Buckminster Fuller $100,000 Challenge

Posted on September 3, 2007  Comments (1)

The Buckminster Fuller Challenge seeks submissions of design science solutions within a broad range of human endeavor that exemplify the trimtab principle. Trimtabs demonstrate how small amounts of energy and resources precisely applied at the right time and place can produce maximum advantageous change.

Solutions should be:

* Comprehensive — a clear demonstration of holistic systems thinking.
* Anticipatory — projectively tracking critical trends and needs; identifying and assessing long term consequences of proposed solutions.
* Ecologically responsible — reflective and supportive of nature’s underlying processes, patterns and principles.
* Verifiable — able to withstand rigorous empirical testing.
* Replicable — capable of being readily undertaken by others.
* Achievable — likely to be implemented successfully and broadly adopted.

How to enter

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One Response to “Buckminster Fuller $100,000 Challenge”

  1. CuriousCat: » Buckminster Fuller: Dymaxion Man
    June 12th, 2008 @ 10:11 am

    “It concerned him not in the least that things had always been done a certain way in the past. In addition to flying cars, he imagined mass-produced bathrooms that could be installed like refrigerator…”

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