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Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth by R. Buckminster Fuller

Operating Manual For Spaceship Earth is a short book by R. Buckminster Fuller, first published in 1968, following an address with a similar title given to the 50th annual convention of the American Planners Association in the Shoreham Hotel, Washington D.C., on 16 October 1967[1]. Spun off from general systems theory, it describes a model [...]

How to Build a Universe That Doesn’t Fall Apart Two Days Later, by Philip K. Dick, 1978

It is my job to create universes, as the basis of one novel after another. And I have to build them in such a way that they do not fall apart two days later. Or at least that is what my editors hope. However, I will reveal a secret to you: I like to build [...]