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Monday JULY 5

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                                               (Originally aired: July 1974)

                       R. BUCKMINSTER FULLER

                                                      (July 12, 1895 July 1, 1983  R.I.P.)

                            Polymath / Visionary / Architect

                      Inventor / Philosopher / Author

                             Comprehensivist / Poet

Principal  Proponent of a "Post Scarcity Economic Ontology"

following the year 1970. -\Seen By Many as THE Major Premise

of Fuller's Many Contributions to Improving the Human Condition

Within the Larger Ecological Order.

 

Link (Immediately below) to Google search: "Post Scarcity Economic Ontology" {About 115,00 results (0.19 seconds)} A good

beginning - to address the most fundamental Practical issue confronting the Evolution of Consciousness in our Universe Newly

Now Possessed of Weapons Systems Capable of Eliminating the Homo Sapiens Species.

http://www.google.com/#sclient=psy&hl=en&rlz=1W1GZAZ_en&source=hp&q=Post+Scarcity+Economic+Ontology&rlz=1W1GZAZ_en&aq=&aqi=&aql=&oq=&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&fp=65d2260741c8e199

           

                       Author: Among Many other Works & Books:

                                                      

                                          

                                           Critical Path

"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." R. Buckminster Fuller

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 "GRUNCH OF GIANTS, GROSS UNIVERSE CASH HEIST"

There is no dictionary word for an army of invisible giants, one thousand miles tall, with

 their arms interlinked, girding the planet Earth. Since there exists just such an invisible,

 abstract, legal-contrivance army of giants, we have invented the word GRUNCH as the

 group designation—"a grunch of giants." GR-UN- C-H, which stands for annual GROSS

 UNIVERSE CASH HEIST, pays annual dividends of over one trillion U.S. dollars.

As world society divests itself of that which experimental evidence demonstrates to be

 untrue and embracingly enters into its computer the mathematical formulae of all that can

 be experimentally proven to be true, all the socially, selfishly malignant characteristics of

 the giant may vanish and the omni-pro- social-advantage-producing capabilities may

prevail and flourish.  -- R.Buckminster Fuller, Grunch of Giants, 1983

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BUCKMINSTER FULLER GRAPH FROM HIS "WORLD GAME" FINDINGS OF THE PERCENTAGE OF THE WORLD POPULATION WHO COULD BE SEEN TO BE “HAVES” IN THE MODERN EXPERIENCE IN TERMS OF OUR ABSTRACT TECHNOLOGICALLY AUGMENTED “CAPABILITY” TO PROVIDE “LIFE SUPPORT” TO THE WORLD POPULATION.     FURTHERMORE BOTH “GROWTH AND EQUITY” COULD BE REALIZED WITHIN AN ECOLOGICALLY APPROPRIATE MANNER THROUGH THE INCREASING ELEGANCE OF “GOOD DESIGN TEMPLATES – “DOING MORE WITH LESS”.  THINK MOORE’S LAW WRIT LARGE.  HE PROJECTED FROM THE YEAR 1952 “A TWENTY YEAR PERIOD OF IMMINENT CRISIS TO ALL HUMAN INSTITUTIONS AS WE APPROACHED AND CROSSED THE 50% MARK."  HE LIVED OUT HIS LIFE IN THE BELIEF THE PROCESS HAD ACCELERATED AND THAT WE CROSSED THE 50% MARK IN 1970.

REMEMBER THIS IS “DESIGN CAPABILITY” NOT THE SOCIAL, POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC INSTITUTIONAL ASSUMPTIONS AND NOTIONS OF HUMAN NATURE INHERITED FROM HISTORY.  TO BRIDGE THE TWO IS MANKIND’S MOST PRESSING CHALLENGE.  HE PROVIDED THIS MAJOR PREMISE "PATTERN" TO HELP US ENGAGE IN THE BRIDGE BUILDING WORK.    

H.H.C.

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                                                                                                                  Polymath / Visionary / Architect      

                                                                             Inventor / Philosopher / Author

                                                                                      Comprehensivist / Poet

Principal  Proponent of a "Post Scarcity Economic Ontology"

following the year 1970. -\Seen By Many as THE Major Premise

of Fuller's Many Contributions to Improving the Human Condition

Within the Larger Ecological Order.

 

Link (Immediately below) to Google search: "Post Scarcity Economic Ontology" {About 115,00 results (0.19 seconds)} A good

beginning - to address the most fundamental Practical issue confronting the Evolution of Consciousness in our Universe Newly

Now Possessed of Weapons Systems Capable of Eliminating the Homo Sapiens Species.

http://www.google.com/#sclient=psy&hl=en&rlz=1W1GZAZ_en&source=hp&q=Post+Scarcity+Economic+Ontology&rlz=1W1GZAZ_en&aq=&aqi=&aql=&oq=&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&fp=65d2260741c8e199

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  Buckminster Fuller World Game Synergy Anticapatory  -  R. BUCKMINSTER FULLER (Originally aired: July 1974)

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