Sunday, April 24, 2005

Dr. Buckminster Fuller and you

Bucky Fuller is my hero.

Here's what he said... "For the first time in history it is now possible to take care of everybody at a higher standard of living than any have ever known... All humanity now has the option to become enduringly successful."

He proposed that we get there by designing and creating a world where we do increasingly more with increasingly less. He was a philosopher of the information age long before many people had electricity.

So what does Dr. Fuller have to do with you and start ups?

He told us in a million ways and many wonderful books, to wake up and smell the opportunity. To recognize our privileged position on the shoulders of ancestors who've worked millennium to get us here. The need for innovation has never been more pressing. Bucky defined sustainable development as our way out of the historical problems that have plagued our species. He's calling for all of us to change, for all of us to innovate the planet...

"People living now, for the first time in history, have the opportunity, privilege, and responsibility to help make [peace and prosperity] come true. All of humanity has struggled, dreamed, hoped, worked, and prayed for this moment in history. It is up to us to help make it happen"

R. Buckminster Fuller

How cool. 28 patents. Starting with hay reinforced concrete and ending up with ways to understand and harness the structure of the universe. Talk about somebody making the campground better.... Go get smart about Dr. Fuller.

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