Signs of the Times

R. Buckminster Fuller, Professor Southern Illinois University in a talk given at Design Seminar Sponsored by American Iron and Steel Institute

I'm really quite convinced that all of humanity is born with much more capability than any of us have yet realized. I'm convinced that the younger world, as it is now coming into being, will demonstrate very, very great capabilities.

We are gradually beginning to realize that the universe has been organized in a way that was very useful to the great pirates of yesterday who needed specialists. But man is not born a specialist at all. Every child is born comprehensively with questions about the universe. It is magnificent. It demonstrates that man has been interested in everything....

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February 27, 1971

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