A Conversation between Buckminster Fuller, Norbert Wiener, and Marshall McLuhan.

Juan David Campolargo
2 min readFeb 28


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Buckminster Fuller: Greetings, gentlemen. It’s an honor to be in the presence of such brilliant minds as yourselves.

Norbert Wiener: The honor is mine, Mr. Fuller. I’ve been a fan of your work on geodesic domes for some time now.

Marshall McLuhan: And I’ve been fascinated by your ideas on “Spaceship Earth,” Mr. Fuller. Your concept of a sustainable global civilization is quite thought-provoking.

Buckminster Fuller: Thank you, gentlemen. And, Dr. Wiener, your work on cybernetics and the intersection of technology and society has been particularly influential to me.

Norbert Wiener: And your insights on how the medium shapes the message, Dr. McLuhan, have been equally impactful.

Marshall McLuhan: Yes, the idea that technology is not just a tool, but a force that shapes society and culture, is one that I believe will continue to be important in the years to come.

Buckminster Fuller: Indeed, and I believe that as we continue to advance technologically, it will become increasingly important to consider the broader social and environmental implications of our innovations.

Norbert Wiener: Absolutely. We must consider the ethical and moral implications of our technological advancements.

Marshall McLuhan: And we must also consider how these advancements will shape the way we communicate and interact with one another.

Buckminster Fuller: Yes, the way we communicate and interact with one another is crucial to the success of any global civilization.

Norbert Wiener: Agreed. The future of humanity depends on our ability to communicate and collaborate effectively.

Marshall McLuhan: I couldn’t have said it better myself. Well, gentlemen, it has been a pleasure engaging in this conversation with you.

Buckminster Fuller: The pleasure is mine, gentlemen. Let’s continue to work towards a sustainable and harmonious future for all of humanity.

Norbert Wiener: Yes, let us continue to push the boundaries of what is possible, and strive for a better future for all mankind.

Marshall McLuhan: I couldn’t agree more. Let us continue to strive for a better future for all mankind.



Juan David Campolargo

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