What Do Billionaires Understand About Technology?
You could say billionaires don’t have to understand much about technology, they are already wealthy and you’d probably be right. Many have however made their wealth by employing technology and by employing people who understood what technology really is.
Technology is a subject that very few people actually understand. In1983 Buckminster Fuller published his book titled “GRUNCH – Gross Universal Cash Heist” which focuses on greed and selfishness, and the separation of money and wealth. (you cab read GRUNCH online at the above link or purchase it from the Buckminster Fuller Institute)
Here are a couple of quotes from GRUNCH and also a short video that will open your eyes.
- “The Alcoa president hoped that I would switch from corrugated, galvanized iron grain bins to corrugated aluminum bins. He told me that the cost of aluminum would always decrease. He said that the main cost was that of the electrolytic refining of bauxite ore into aluminum. He said the cost of electricity for the process was always decreasing as we learned to produce ever more kilowatt hours per each BTU of fossil fuel expended. Aluminum, he said, is one of nature’s most abundant elements. The wholesale price of aluminum in 1940, when Alcoa’s president made that statement to me, was twelve cents per pound. Today it is selling for over a dollar a pound, not because the Alcoa president was wrong in what he said but because massively organized selfishness has dishonestly changed the scoring system.” RBuckminster Fuller, GRUNCH, p80.
- “It is evident that the degree of technical “advantage” now attained by world-around industrial production capability, if realistically appraised and articulated, now shows that all humanity has just reached a state of comprehensive technical advantage adequate to provide a billionaire’s level of living on an indefinitely sustainable base for all of the over four billion human passengers now aboard Spaceship Earth (see Critical Path). The world’s economic accounting system, if properly entered into the world’s computers, will quickly indicate that comprehensive economic success for all humanity is now realizable within a Design Science Decade. All it takes is shifting from weaponry to livingry production.” R Buckminster Fuller, GRUNCH p80
And then in the next paragraph …
Technology – What does it mean? Buckminster Fuller put it very simply as our ability to do more with less everyday. This became the philosophy behind Edwards Deming’s work in rebuilding Japan after the second world war and is clearly shown in this 3 minute video.
Technology is very closely linked to wealth and abundance today, and once you understand these three aspects you have the basic tools necessary to become one of 10 Billion Billionaires … and to becoming a billionaire for World Peace.
Once you can ‘let go’ of your feelings of scarcity, of there ‘not being enough’ you have started to step into an abundance context and you will start to see technology everywhere.
I’m currently reading a biography of Buckminster Fuller , “Home In The Universe” by Alden Hatch and at age 27 Buckminster Fuller went into a meditative period for two years where he rarely spoke and during that time he ‘uneducated himself’, and developed what he called the ability to do his own thinking.
He also got back in touch with, and maintained a ‘childlike appreciation’ of nature until he died and was in pure wonder at the technology nature was using.
Yes, nature employs complex and sophisticated technology, some of which scientists are just starting to understand. Science has been and will continue to study nature and the Universe to seek out answers to our problems. Indeed that is what Bucky dedicated his life to.
Technology, or our ability “to do more with less everyday” is a form of LEVERAGE.
Leverage is something that all billionaires understand, and if you saw the biref video above you will, like me be in awe at the vast number of technological breakthroughs happening every day and every year.
Our challenge, the challenge of our evolution is to put this technolgy to the benefit of all of humanity and to see that we create a world that works for everyone.
That is our Vision at Your Healthy Planet.com … to create a world of healthy, happy and vital people. A world that flourishes, and works for everyone.
At Your Healthy Planet.com we have developed a structure that provides leverage for individuals, businesses, sporting clubs and not for profit organizations to help each of them share in the enormous abundance and wealth that our beautiful planet Earth is capable of providing.It is also our job, if we want to continue on planet Earth to learn to give back more than we take. As in nature, nature gives back more than it takes.
A plant produces the potential for thousands more like itself to provide for abundance and it has only been our greed, selfishness and ignorance of the time, that has blocked the realization of abundance for everyone.
Your Healthy Planet.com is not the only new evolving artfact that promotes and enlivens abundance for everyone. There are many billionaires in the making who have realized that we can all work together for the benefit of everyone. Find them and support them and learn for them.