Man is a self-balancing, 28-jointed adapter-base biped, and electro-chemical reduction plant, integral with the segregated stowages of special energy extracts in storage batteries, for subsequent activation of thousands of hydraulic and pneumatic pumps, with motors attached; 62,000 miles of capillaries, millions of warning signal, railroad and conveyor systems, crushers and cranes, and a universally distributed telephone system needing no service for seventy years if well managed, the whole extraordinary complex mechanism guided with exquisite precision from a turret in which are located telescopic and microscopic self-registering and recording range-finders, a spectroscope, etc. . . . the turret control being closely allied with an air-conditioning intake and exhaust, and a main fuel intake.
by R. Buckminster Fuller
Richard Buckminster ‘Bucky’ Fuller was born in 1895. He was an American architect, a designer, an inventor, a philosopher, a futurist, a writer of more than 30 books, and a poet. He popularized the geodesic dome. The carbon molecules known as ‘fullerenes’ were named by scientists in his honor for their resemblance to geodesic spheres. Richard Buckminster ‘Bucky’ Fuller passed on in 1983.