Utopia or oblivion: the prospects for humanity

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Overlook Press, 1969 - History - 365 pages
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The modern designer-inventor proposes his ideas for creating a humanized technology.

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User Review  - Hock Tjoa - Goodreads

Bucky has faith in humanity even though his approach is akin to that of the engineer: nationalities will fade into one humanity, scarcity--the cause of all wars--will end as "ephemeralization"--doing ... Read full review

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User Review  - Online-University of-the-Left - Goodreads

Full of terrific insights, especially his theory of wealth. But you'll have to get used to Bucky's weird style of long sentences with strings of adjectives of his own invention. It's worth it. Read full review


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About the author (1969)

Richard Buckminster Fuller, the innovative thinker, engineer, and inventor, was born July 12, 1895 in Milton, Mass. Despite early failures and tragedies, including his being expelled from Harvard University twice and the death of his four-year-old daughter, Fuller went on to achieve many successes. He is best known for inventing the geodesic dome; his design has been used in structures all over the world. Besides Harvard, Fuller also attended the U.S. Naval Academy, and was a professor at Southern Illinois University. He is the author of Synergetics: Explanations in the Geometry of Thinking, a book that discusses the utopic role technology will play in the future. Critical Path is the book Fuller felt was his most important. It outlined his plan to rejuvenate earth through the use of technology. His last book, Grunch of Giants, summarizes his most important ideas.

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