In The Wall Street Journal, Director of Urban Expansion, Solly Angel, reviews Alec Nevala-Lee’s Inventor of the Future: The Visionary Life of Buckminster Fuller:
Buckminster Fuller’s technological insights, while impressive, are not what we need today. We do not need grand designs and we do not need controlling designers at the helm to direct our choices for the future. We need arrangements that will allow us to remain free to do as we please and pursue our dreams while abiding by rules, reached by common agreement, that ensure our freedoms do not result in harm to others or to our planet. We can think big about our common future, and we must welcome appropriate technologies, but only if they do not rely on greater and greater social controls by those who decide they know best how to make us safer and happier.