Grunch of Giants, written by R. Buckminster Fuller (as recommended by Robert T. Kiyosaki and other great students) It is a rare book and can. pdfsr | rich dad strategies grunch of giants r buckminster fuller | grunch of giants by r buckminster fuller pdf | grunch of giants r buckminster fuller . Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Buckminster Fuller has had a profound influence on our With the appearance of Grunch of Giants, R. Buckminster Fuller consummates his literary canon, his panoramic lifetime survey of all aspects of the.
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Grunch of Giants — by R. Buckminster Fuller as recommended by Robert T. Have you ever been so excited of a possibility of change on a global scale that you have to tell everyone about it? Then read on… I have been thinking about lots of things recently, watching the economy, weighing up the options and wondering where WE are all heading. Are we here to create wealth for ourselves, others or the planet?
However, he risks sounding naievely utopian if he leaves the political sphere unadressed- this book, I believe, is his attempt to grapple with the pragmatics of the situation.
As you might gather, then, many of these ideas have been dealt with elsewhere and in greater detail. Much of this is tied up with personal details of how Fuller's inventions presumably containing the key to global post-scarcity were left by the wayside despite arousing much interest from the public and investors at the time.
Fuller's take on the global situation is at least unique and personal. Perhaps this is due to his radically individual style- preferring to tackle every problem from his own perspective and by his own devices rather than by relying on inherited wisdom.
His writing style also reflects this individuality. Liberally interspersed with neologisms and long strings of participle adjectives, it bears more than a passing resemblance to the writings of a schizophrenic.
However, by insisting on his idiosyncratic vocabulary world-around instead of worldwide, e. Is it genius or madness? A combination of the two. I wouldn't exactly rank him with DaVinci, but the sentiment is there.
Many of his ideas were indeed ahead of their time, and he insisted on a global systemic approach long before ecology made it the norm. A pretty fun book. A poet and genius and inventor who makes me blush that I have claimed I became a Librarian so I could be a Renaissance Man.
This book is such a challenge to politics and politicians because it advocates looking at life and humanity from an entirely different perspective than any of their ilk.
I won't try to paraphrase the book. He is so succinct - in spite of "repetition" that I thi Buckminster Fuller has been gone for nearly 30 years and the planet and human survival cry out for minds like his. He is so succinct - in spite of "repetition" that I think of more as refrains in a song - that any attempt to summarize would be long than the book itself, which is a mere 98 pages including the index.
I will only say that I get goose bumps reading some of the observations he made in this book about economic and political trends that are so much more apparent now. We will examine chrome-nickel steel. The outstanding characteristic of metallic strength is its ability to cohere in one piece. We test the metals tensile strength per square inch of cross section of the tested sample.
The very high number of pounds-per-square-inch tensile strength of chrome-nickel steel has changed our whole economy because it retained its structural integrity at so high a temperature as to make possible the jet engine which has halved the time it takes to fly around the world.
The prime constituents are chromium, nickel, and iron. We will take the highest ultimate tensile strength of those three.
Chromium is about 70, p. Ultimate tensile strengths of the other minor constituents: carbon, manganese, et cetera, added together total about 40, psi.
If we use the same tensile logic as that applied to a chain and say that a chain is no stronger than its weakest link, then we would assume that chrome-nickel steel would part at between 40, and 60, p. But we find experimentally that is not the case.
We find by test that chrome-nickel steel is , pounds a square inch which is 50 percent stronger than the sum of the strength of all its alloys. To prove so we add 60,, 70, and 80, which comes to , To this we add the 40, of minor alloying constituents which brings the sum of the strengths of all its alloying to only , pounds a square inch.
If we have two spherical bodies of equal mass at a given distance from each other and insert a third spherical body of the same mass half way between the two we do not double the mass attraction between any two of the three.
We increase the attraction by 2 to the second power which is 4. Halving the distance fourfolds the inter-mass attraction. When we bring a galaxy of iron atoms together with the chromium atoms and a galaxy of nickel atoms they all fit neatly between one another and bring about the multifolding of their intercoherency.
But there is nothing in one body by itself that says that it will have mass attraction. This can only be discovered by experimenting with two and more bodies. And even then there is no explanation of why there must be mass attraction and why it should increase as the second power of the relative increase of proximity.
That is synergy. We take the whole child and fractionate the scope of his or her comprehending coordination by putting the children in elementary schools—to become preoccupied with elements or isolated facts only. Thereafter we force them to choose some specialization, forcing them to forget the whole.
We may well ask how it happened that the entire scheme of advanced education is devoted exclusively to ever narrower specialization. We find that the historical beginnings of schools and tutoring were established, and economically supported by illiterate and vastly ambitious warlords who required a wide variety of brain slaves with which to logistically and ballistically overwhelm those who opposed their expansion of physical conquest.
The warlord vitiated their threat by making them all specialists and reserving to himself exclusively the right to think about and act comprehensively. The warlord made all those about him differentiators and reserved the function of integration to himself. The automated events transpiring aboard Earth lend powerful advantages to those who comprehend the automation and attempt to work with it in the most long-term, humanly advantageous ways rather than ignorantly attempting to control or oppose it.
Then you will conceive your own way of doing that which needs to be done — that no one else has told you to do or how to do it.
This will bring out the real you that often gets buried inside a character that has acquired a superficial array of behaviors induced or imposed by others on the individual. Letter to "Micheal" 16 February , Micheal was a 10 year old boy who had inquired in a letter as to whether Fuller was a "doer" or a "thinker".
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. I know that I am not a category. I am not a thing — a noun. I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process — an integral function of the universe.
We allow them to disperse because we've been ignorant of their value. But if we got onto a planning planning basis, the government could trap pollutants in the stacks and spillages and get back more money than this would cost out of the stockpiled chemistries they'd be collecting.
Margaret Mead gets cross with me when I talk like this because she says people are doing some very important things because they're worried and excited and I'm going to make them relax and stop doing those things. But we're dealing with something much bigger than we're accustomed to understanding, we're on a very large course indeed.
You speak of racism , for example, and I tell you that there's no such thing as race. The point is that racism is the product of tribalism and ignorance and both are falling victim to communications and world-around literacy. Most are born geniuses and just get de-geniused rapidly.
Statement made in , quoted in People magazine. In Thomas T. I seek through comprehensive anticipatory design science and its reductions to physical practices to reform the environment instead of trying to reform humans, being intent thereby to accomplish prototyped capabilities of doing more with less It seems to demonstrate that periods of industrial activity in technical syntheses of principles, data, free energy and energy as "matter," find highest employment by the fear-amassed credits of warfare.
Therefore the assumption approaches fact that war promotes the major technical advances of civilization What has not been clear is that the potential of this emergency-born technology has always accrued to human's prewar individual initiatives taken in a humble but irrepressible progression of assumptions, measurements, deductions, and codifications of pure science.
Later in the book Fuller will explain why he thinks war is not necessary to bring advances in the pure sciences into actual production. He uses this to advance the notion that humans can very comfortably live at a high standard of living by "doing more with less. Since the initial publication of the chart of the electromagnetic spectrum, humans have learned that what they can touch, smell, see, and hear is less than one-millionth of reality.
Ninety-nine percent of all that is going to affect our tomorrows is being developed by humans using instruments and working in ranges of reality that are nonhumanly sensible.
Lack of knowledge concerning all the factors and the failure to include them in our integral imposes false conclusions. It is one of our most exciting discoveries that local discovery leads to a complex of further discoveries. Corollary to this we find that we no sooner get a problem solved than we are overwhelmed with a multiplicity of additional problems in a most beautiful payoff of heretofore unknown, previously unrecognized, and as-yet unsolved problems.
The Wellspring of Reality[ edit ] The youth of humanity all around our planet are intuitively revolting from all sovereignties and political ideologies.
We are in an age that assumes the narrowing trends of specialization to be logical, natural, and desirable. Consequently, society expects all earnestly responsible communication to be crisply brief. In the meantime, humanity has been deprived of comprehensive understanding.
Specialization has bred feelings of isolation, futility, and confusion in individuals. It has also resulted in the individual's leaving responsibility for thinking and social action to others.
Specialization breeds biases that ultimately aggregate as international and ideological discord, which, in turn, leads to war.
There is an inherently minimum set of essential concepts and current information , cognizance of which could lead to our operating our planet Earth to the lasting satisfaction and health of all humanity.
We must start with scientific fundamentals, and that means with the data of experiments and not with assumed axioms predicated only upon the misleading nature of that which only superficially seems to be obvious. It is the consensus of great scientists that science is the attempt to set in order the facts of experience. The word generalization in literature usually means covering too much territory too thinly to be persuasive, let alone convincing. In science, however, a generalization means a principle that has been found to hold true in every special case.
Quite clearly, our task is predominantly metaphysical, for it is how to get all of humanity to educate itself swiftly enough to generate spontaneous social behaviors that will avoid extinction.
The physical is inherently entropic, giving off energy in ever more disorderly ways. The metaphysical is antientropic, methodically marshalling energy. Life is antientropic. It is spontaneously inquisitive. It sorts out and endeavors to understand.
We are now synergetically forced to conclude that all phenomena are metaphysical; wherefore, as many have long suspected — like it or not — " life is but a dream.