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  • Hardcover
  • 128 pages
  • Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth
  • R. Buckminster Fuller
  • English
  • 20 May 2018
  • 089190235X

10 thoughts on “Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth

  1. says:

    What, forty four years on, is the future of Spaceship Earth Ol Bucky does, to his credit, grasp some essential truths about our environmental position We have limited resources, we consume too much too fast, and we have no organized means of managing them for our future survival Hence something must be done This idea rightfully endures I must, however, disagree with his future characterization of the earth as a spaceship that would imply some military hierarchy, international cooperative What, forty four years on, is the future of Spaceship Earth Ol Bucky does, to his credit, grasp some essential truths about our environmental position We have limited resources, we consume too much too fast, and we have no organized means of managing them for our future survival Hence something must be done This idea rightfully endures I must, however, disagree with his future characterization of the earth as a spaceship that would imply some military hierarchy, international cooperative order, strict roles and assigned positions With the present international situation, I suspect that those wealthy ones among us live in cruise ships, and some hundred millions of others are living on the giant plastic garbage island in the Pacific, lashed to our pleasure flotilla and shoveling coal into the boilers.What else do...


  2. says:

    It s not a perfect book, but it is a necessary one Essentially it s a compact antithesis to the specious philosophy of pseudo individualism that overwhelmingly prevails today Fuller definitely overextended and exaggerated a few generalizations about world history and specialization to make his theory about synergyunified, but I think part of the exaggeration also has to do with him having to present a very urgent and complex thesis in a short space of paper For example, I don t think Fu It s not a perfect book, but it is a necessary one Essentially it s a compact antithesis to the specious philosophy of pseudo individualism that overwhelmingly prevails today Fuller definitely overextended and exaggerated a few generalizations about world history and specialization to make his theory about synergyunified, but I think part of the exaggeration also has to do with him having to present a very urgent and complex thesis in a short space of paper For example, I don t think Fuller wants to throw specialization out the window completely I think he just wants to avoid us veering toward this absolutism where we re so nearsighted that we can t see the integrated effects of what we re doing Wh...


  3. says:

    I came to this 1969 cult classic in the fervent hope that it might allow me, finally, to get modern environmentalism for which this is a seminal text.Part of my subsequent lack of enthusiasm is down to style There is no doubt that Buckminster Fuller was a genius of sorts at least as an engineer, planner and technologist but he writes like a speak your weight machine with a propensity for creating neologistic compound words that would put German philosophy to shame.Far from inspiring, I came to this 1969 cult classic in the fervent hope that it might allow me, finally, to get modern environmentalism for which this is a seminal text.Part of my subsequent lack of enthusiasm is down to style There is no doubt that Buckminster Fuller was a genius of sorts at least as an engineer, planner and technologist but he writes like a speak your weight machine with a propensity for creating neologistic compound words that would put German philosophy to sham...


  4. says:

    This is a classic, published in 1969, first read by me back in 1970 or 1971, when we thought we would soon experience either the Dawning of the Age of Aquarius or, alternately, the Eve of Destruction Definitely Utopian, still visionary, and in some ways quite wrong, Fuller makes interesting reading even now, 40 years later and 26 years after his death in 1983 One important area in which Fuller has turned out to have been wrong was his prediction that global population would stabilize at the th This is a classic, published in 1969, first read by me back in 1970 or 1971, when we thought we would soon experience either the Dawning of the Age of Aquarius or, alternately, the Eve of Destruction Definitely Utopian, still visionary, and in some ways quite wrong, Fuller makes interesting reading even now, 40 years later and 26 years after his death in 1983 One important area in which Fuller has turned out to have been wrong was his prediction that global population would stabilize at the then current 4 billion thanks to world wide industrialization, which he expected to be complete by 1985 Now almost 7 billion, world population has nearly doubled since he wrote this book and has not yet even peaked.Another issue that Fuller wasn t exactly wrong about, but that he didn t take fully into account, is that of waste for example, what to do with all the plastic, such as the Texas sized ma...


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    One of Cambridge Sustainability s Top 50 Books for Sustainability, as voted for by our alumni network of over 3,000 senior leaders from around the world To find out , click here.Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth is a fascinating combination of Fuller s deep scientific grounding and his philosophical and metaphysical way of looking at the world The main thesis of the book is that humanity has been too shortsighted and siloed in its thinking and, as a result, we have lost the ability to s One of Cambridge Sustainability s Top 50 Books for Susta...


  6. says:

    I really wanted to like this book But I found that Bucky s arguments were let down by his style of writing He has lots of clever, relevant points but they re drowned out in his weird, comprehensive perspective where he keeps going on about universe in a way that seems completely irrelevant to the operating issues at hand.It is a fascinating document, considering it was written in 1968 and doesn t seem that dated I would have liked a little less background and a lotfocus on the actual I really wanted to like this book But I found that Bucky s arguments were let down by his style of writing He has lots of clever, relevant points but they re drowned out in his weird, comprehensive perspective where he keeps going on about universe in a way that seems completely irrelevant to the operating issues at h...


  7. says:

    World economics have been based on false values as all the gold in the world cannot possibly help to sustain life on our planet Acclaimed author inventor architect Buckminster Fuller reviews the irreducible facts of physics, the fallacy of governments, and an introduction to systems theory.


  8. says:

    Although it s not a manual it points to the real manual yourself The book is clearly a manifest of world centric perspective showing the need to not exploit the planet but rather value it and play By valu...


  9. says:

    A regret of youth which may be remediated is that I read so little of Buckminster Fuller Indeed, this is likely the only complete book of his I finished as a kid and it wasn t even my copy A friend loaned it to me one night at the Cogswell Dance Studio in Park Ridge which, for a while, ser...


  10. says:

    Interesting read Three chapters didn t make any sense to me at all and reeked of pseudo science.


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Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth 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 Of Almost Negligible Dimension In 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.It Has Been Noted That Mr Fuller Spins Ideas In Clusters, And Clusters Of His Ideas Generate Still Other Clusters The Concept Spaceship Earth Is Mr Fuller S, And Though Used By Barbara Ward As The Title Of A Work Of Her Own The Idea Was Acknowledged By Her There As Deriving From Mr Fuller The Brilliant Syntheses Of Some Fundamental Fuller Principles Given Here Makes Of This Book A Microcosm Of The Fuller System.


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