O’Neill’s World Business Council for Sustainable
Development brought in a delegation including
representatives of oil and tobacco companies. While I can imagine the spurious arguments oil
companies might use for how they might have a
role to play here, my mind can’t even begin to
imagine how tobacco companies could in any way
present themselves as having any role to play here
Rob Hopkins - Imagination taking Power
g preoccupation into the realistic prospect of
a spontaneously coordinate planetary society." Synergetics: Explorations in the Geometry of Thinking
Synergetics is a product of Fuller's passionate concern with models. Concerned that society's ignorance of science is seriously destructive, he devoted years of thought to ways of alleviating this ignorance. In the 20th century, we suddenly find ourselves confronted with an "invisible" atomic reality in which the average person understands very little about how things work. Although confronted daily with "incredible technology", which to Fuller includes the natural phenomena of Universe as well as the ever-expanding inventory of human invention, the vast majority assume such phenomena to be out of their reach. Fuller attributes this widespread discomfort to both the "invisibility" of science and the devastatingly complicated mathematics without which, scientists claim, their findings cannot be described. The dangerous chasm between scientists and lay people, with the truth guarded by an elite few and the rest resigned to ignorance, thus seems inevitable.
The origin of this troubled state of affairs? An incorrect mathematical system! Long ago human beings surveyed this environment and, seeing a never-ending flat Earth, decided upon cubes and orthogonal planes as the appropriate measuring system. Today, says Fuller, we're still stuck with that uninformed early guess, and as a result, nature's behavior has seemed irrational, perverse, and difficult to describe because we're using the wrong kind of yardstick. With accurate models, he claims, this gap can be closed. The purpose of synergetics is to make the invisible events and transformations of Universe visible, through tangible models that elucidate the principles behind our energy-event Universe. Human beings will thereby be able to "coordinate their senses" with a new understanding of reality.
Synergetics is full of tantalizing models; the difficulty comes in assigning them to aspects of physical reality. However, a number of notable examples, in which a newly discovered scientific phenomenon is described by one of Fuller's previously developed models, suggest that there may be many more such successes to come. The immediate goal therefore is to unravel and study the geometric system [IT]self.
Edmondson, Amy C.. A Fuller Explanation: The Synergetic Geometry of R. Buckminster Fuller (Back-in-Action books) (pp. 17-18). EmergentWorld LLC. Kindle Edition.
plan. Or that the end is nigh and we're on the brink of collapse. We also have strong personal narratives - those we tell ourselves about our lives and identity - maybe that we're a failure and our lives have come to naught, or that we're special enough that the limits that apply to others don't apply to us, or that human beings are so fundamentally evil that anyone's bold, imaginative thinking about a positive future is childish and naive. These narratives are so omnipresent that we often barely notice them, or notice the fact that they're stories - stories that might be inaccurate, or incomplete, or subject to change - even though they can dictate major decisions like who to vote for, where to live, and what work to do. Stories influence the shape our lives take and the path by which society charts its way forward. The Power of Story is, in fact, something we underestimate at our peril. Rob Hopkins • FROM WHAT IF TO WHAT IS
be a better way.” Don E. Beck
Never forgetting that [IT] was R. BUCKMINSTER FULLER who wrote the following in his exemplary plan for the future entitled Utopia or Oblivion • Prospects for HUMANITY
“To make the world work for 100% of humanity in the shortest possible time through spontaneous cooperation without ecological offense or the disadvantage of anyone • ALL of humanity now has the option to “make it” successfully and sustainably, by virtue of our having minds, discovering principles and being able to employ these principles to do more with less”Said E. Dawlabani is a leading authority on the application of value systems to large scale change. A writer and public speaker specializing in the Gravesian approach to psychosocial development and evolutionary systems. He was named one of the world’s boldest thought leaders in 2019. The author of MEMEnomics, The Next-Generation Economic System. His writings in the field of finance have been compared to those of Warren Buffet and Ray Dalio. His work has been translated to Korean, Mandarin, German, Spanish, Portuguese and Russian. He has given keynote speeches on sustainable and regenerative economics in many parts of the world. Since 2018 he has turned his attention to the application of the Gravesian model to climate change and the economics of the Anthropocene.Dawlabani is the founder of The Memenomics Group. Since 2004, he has worked closely with renowned geopolitical adviser Dr. Don E. Beck, Graves’ successor and one of the architects behind South Africa’s transition from Apartheid and co-author of Spiral Dynamics, the most authoritative theory on value systems and change. Before teaming up with Beck, Dawlabani had a prominent career in the real estate industry.He is a prolific blogger and a contributor to The Huffington Post, Medium, the Integral Leadership Review, Kosmos Journal and other publications. His work is featured in the Leader to Leader Journal, Newsweek and The Christian Science Monitor and on NPR, PRN, and Voice of America. Dawlabani is the cofounder, COO and past member of the Board of Directors of The Center for Human Emergence Middle East, a think tank that frames political and economic issues facing the region through the prism of value systems. His past activities include being a guest speaker on the topic of transformational leadership at the Adizes Graduate School in Santa Barbara, and the University of Virginia.