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The essence of one of the most comprehensive and imaginative thinkers of the twentieth century is captured here, as he gives an extraordinary overview of the state of the planet and human history. Asked whether there are enough resources to support our growing population the late Buckminster Fuller, age 85 when this was recorded, responds with a tour-de-force capsule of history of Western civilization - a refutation of the economics of scarcity first propounded by Thomas Malthus. His answer, spanning politics, religion, geodesic domes, the arms race and more, tickles and challenges our thinking about every topic in his path, as he describes the advent of a new world where selfishness is no longer necessary. Says Fuller, "We are on the threshold of a new wave." Following this interview Bucky privately confided to Michael, "I got the telling of the history of civilization down to less than an hour, just for you, Michael." (hosted by Michael Toms)
Buckminster Fuller (July 12, 1895 – July 1, 1983), affectionately called “Bucky”, was an engineer, author, designer, inventor, and futurist. He published more than 30 books, inventing and popularizing terms such as "Spaceship Earth" and synergetics. He is best known for his invention of the geodesic dome. The carbon molecules buckminsterfullerenes, so named because they resemble geodesic domes, are also known by scientists as “buckyballs.”
He is the author of many books including:
To learn more about the work of R. Buckminster Fuller go to www.bfi.org.
Host: Michael Toms Interview Date: 5/10/1983 Program Number: 1570
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