Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Fuller , R. Buckminster (2008), Grunch of Giants, Design Science, Retrieved on 2011-06-01
Folksonomies: environmentalism innovation prescience

Memes

01 JUN 2011

 Emergence Through Emergencies

Very frequently I hear or read of my artifacts adjudged by critics as being "failures," because I did not get them into mass-production and "make money with them." Such money-making-as-criteria-of-success critics do not realize that money-making was never my goal. I learned very early and painfully that you have to decide at the outset whether you are trying to make money or to make sense, as they are mutually exclusive. I saw that nature has various categories of unique gestation lags betwee...
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Buckminster Fuller explains that many of his ideas haven't caught on, not because they aren't profitable, but because our lack of foresight hasn't yet created a sufficient emergency situation to prompt their adoption.

01 JUN 2011

 Spaceship Earth Has 150 Admirals

Spaceship Earth now has 150 admirals. The five admirals in the staterooms immediately above the ship's fuel tanks claim that they own the oil. The admirals with staterooms surrounding the ship's kitchen, dining rooms, and food refrigerators claim they own all the food. Those with a stateroom next to a lifeboat claim that they own the lifeboat, and so forth. They then have an onboard game called balance of trade. Very shortly the majority of admirals have a deficit balance. All the while the s...
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And they are all working selfishly and plotting against one another while no one is steering the ship.

01 JUN 2011

 Humanity is an experimental initiative of Universe

Humanity is an experimental initiative of Universe. The experiment is to discover whether the complex of cosmic laws can maintain the integrity of eternal regeneration while allowing the mind of the species homo sapiens on the little planet Earth to discover and use some of the mathematical laws governing the design of Universe, whereby those humans can by trial and error develop subjectively from initial ignorance into satisfactorily informed, successful local-Universe monitors of all physic...
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Can humans use their minds to discover and use the laws of the Universe to survive?

01 JUN 2011

 Capitalism Derides the Human Invention

When individuals shunt the comprehensive cosmic regeneration into exclusive advantaging of only their own survival and enjoyment and succeed in prolonged local short-circuiting of cosmic regenerativity, they disqualify the invention "human" as a reliable function of regenerative Universe. They are just as irresponsible in the cosmic system as the company employees who pocket the cash register contents for their own account. This is cosmically true of a childless multimillionaire maneuvering h...
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Wealthy people reducing the survivability of their fellow humans work under the false assumption that there are insufficient resources for everyone on Earth.

01 JUN 2011

 GRUNCH

There is no dictionary word for an army of invisible giants, one thousand miles tall, with their arms interlinked, girding the planet Earth. Since there exists just such an invisible, abstract, legal-contrivance army of giants, we have invented the word GRUNCH as the group designation--"a grunch of giants." GR-UN-C-H, which stands for annual GROSS UNIVERSE CASH HEIST, pays annual dividends of over one trillion U.S. dollars. GRUNCH is engaged in the only-by-instrumentsreached-and-operated, en...
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Acronym for the forces preventing human progress and sustainability for their own selfish gain.

05 JUN 2011

 A Unique Statement of the Law of Universal Gravitation

The relative interattractiveness invisibly operative between any two remote-from-one-another cosmic bodies, as compared to any other pair of cosmic bodies, equally distanced from one another, is proportional to the multiplicative product of the respective couple's masses, and the interattractiveness of any pair of celestial bodies varies inversely as the second power of the distance between them. Halve the intervening distance and the interattractiveness increases fourfold.
Folksonomies: gravity theory law
Folksonomies: gravity theory law
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That does not use the word "Gravity".

05 JUN 2011

 Humans Don't Have Roots

In the very largest way of looking at planet Earth's socioeconomic-evolution events, we must observe that humans are designed with legs and not roots. Yesterday, humanity developed temporary roots as it cultivated its life-support food root-grown on the land. The metals made possible metal canning of food and mobilization of machinery. Today, all of human existence depends on the swift, world-around intercommunication system operating at 186,000 miles per second. We have transformed reality f...
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Through science, we are evolving to become more free, free from biological roots and free from Capitalistic chains, where ownership of real estate holds us down.

05 JUN 2011

 A Poem About What Makes Humans Unique

When I undertook to answer My own 1927 self-questioning: "Why have humans been included In the design of Universe?" My hypothetical answer of 1927 Was, and as yet is: What impresses me most Is the experientially demonstrable fact That all living organisms Other than humans Have some organically integral equipment That gives them some inherent Physical advantage In coping with special environmental conditions-- A plant that can and does thrive Only under dense Amazon River jungle conditions-- ...
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In comparison to other species and our place in the universe from Buckminster Fuller.