1 Comment Stanley on 19/07/2020 at 2:48 pm Perhaps it would be a bit less confusing if the word decentralization was correctly spelled. The interview does hit on an important issue of life. More people are needing to be more creative in supporting themselves since big companies have been working hard to reduce their staff costs by automating. It’s useful to understand that civilization has moved beyond food, clothing and shelter and finding meaningful processes for people to take advantage of each other’s services will require a whole new kind of economy. On page 107 in Buckminster Fuller’s “Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth, he says, “To take advantage of the fabulous magnitudes of real wealth waiting to be employed intelligently by humans and unlock automation’s postponement by organized labor we must give each human who is or becomes unemployed a life fellowship in research and development or just simple thinking.” He goes on to explain how this process will pay for itself and how, “Thus, production will no longer be impeded by humans trying to do what machines can do better.” — Stan Log in to Reply Submit a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.