Frases de Richard Buckminster Fuller

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Richard Buckminster Fuller

Fecha de nacimiento: 12. Julio 1895
Fecha de muerte: 1. Julio 1983

Richard Buckminster "Bucky" Fuller fue un diseñador, arquitecto, visionario e inventor estadounidense. También fue profesor en la Universidad del Sur de Illinois Carbondale y un prolífico escritor.

Durante su vida, Fuller buscó respuesta a la pregunta: «¿Tiene la humanidad una posibilidad de sobrevivir final y exitosamente en el planeta Tierra y, si es así, cómo?» Considerándose a sí mismo un individuo medio sin especiales medios económicos o título académico, eligió dedicar su vida a esta cuestión, intentando descubrir si un individuo podía mejorar la condición humana de una forma que no podían hacer los gobiernos, las grandes organizaciones o las empresas privadas.

En el transcurso de este experimento, que duró toda su vida, Fuller escribió veintiocho libros, acuñando y popularizando términos como sinergia, «nave espacial Tierra» y efemeralización. También realizó muchas invenciones, especialmente en los campos de la arquitectura, campo en el que su trabajo más conocido es la cúpula geodésica. Las moléculas de carbono conocidas como fulerenos tomaron su nombre de su parecido con las esferas geodésicas.

En una etapa posterior de su vida, tras trabajar en sus ideas durante muchos años, Fuller había obtenido una considerable visibilidad pública. Viajó por el mundo dando clases y recibió muchos doctorados honoris causa. Sin embargo, la mayoría de sus invenciones nunca se llegaron a fabricar por lo que recibió críticas en muchos campos en los que intervino, o simplemente se le tachó de utópico. Por otra parte, los partidarios de Fuller aseguran que su obra no ha recibido toda la atención que merece. De acuerdo con el filósofo N. J. Slabbert, Fuller tenía un estilo de escritura oscuro que ha obstaculizado la circulación de sus ideas.[1]​

Frases Richard Buckminster Fuller

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„If you take all the machinery in the world and dump it in the ocean, within months more than half of all humanity will die and within another six months they’d almost all be gone; if you took all the politicians in the world, put them in a rocket, and sent them to the moon, everyone would get along fine.“

—  Buckminster Fuller

From 1980s onwards, Norie Huddle interview (1981)
Contexto: This is not a visible revolution and it is not political. You’re dealing with the invisible world of technology.
Politics is absolutely hopeless. That’s why everything has gone wrong. You have ninety-nine percent of the people thinking “politics,” and hollering and yelling. And that won’t get you anywhere. Hollering and yelling won’t get you across the English Channel. It won’t reach from continent to continent; you need electronics for that, and you have to know what you’re doing. Evolution has been at work doing all these things so it is now possible. Nobody has consciously been doing it. The universe is a lot bigger than you and me. We didn’t invent it. If you take all the machinery in the world and dump it in the ocean, within months more than half of all humanity will die and within another six months they’d almost all be gone; if you took all the politicians in the world, put them in a rocket, and sent them to the moon, everyone would get along fine.

„We are in an age that assumes the narrowing trends of specialization to be logical, natural, and desirable. Consequently, society expects all earnestly responsible communication to be crisply brief. . . . In the meantime, humanity has been deprived of comprehensive understanding.“

—  Buckminster Fuller

1970s, Synergetics: Explorations in the Geometry of Thinking (1975), The Wellspring of Reality
Contexto: We are in an age that assumes the narrowing trends of specialization to be logical, natural, and desirable. Consequently, society expects all earnestly responsible communication to be crisply brief.... In the meantime, humanity has been deprived of comprehensive understanding. Specialization has bred feelings of isolation, futility, and confusion in individuals. It has also resulted in the individual's leaving responsibility for thinking and social action to others. Specialization breeds biases that ultimately aggregate as international and ideological discord, which, in turn, leads to war.

„Those with financial advantage reason that selfishness is necessary and fortify themselves even further.“

—  Buckminster Fuller

From 1980s onwards, Norie Huddle interview (1981)
Contexto: Humanity is moving ever deeper into a crisis which has no precedent. It is a crisis brought about by evolution being intent on completely integrating differently colored, differently cultured, and intercommunicating humanity, and by evolution being intent on making integrated humanity able to live sustainedly at a higher standard of living for all than has ever been experienced by any. Probably ninety-nine percent of humanity does not know that we have the option to make it; we do. It can only be accomplished, however, through a Design Science Revolution.
Those in supreme power, politically and economically, aren’t yet convinced that our Planet Earth has anywhere nearly enough life support for all humanity.
They assume it has to be either you or me, that there is not enough for both. Those with financial advantage reason that selfishness is necessary and fortify themselves even further.

„Specialization breeds biases that ultimately aggregate as international and ideological discord, which, in turn, leads to war.“

—  Buckminster Fuller

1970s, Synergetics: Explorations in the Geometry of Thinking (1975), The Wellspring of Reality
Contexto: We are in an age that assumes the narrowing trends of specialization to be logical, natural, and desirable. Consequently, society expects all earnestly responsible communication to be crisply brief.... In the meantime, humanity has been deprived of comprehensive understanding. Specialization has bred feelings of isolation, futility, and confusion in individuals. It has also resulted in the individual's leaving responsibility for thinking and social action to others. Specialization breeds biases that ultimately aggregate as international and ideological discord, which, in turn, leads to war.

„We are powerfully imprisoned in these Dark Ages simply by the terms in which we have been conditioned to think.“

—  Buckminster Fuller

From 1980s onwards, Cosmography (1992)
Contexto: The dark ages still reign over all humanity, and the depth and persistence of this domination are only now becoming clear.
This Dark Ages prison has no steel bars, chains, or locks. Instead, it is locked by misorientation and built of misinformation. Caught up in a plethora of conditioned reflexes and driven by the human ego, both warden and prisoner attempt meagerly to compete with God. All are intractably skeptical of what they do not understand.
We are powerfully imprisoned in these Dark Ages simply by the terms in which we have been conditioned to think.

„Doing the right things for the wrong reasons is typical of humanity. Precession — not conscious planning — provides a productive outcome for misguided political and military campaigns.“

—  Buckminster Fuller

From 1980s onwards, Cosmography (1992)
Contexto: Doing the right things for the wrong reasons is typical of humanity. Precession — not conscious planning — provides a productive outcome for misguided political and military campaigns. Nature's long-term design intervenes to circumvent the shortsightedness of human individuals, corporations, and nations competing for a share of the economic pie. Fundamentally, political economists misassume an inadequacy of life support to exist on our planet. Humanity therefore competes militarily to see which political system... is fittest to survive. In slavish observance of this misassumption, humans devote their most costly efforts and resources to "killingry" — a vast arsenal of weapons skillfully designed to kill ever more people at ever-greater distances in ever-shorter periods of time while employing ever-fewer pounds of material, ergs of energy, and seconds of time per killing.

„I find the audiences very excited. But then they come and say to me, "Your optimism has brushed off on me. I didn't know we had an option. I feel so much better." They say, "Your optimism." And I am not optimistic or pessimistic. I feel that optimism and pessimism are very unbalanced. I am a very hard engineer.“

—  Buckminster Fuller

From 1980s onwards, Only Integrity is Going to Count (1983)
Contexto: I find the audiences very excited. But then they come and say to me, "Your optimism has brushed off on me. I didn't know we had an option. I feel so much better." They say, "Your optimism." And I am not optimistic or pessimistic. I feel that optimism and pessimism are very unbalanced. I am a very hard engineer. I am a mechanic. I am a sailor. I am an air pilot. I don't tell people I can get you across the ocean with my ship unless I know what I'm talking about.

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