I am dubious of the effectiveness or the consequences of those who are engaged in activities on our planet at the present time who are not being motivated by fundamental integrity. The fundamental integrity must relate, then, to the others; the rest of our fellow men. That men could put money-making before the truth seems incredible to me. But that men have put money-making before the truth by the millions for a long, long time tells us why we’re in a very great predicament on our planet today.

Richard Buckminster Fuller

Born: July 12, 1895

Died: July 1, 1983 (Age 88)

Richard Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller was an American architect, systems theorist, author, designer, and inventor, renowned for his comprehensive perspective on the world’s problems. For more than five decades, he developed pioneering solutions that reflected his commitment to the potential of innovative design to create technology that does “more with less” and thereby improves human lives. He published more than 30 books, coining or popularizing terms such as “Spaceship Earth,” “ephemeralization,” and “synergetic.” He also developed numerous inventions, mainly architectural designs, and popularized the widely known geodesic dome. Carbon molecules known as fullerenes were named after Buckminster due to their structural and mathematical resemblance to geodesic spheres.

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Amherst Press Conference
Discussion
1971
2,510
26:05
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62
Mr. Fuller and Maharishi came from different traditions of knowledge, but both talked about the universal basis of life, the individual, and the cosmos.
Critical Path
Book
March 1, 1981
988
Critical Path is Fuller's master work—the summing up of a lifetime's thought and concern—as urgent and relevant as it was upon its first publication in 1981. The book details how humanity found itself in its current situation—at the limits of the planet's natural resources and facing political, economic, environmental, and ethical crises. The crowning achievement of an extraordinary career, Critical Path offers the reader the excitement of understanding the essential dilemmas of our time and how responsible citizens can rise to meet this ultimate challenge to our future.
Everything I Know (Part 01)
Video
January 20, 1975
02:26:39
196
Everything I Know (Part 02)
Video
January 21, 1975
03:10:09
46
Everything I Know (Part 03)
Video
January 22, 1975
03:09:26
28
Everything I Know (Part 04)
Video
January 23, 1975
02:33:39
24
Everything I Know (Part 05)
Video
January 24, 1975
02:15:54
24
Everything I Know (Part 06)
Video
January 25, 1975
03:29:22
34
Everything I Know (Part 07)
Video
January 27, 1975
03:34:01
2
Everything I Know (Part 08)
Video
January 28, 1975
03:39:38
3
Everything I Know (Part 09)
Video
January 29, 1975
03:40:34
1
Everything I Know (Part 10)
Video
January 30, 1975
04:09:00
2
Everything I Know (Part 11)
Video
January 31, 1975
03:20:48
2
Everything I Know (Part 12)
Video
February 1, 1975
04:47:41
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Man in Universe
Article
1963
3,805
56
The first chapter of the Inventory of World Resources, Human Trends and Needs publication.
Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth
Book
1969
22,948
456
In this essay on man, Mr. Fuller expresses what may well be his penultimate view of the human condition. Here, in a mood at once philosophical and involved, Mr. Fuller traces man's intellectual evolution and weighs his capability for survival on this magnificent craft, this Spaceship Earth, this superbly designed sphere almost negligible in dimension compared to the great vastness of space. Mr. Fuller is optimistic that man will survive and, through research and development and increased industrialization, generate wealth so rapidly that he can do very great things. But, he notes, there must be an enormous educational task successfully accomplished right now to convert man's tendency toward oblivion into a realization of his potential, to a universe-exploring advantage from this Spaceship Earth.



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