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Buckminster Fuller — An Homage

I had the good fortune of meeting Buckminster Fuller many times and getting to know him as a person and a gifted genius. He had a profound devotion and commitment to humanity in his world view into the future as well as in time.

His desire and purpose, through a Design Science Revolution, was to improve the quality of life on the planet. His was a revolution for integrating and enhancing human systems rather than taking them apart.

As we celebrate the Centennial of Buckminster Fuller's birth, we share in his memory and in the opportunity to study his philosophy as we expressed in his work, to learn from this great contemporary master how to make a more livable world.

Bucky's ideas will continue to nourish us all and will help us know what to do with the option that is ours to improve our home planet Earth.

                          Jonas Salk