In the Spotlight
15th December 2019
By Sharmini Jayawardena
First published in 1962
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the old model obsolete.”– Buckminster Fuller
I’ve been reading the book, Education Automation by this great 👍🏽 visionary/luminary, R. Buckminster Fuller, 📖 📚⬆️, if I may say, coz, he’s much more than being both. It has been nothing but a wonderful journey through time, space and energy, reading his book!
The book unravels the bigger picture to all of our existence and how stimuli and response has changed since the times of the Great World Wars and before that, and how we need to get back on track since having been derailed and suddenly found ourselves in what we now refer to today, as Virtual Reality!
…If that explanation makes any sense. It’s been nothing but an illuminating read. A great read, and here, I share with you some excerpts, to give you an idea 💡 of what I’ve been reading in the form of arriving at a review, if you will.
It explores a totally new aspect on where we have been, where we are, and where we are heading in this great big Universe!
I hope you will take the trouble to get the book for yourself, and read it. It’s a slim volume, I would say, all of 85p, and available @ ⬇️
Education Automation: Comprehensive Learning for Emergent Humanity Paperback – October 29, 2009
Fuller, Richard Buckminster (1895-1983)
“His talk followed the usual meandering, but attention-riveting pattern, and not once did he mention what inspired his designs. It was about the future, of course. He was excited by the possibility that electronic communication could lead to a true democracy; everyone’s voice could be heard through this exploding medium of instantaneous exchanges of information.”
He was possibly referring to the Internet !
Here are some excerpts from the book, Education Automation, by R. Buckminster Fuller which I’ve picked to show you what to expect –