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Although there were some interesting snippets regarding the birth and history of the corporate personhood the text wasn’t well written. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
If that’s the case, we might as well all be communist.
Is it genius or madness? As you might gather, then, many of these ideas have been dealt with elsewhere and in greater detail.
Open Preview See a Problem? Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Because of its light weight and portability, the Dymaxion House was intended to be the ideal housing for individuals and families who wanted the option of easy mobility.
Jan 24, John rated it liked it. Amazing insight into the mind of a visionary. Inhe erected his first geodesic dome building that could sustain its own weight with no practical limits. Trivia About Grunch of Giants. Retrieved July 25, Buckminster Fuller – Section 4: Fuller calls them are now endowed with the same legal rights and protection that humans used to have.
He also kept copies of all incoming and outgoing correspondence. Fuller was most famous for his lattice shell structures — geodesic domeswhich have been used as parts of military radar stations, civic buildings, environmental protest camps and exhibition attractions. Fuller held that unthinking use of obsolete scientific ideas detracts from and misleads intuition. However, he risks sounding naievely utopian if he leaves the political sphere unadressed- this book, I believe, is his attempt to grapple with the pragmatics of the situation.
Return to Book Page. I will only say that I get goose bumps reading some of the observations he made in this book about economic and political trends that are so much more apparent now. Louis faculty Whole Earth.
It presented a combination of models, sketches, and other artifacts, representing six decades of the artist’s integrated approach to housing, transportation, communication, and cartography. Buckminster Fuller’s Ideas for Today”. Buckminster Fuller wore thick-lensed spectacles to correct his extreme hyperopiaa condition that went undiagnosed for the first five years of his life.
I will need to read it again for futher understanding. Defining wealth in terms of knowledge, as the “technological ability to protect, nurture, support, and accommodate all growth needs of life,” his analysis of the condition of “Spaceship Earth” caused him to conclude that at a certain time during the s, humanity had attained an unprecedented state.
Selfishness is unnecessary and hence-forth unrationalizable as mandated by survival. Liberally interspersed with neologisms and long strings of participle adjectives, it bears more than a passing resemblance to the writings of a schizophrenic. In Fuller resolved to think independently which included a commitment to “the search for the principles governing the universe and help advance the evolution of humanity in accordance with them The Dymaxion was not an automobile per sebut rather the ‘ground-taxying mode’ of a vehicle that might one day be designed to fly, land and drive — an grunfh Transport” for air, land and water.
He felt as though he was suspended several feet above the ground enclosed in a white sphere of light. Fuller attended Milton Academy in Massachusetts, and after that began studying at Harvard Collegewhere he was affiliated with Adams House.
The book seemed to be an incoherent rant rather than giantss clearly defined and presented thesis.
Buckminster Fuller – Wikipedia
Corporations or Giants are B. It makes you feel like a puppet in a mass controlled world. The Patented Works of R. Speaking to audiences later in life, Fuller would regularly recount the story of his Lake Michigan experience, and its transformative impact on his life.
Archived from the original on May 13, Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth. Fitzgibbon was director of Geodesics, Inc.