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Ichingcarpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-06-09 02:48 AM
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THE GREAT PIRATES: Buckminster Fuller
Origins of specialization

'The Great Pirate concept is explained in depth, and the source of their power is that they are masters of information in a time where people are focused locally. Specifically, the Great Pirates are aware that resources are not evenly distributed around the world, so that items which are abundant in one area are scarce in another. This gives rise to trade.'


Fuller was one of the earliest proponents of renewable energy sourcessolar (including wind and wave)which he incorporated into his designs. He claimed, "there is no energy crisis, only a crisis of ignorance." His research demonstrated that humanity could satisfy 100% of its energy needs while phasing out fossil fuels and atomic energy. For example, he showed that a wind generator fitted to every high-voltage transmission tower in the U.S. would generate three-and-a-half times the countrys total recent power output.

Fuller originated the term Spaceship Earth. His Dymaxion Map was awarded the first patent for a cartographic system and was the first to show continents on a flat surface without visible distortion, appearing as a one-world island in a one-world ocean. His World Game utilizes a large-scale Dymaxion Map for displaying world resources, and allows players to strategize solutions to global problems, matching human needs with resources. His Inventory of World Resources, Human Trends and Needs was created to serve as an information bank for the World Game.
However, some say this

We can learn a lot about the evolution of democracy by studying pirates in history, says George Mason University economist Peter T. Leeson.

As early as the 1670s, pirates were experimenting with elected leadership, workers compensation and checks on executive power, the Boston Globe reports in this preview of Leesons forthcoming book The Invisible Hook: The Hidden Economics of Pirates.

http://freakonomics.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/05/20/are-pi... /
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Greyhound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-06-09 03:02 AM
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1. Very nice catch, I hope some others will pick this up. He was truly
one of our greatest minds and didn't get nearly his due.

Kind of like Tesla.
:kick: & R


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