nd vital alacrity that it can take
the breath away. He's a modern performance philosopher,
reviving the vibe of Tim Leary and Buckminster Fuller and
revivifying the dialogue that they started decades ago."
favourite "bringers of light to buildings" - Rudolf Schindler and Buckminster Fuller • has without
doubt influenced my conclusion that IDEAS can indeed lead to the sharing of a wealth of
understanding which provides the potentiality for the ... qualitative enhancement &
advancement of the EVOLUTIONARY PROCESS.…
f communication. Peter Russell’s notion of the Global Brain (1982) builds on the
electronic communication and nervous system metaphor of the noosphere to establish the idea
of the noosphere as a planetary global brain. Buckminster Fuller’s concepts for developing a
whole system design perception of the Earth - Synergetics: Explorations in the Geometry of
Thinking (1975) and Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth (1969) - are also fundamental to a
theory of the noosphere as intrinsic to a view of the planet as an evolving organism, an
idea also articulated in James Lovelock’s Gaia Hypothesis (1981).
Sheldrake has proposed that memories are better understood in terms of morphic resonance, a
process whereby patterns of activity in the past resonate with patterns in the present on the basis
of similarity, with this resonance passing across or through space and time from the past to the
present. He has discussed this hypothesis in detail in his book The Presence of the Past and it is
summarised in his book Science Set Free/The Science Delusion in Chapter 7.
cognized the dangerous trajectory humankind was hurling toward. In short, we have developed systems incoherent with life-systems. We have energy, finance, production, and many other systems foundational to our civilization that do not result in the regeneration of life. We have mutated dis-harmonically from the precious aspect of
Spaceship Earth's Life Support Systems. Ironically, we haven't found another inter-galactic habitat that offers the same kind of support as our own. However, an awareness of this dilemma has spread globally among the commons in a variety of manners from nuclear power-plant disasters, toxic plastic in our water, lack of dignity for all forms of life, and a myriad of other situations. My realization to this dynamic occurred a couple of decades ago when I realized and witnessed the influence the communications network had on human behavior; and that it wasn't oriented toward the benefit of life, but the short-sightedness of manipulation and control. Since then, I have been on a quest for what Buckminster Fuller described as a fulcrum point. A dynamic point that if you apply some energy toward it, it would catalyze a significant shift in the direction of a system - similar to the rudder of a ship. This took me on a journey across many disciplines spanning anthropology to virtual reality in search of that fulcrum. The journey was extremely humbling because of the wisdom we have available to us from our history and present day. It also frequently caused despair because of the magnitude of corruption that permeates so many of our systems. It made me question whether we were worth the effort of trying to help. But continuously I would encounter amazing people and fellow earthlings to inspire and fuel my pursuit. Paul Quaiser - Human Sustainability Institute