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June 29 2012

Greatest fact of century: We can make life on earth general success for all people.
— Buckminster Fuller: I seem to be a verb (1970)
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Politicians are always realistically maneuvering for the next election. They are obsolete as fundamental problem-solvers.
— Buckminster Fuller: I seem to be a verb (1970)
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June 25 2012

The things to do are: the things that need doing, that you see need to be done, and that no one else seems to see need to be done.
Buckminster Fuller
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The opposite of natural is impossible.
— Buckminster Fuller (but loosely quoted – he said "nature")
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June 05 2012

When the television came, the children could [immediately] see the new ways [...]. What changed [them] was not a change in the theory of the educational system, but the change in the environment.
It was only [the few inventors of radio and television] who changed all of humanity [by changing] the environment. In the newer environment, everyone acted differently. ... That is what makes people act spontaneously in a preferred way.
R. Buckminster Fuller (1971)
Technology is our biggest lever. Let's change environments. (But let's not forget to consider those not immediately benefiting from those changes and those scared by them).
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World Peace and other 4th-Grade Achievements (Extended Trailer)
Oooh, look! Education! (Inspired by Buckminster Fuller's "World Peace Game". TED talk here.) 
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November 14 2011

Upgrade Democracy is a new liquid democracy software initiative. Quoting Bucky seems like a good start!
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April 16 2009

Technologically we now have [six billion billionaires] on Spaceship Earth who are entirely unaware of their good fortune.  Unbeknownst to [us our] legacy is being held in probate by general ignorance, fear, selfishness, and a myriad of paralyzing professional, licensing, zoning, building laws and the like, as bureaucratically maintained by the incumbent power structures.
Buckminster Fuller: Critical Path

Ephemeralization - Wikipedia

Coined by R. Buckminster Fuller. Refers to the ability of technological advancement to do "more and more with less and less until eventually you can do everything with nothing."

April 14 2009

Only the computer's superhuman range of calculative capabilities can and may all political scientific religious leaders face-savingly acquiesce.
— Bucky Fuller: I seem to be a verb, via @hearvox.
Gotta love that blindly optimistic confidence in technology.
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April 04 2009

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Buckminster Fuller: I seem to be a verb
I seem to want this book. Badly.
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April 03 2009

World's prime vital problem: How to triple swiftly safely satisfyingly overall performance realizations per pounds kilowatts manhours of world's comprehensive resources, rendering those resources capable of supporting one hundred per cent of humanity's increasing population at ever higher standards of living than any human minority single individual has known or dreamed of.
Buckminster Fuller: I seem to be a verb
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October 19 2007

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The Dymaxion map, created by Buckminster Fuller, is a projection of a global map onto the surface of a polyhedron, which can then be unfolded to a net. (via reckon)
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