Richard Buckminster Fuller was a well-known American architect, systems theorist, author, and inventor. Similar to the visions of the industrialist Henry Ford, the Nobel Prize winner Friedrich Hayek and the Austrian economist Milton Friedman, Buckminster Fuller also predicted a concept that was similar to the invention of Satoshi Nakamoto 54 years ago in 1967.
Buckminster Fuller: “Build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete”
In a recent editorial, Bitcoin.com News discussed how famous industrialist Henry Ford, founder of Ford Motor Company, envisioned an idea that resembled Bitcoin some 100 years ago. It was further said that before cypherpunks like Timothy May and Eric Hughes wrote about digital cash, Friedrich Hayek and Milton Friedman also predicted a technology that would work similarly to Satoshi’s Bitcoin project. Buckminster Fuller was another intelligent person who predicted the invention of cryptocurrencies and new wealth.
Fuller was not a fan of the financial system years before his death on July 1, 1983. People referred to Fuller as the “grandfather of the future,” and the systems theorist often said, “God wanted all people to be rich.” Will trigger the prosperity movement.
“I have to talk about something that will be one of the big new discoveries by AD 2000,” Fuller said in an interview. “A realistic – scientific accounting system – of what wealth is … Wealth is not the gold that the old pirates had – wealth is energy,” he added.
It was 1967 Buckminster Fuller predicted Bitcoin and new wealth.
“I’m going to talk about what by 2018 would be one of the realizations of a realistic – scientific accounting system – of what wealth is. Wealth is not pirates’ gold – wealth is energy. “
– Brian Roemmele (@BrianRoemmele) December 17, 2020
Rich Dad Poor Dad author Robert Kiyosaki believes Buckminster Fuller predicted blockchain technology
Robert Kiyosaki, the bestselling author of “Rich Dad Poor Dad”, wrote in 1967 about Fuller who predicted the coming of Bitcoin. Kiyosaki and a friend visited Fuller at the Montreal, Canada Expo Center to see Fuller’s geodesic dome. In 1981, Kiyosaki was invited to “spend a week with Dr. Fuller to study at a lodge outside Lake Tahoe ”. The bestselling author emphasized:
I believe Fuller predicted the blockchain technology that cryptocurrencies are built on.
Kiyosaki describes and cites Fuller on several occasions in his memoirs in which he recalls the famous inventor. The author of “Rich Dad Poor Dad” stated that, decades before Satoshi Nakamoto dropped Bitcoin, Fuller introduced “a complete reshaping of the world economy through a synchronized accounting system integrated into a global energy network”. Kiyosaki emphasized that Fuller’s forecast was that the US dollar would be “replaced by new money – money made from energy for energy”.
Richard Buckminster Fuller stands in front of the inventor’s geodesic dome. The geodesic domes withstand very high weight loads and are architecturally based on a geodesic polyhedron. Fuller published more than 30 books on science, invention, governance, and the future by his death in 1983.
The book “Critical Path”, published in 1981 together with Fuller’s “Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth”, is considered to be one of Fuller’s best-known works. In the book, Fuller says, “Computers make it convenient to electronize wealth-sharing games that move goods in services in more channelized, designed structures. But not a big brother as there is no central planning authority – just lots of dial-up “games” with costs and rewards that are likely to attract those who have a self-interest in playing. “
Author Garrison Breckenridge also highlights in his editorial titled “What Blockchain Can Learn from One Man’s Attempt to Save the World” how Fuller envisioned Satoshi’s technological breakthrough. Fuller was known to be a lateral thinker when it came to change and technological inventions. The systems theorist and author knew full well that the old systems of finance and government were antiquated and could not be repaired by fighting the current infrastructure of the status quo. Fuller is famously quoted as saying:
You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, create a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.
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