When considering all resources it should be taken into account that the planet itself is a resource and the characteristics upon it are not in unlimited supply. Richard Buckminster Fuller, was an scientist and inventor that took this into full consideration in his work. The Operating Manual For Spaceship Earth poses that this planet is liken to a vessel floating through space with limited food, water, oxygen and other resources. Fuller suggests this perspective will help us manage those resources more effectively. By rationing them out in more responsible ways. Buckminster Fuller was also an inventor who fathered the notion of geodesic domes and other environmentally conscious products that were futuristic even for the modern age.
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Find out more on Buckminster Fuller and his work by visiting the Buckminster Fuller Institute website.