R. Buckminster Fuller author, scientist, artist, inventor,
architect, engineer, philosopher, mathematician, metaphysician,
cartographer, visionary, social historian, creator of dymaxion
engineering, geodesics, synergy, synergetics, World Game &
world resources inventory, arguably the first modern futurist.
Historical Attempt by Man to Convert
His Evolution from a Subjective to an Objective Process
by R. Buckminster Fuller
(from No More Secondhand God, and other writings by
The systematic growth of man's
is structured within a progressively improved
scaffolding of assumptions.
The integrity of the principle of intellectual assumptions as
bravely taken within the confines of residual facts of disillusioned
experience is progressively persuasive.
For the new prospect of magnificent reality looms into ken
as the retrospective lure of abandoned illusion first dwarfs
There after the temporary scaffolding
advantaged by informed approximation
of simplifiying and interacting principles
is formally replaced by earned controls
consisting of ever more exact degrees of measurement,
of the finitely interactive system, of unique principles,
of energetic relationship,
its inherent proclivities and articulations,
that is its natural behaviour.
The newly swollen growth of total interactation
discovered, equated, and valued-in principles floods silently
to contain the subconscious rational of the total individual-society.
society is at first fascinated
by the novelties in technical manifestation
of the omnidirectional advance
as comparisoned only to the residual plurality
of fading traditional background illusions.
Wherefore:ultimate social awareness of
by new orientation to comparative principles of reality
appears first as enormous apprehension of potential loss
... of what?
of things, of vanities of self-proclaimed prestige? of the illusory
values and transitory standards and prerogatives appropriate
only to adjustments completed in yesterdays diminutaive gains,
by exceptional self?
When man shall become preoccupied
with drawing off the progressive magnitudes of new potential
to establish constant world-wide advancement of living standards,
specifically: through the systematic incorporation of scientific
knowledge and technical advantage
in an earth-embracing service industry
of autonomous dwelling
and intelligence facility and felicity insuring not only his
to annhilative factors of nature but cohering his progressive
appetite for truth
will subside the subjective requirements--
the negative motivations, the antipathetic surges, the concessions
to survival-mandated compromise, promulgating the theory of
advancement by political initiative whose expedient ways are
progressively powered by the accumulating science and technology
potential to be tapped only for dubious war objectives.
will take many waves of threatened self-destruction by society
to convince and instruct and mobilize an effectively articulate
majority of humanity
into the synchronization of society
towards an objective evolutionary volition
inspired by deeply acknowledged faith in an omniscient wisdom
and benevolent einstructing through intellect...
(intellect wrote e=mc^2- / -energy did
not inscribe intellect e=mc^2)
intellect may write
every equation of physical behavior,
but no physical or abstract equation will ever encompass
or its self-starter secret.
When the objective evolution emerges
the intellectually architectured house of tomorrow
will be central to emergence.
R. Buckminster Fuller. 1963.