R. Buckminster Fuller was a renowned 20th century inventor and visionary. Fuller operated as a practical philosopher who demonstrated his ideas as inventions that he called
"artifacts." 30 x 45 in. poster with Tetrahedron & alternates below.
Fuller did not limit himself to one field but worked as a 'comprehensive anticipatory design scientist' to solve global problems surrounding housing, shelter, transportation, education, energy, ecological destruction, and poverty.
Throughout the course of his life Fuller held 28 patents, authored 28 books, received 47 honorary degrees. And while his most well know artifact, the geodesic dome, has been produced over 300,000 times worldwide, Fuller's true impact on the world today can be found in his continued influence upon generations of designers, architects, scientists and artists working to create a more sustainable planet.
529.11 The future is not linear. Time is wavilinear. Experience is expansive, omnidirectionally including and refining the future. It probably consists of omnidirectional wave propagations. We seem to be talking about a greater range
of known cycling. It is both a subjective "now" and an objective "now"; a forward-looking now and a backward- looking now which combine synergetically as one complete "now." Because every action has both a reaction and a resultant, every now must have both a fading past and a dawning future.
Synergetics, Web: 1997