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  • The Kindle is a beautiful example of the phenomenon visionary architect and futurist Buckminster Fuller called "ephemeralization," in which human societies use fewer raw materials to accomplish tasks as they grow more advanced.

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  • DE: A core principle of simplicity discussed in my book is "ephemeralization" which means to progressively lighten the impact of our lives on the ecology and at the same time to progressively do ever more with ever less.

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  • Fuller talked about the "ephemeralization" of stuff-the things you need will get lighter and less massive, smaller, etc. Including communications, for instance, or power generation.

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  • It's what Bucky Fuller called "ephemeralization", the substitution of design information for material and energy costs.

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  • Buckminster Fuller, of geodesic dome fame, forecast the trend toward ephemeralization (less material required for greater benefit).

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  • Synergetics, dymaxion designs and ephemeralization are just a few of the mystifying concepts that might blow your mind during "R. Buckminster Fuller: The History (and Mystery) of the Universe."

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  • If I had to make a bet on which company would define the ephemeralization era, it would be Amazon and not Facebook.

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  • Facebook, with 500 million members worldwide, might be the most vivid illustration of ephemeralization -- a large and growing business that, apart from a few server farms and a few cubicle farms, has few tangible assets -- and it has recently teamed up with Amazon to make Amazon's recommendations more "social."

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  • Despite the ravaging effects of high unemployment, the ephemeralization of the economy continues unabated.

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  • First point, ephemeralization, singularity, incorrectly conflating Earth's human population with the human population; population density in Calcutta and urban Southern California is very similar; problem isn't population, it's wealth.

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  • What do you mean? I think the standard of living is going up in most of the "first world" countries. Now, the third world countries which don't have technology have much lower standards of living.

    June 4, 2008

  • A term coined by R. Buckminster Fuller. It refers to the ability of people to use technological advances to continuously do more with less. Fuller’s vision was that ephemeralization will result in ever increasing standards of living for an ever growing population despite finite resources. (Wikipedia)

    Has this been disproven?

    June 3, 2008