky, however, is optimistic of our future. He says that we have the power to transform the world right now. With a bit of engineering and the right frame of mind we can re-design our world as if were were living on a spaceship. Where we have to look after everything, from cleaning our water and our air. Look after the sea and life forms that accompany us. Even looking after each other. In this book Bucky lays presents us with a plan that will solve a lot of the world current big problems.
If ideas had weight then this thin book would be impossible to lift up