All quotes from Richard Buckminster Fuller’s

You and I are a pattern integrity sliding along on all these strands that came from all around the universe, coming momentarily together, and then they all come apart again and leave us, and they go out as that 1,000 tons of that process and become part of other organisms and so forth, part of the scenery, and joining up with other trees, whatever it might be. So I see that I was never anything but a beautiful design pattern integrity, and that I had been employing this equipment for my information-sensing under the particular biological conditions of this particular planet.

We’re part of the Integrity of Universe that really needs us here for local monitoring, information gathering, problem solving capability.