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DAYS OF FUTURE PAST: Buckminster Fuller

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Wrapping up our featurette on R. Buckminster Fuller (For now) is this fun little museum tour of some of his classic ideas: it includes models and designs, including what I like to call "The Trailer Park of the Future." Click through, or have your life remain meaningless.

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DAYS OF FUTURE PAST: The Dymaxion

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The unveiling of the Dymaxion car is below the jump:
Professional Brilliant Person Buckminster Fuller designed this car in 1933. It was intended to be simple, aerodynamic, fast, and cheap. It could hold 11 people, and could do 90 MPH, which was pretty amazingly fast for a 'family' car in those days.
Unfortunately, it's not very stylish ("We like the future, but only with tail fins!"), and though it was very structuraly sound, it looked and felt rather flimsy (Fuller had an obsession with using the exact minimum ammount of materials required for safety).

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