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Energy Storing Bio-ergonomic Kangaroo Jumping Feet
Jumping over the crowds of people in the morning sidewalk
looking way, way down women's shirts,
leaping over cars,
onto 5 ft embankments, etc.
Screw the Segway™
... i want the Kangaroo Bionic Feet
of PLENTY!!!! Yeah ;)
ENTIRE ALPHABET IN BUTTERFLY WINGS!!!!!!!!!
from Science News
Solar Sunspot seen very very close up:
imaged by a novel new method incorporating
numerous earth-based telescope which are synchronized
by a computer and the images are averaged to reveal
striking details never seen before of the mechanics
of sunspot movement and formation.
Carter Beer! I think this is actually the real label
ex president's alcoholic brother signs marketing
Fullers 1930's car!!!!
proof the FUCKING WORLD IS EITHER INSANE, STUPID
or TERRIBLY LOST! He
invented this car in the 1930's it was the first
aerodynamic vehicle, looks like a mini-van right?
Rode on 3 wheels, turned circles in place, fit 8
or more comfortable, got 38 miles to the gallon
and could hit speeds of close to 120mph. ALL THIS
for about 1/3 of the materials and labor that goes
into a 'conventional' car. If people, the government,
entrepreneurs, someone with vision had
gotten this into mass production
.. just think.
Think what crap we would have
avoided in terms of cumulative fuel use from inefficiency,
trillions of tons of emissions over the past 60
years, due to air drag, poor design & planned
obsolesce in auto-manufacturing, etc ... we must
get in the habit of embracing the future when its
invented by geniuses like this, over 60 years one
less tire per vehicle equals BILLIONS less discarded
Just as his popular geodesic
domes (below) use one-fourth (and therefore SAVE
60%) of the materials of a standard building and
are 50x more structurally stable and able to be
erected in 2 days instead of months.!!! Hell Yeah
... that's true application of knowledge for all
was a VERY farsighted thinker
and he was telling us about TODAY in 1938, articulating
the pathway the very crisis we now face. His Approach
to service to humanity was to say ....
"ok people, i see it. call me a kook if you
will - but here is the appropriate technology to
head off these large scale problems you are about
to have." and every year we move deeper
into the future, the more his concepts and
inventions are changing status from "Interesting
"Critically needed Solutions to Urgent design/ecology
this was his way to advocate peaceful human
progress, world resource management and
"Generalized Comprehensive Anticipatory Design-Science"
which is a Fully
Articulated Grand Strategy for keeping All
Humans Growing & avoiding Techno/Ecological
caused by pollutive, frustrative, outdated, pointless,
or wrongly applied technology and focusing on "Livingry"
(the opposite of Weaponry)
which can make peoples lives more free, safe, sane,
enriched, non-destructive, and option-filled for
a minimum of resources/energy and Bucky stressed
repeatedly this can all be done: "without
anyone having to profit at the expense of another."
the Buckminster Institute Webpage
to learn more about current applications of these
'more with less' design principles,
plus a huge number of Buckminster Fullers
books and lectures are available in FULL for NO
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