Can technology help us achieve a sustainable future – Fuller’s metaphor of Earth as a spaceship

We are using the resources of the Earth unsustainably, and we suffer in turn from climate change and other pollution. I want to explore how to get out of that situation. What paths are possible. My feeling is that only possible mode is to drive forward – using technology and organisation to eventually create a sustainable operating mode. Keep on paddling the kayak through the disturbances, to aim for dynamic stability, as stasis will not be achievable, nor will it be possible to slow down or turn back.

Buckminster Fuller wrote a book in 1969, “Operating manual for spaceship Earth”, which title inspired the headline of this blog. Fuller writes about the transition into a sustainable use of the Earth’s resources through design, knowledge, invention. His vision guides this blog.

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