Bucky simply said. "I am glad that I have lived long enough to see this!
It is simply wonderful! I hope and pray that you live long enough to see the principle upon which this marvelous artifact is based become the new energy source for all of the passengers on Spaceship Earth."
"I am afraid that there could be hell to pay. I do not use such language lightly. I fear that those who are in power will not welcome this wonderful news. You will need all the help you can get and then some. We will need the full genius of this self regenerative universe to help us navigate through what could very well become a more and more narrow passage to a benign future. I hope that my life can ser6ve as a hopeful sign to help you and all of humanity through the trials and tribulations that will undoubtedly come our way in the not distant future. It won't be smooth sailing I can tell you that much. The seas will get very rough."
"If you can bring forward this beacon of hope then perhaps the abundant and delightful future I know is still possible can actually be realized."
"Spaceship Earth is at least ninety degrees off course. You see, in such a situation, a course correction of a few degrees just won't do. We need to actually take the helm and turn her hard into the wind. We need to really change our tack and not just make empty gestures. This is going to take a tremendous amount of power. Once we have the power only our integrity can see us through the storm that is approaching."
--- R. Buckminster Fuller
Also know as the "Dymaxion Map," the Fuller Projection Map is the only flat map of the entire surface of the Earth which reveals our planet as one island in one ocean, without any visually obvious distortion of the relative shapes and sizes of the land areas, and without splitting any continents. It was developed by R. Buckminster Fuller who "By 1954, after working on the map for several decades," finally realized a "satisfactory deck plan of the six and one half sextillion tons Spaceship Earth."