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Dr. R. Buckminster Fuller – Bucky as we knew him – was an engineer, inventor, mathematician, philosopher, author, designer, scientist, a “cosmogonist,” and a “new world” thinker. Bucky would call himself a “random element,” other people have called him “an experience,” a visionary, a prophet, the greatest living genius, the Leonardo DaVinci of our time, the Benjamin Franklin of the space age, and “Grandfather to the Universe. Bucky wrote over 35 books, received over 50 honorary doctorate degrees from universities internationally, more than 150 university fellowships, invented and patented over 110 inventions, is the most built architect in the world, and traveled internationally extensively as guest of state and invited lecturer. There is more written about Buckminster Fuller in “Who’s Who” than any other person. Put his name in a “Google” search, and well over 2,500 references will be listed.
“I was born at an extraordinary moment. In 1895, the year I was born, the X-ray was discovered. You could then see what had previously been invisible. When I was 3, the electron was discovered. When I was 7, the first automobile drove into the city of Boston. I was brought up being told that it was inherently impossible for man to fly. When I was 8, the Wright Brothers flew. By the time I was 11, Marconi’s wireless was in practical use to signal SOS. When I was 14, man got to the North Pole. When I was 16, he got to the South Pole.
So impossibles were happening seemingly every day. Evolution is integrating all humanity. We are accelerating together at a tremendous pace.”
– Buckminster Fuller
Buckminster Fuller was one of the most successful humans in modern history.
Bucky Fuller’s Famous Dymaxion Map