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]​ Wikipedia

Frases Richard Buckminster Fuller

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„We must do away with the absolutely specious notion that everybody has to earn a living.“

—  Buckminster Fuller

"The New York Magazine Environmental Teach-In" by Elizabeth Barlow in New York Magazine (30 March 1970), p. 30 http://books.google.com/books?id=cccDAAAAMBAJ&printsec=frontcover#PPA30,M1
1970s
Contexto: We must do away with the absolutely specious notion that everybody has to earn a living. It is a fact today that one in ten thousand of us can make a technological breakthrough capable of supporting all the rest. The youth of today are absolutely right in recognizing this nonsense of earning a living. We keep inventing jobs because of this false idea that everybody has to be employed at some kind of drudgery because, according to Malthusian-Darwinian theory, he must justify his right to exist. So we have inspectors of inspectors and people making instruments for inspectors to inspect inspectors. The true business of people should be to go back to school and think about whatever it was they were thinking about before somebody came along and told them they had to earn a living.

„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.

„I am convinced that human continuance depends entirely upon: the intuitive wisdom of each and every individual“

—  Buckminster Fuller

From 1980s onwards, Critical Path (1981)
Contexto: I am convinced that human continuance depends entirely upon: the intuitive wisdom of each and every individual... the individual's integrity of speaking and acting only on the individual's own within-self-intuited and reasoned initiative... the individual's never joining action with others as motivated only by crowd-engendered-emotionalism, or a sense of the crowd's power to overwhelm, or in fear of holding to the course indicated by one's own intellectual convictions.

„Humans have always unknowingly affected all Universe by every act and thought they articulate or even consider.“

—  Buckminster Fuller

From 1980s onwards, Critical Path (1981)
Contexto: Humans have always unknowingly affected all Universe by every act and thought they articulate or even consider.... Realistic, comprehensively responsible, omni-system-considerate, unselfish thinking on the part of humans does absolutely affect human destiny.

„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 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.

„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.

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