Think of it. We are blessed with technology that would be indescribable to our forefathers. We have the wherewithal, the know-it-all to feed everybody, clothe everybody, and give every human on Earth a chance. We know now what we could never have known before -- that we now have the option for all humanity to make it successfully on this planet in this lifetime. Whether it is to be Utopia or Oblivion will be a touch-and-go relay race right up to the final moment.
We are powerfully imprisoned in these Dark Ages simply by the terms in which we have been conditioned to think.
BUCKMINSTER FULLER, Cosmography
Thinking is a momentary dismissal of irrelevancies.
BUCKMINSTER FULLER, Utopia or Oblivion: The Prospects of Humanity
Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting. We allow them to be dispersed because we’ve been ignorant of their value.
R. BUCKMINSTER FULLER, attributed, The Concise Columbia Dictionary of Quotations
You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.
R. BUCKMINSTER FULLER, attributed, Edgewalkers: People and Organizations That Take Risks, Build Bridges, and Break New Ground
Architects, if they are really to be comprehensive, must assume the enormous task of thinking in terms always disciplined to the scale of the total world pattern of needs, its resource flows, its recirculatory and regenerative processes.