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I’ll start with a quote I saw recently:
“It is now possible to take care of everybody on Earth at a higher standard of living that any have ever known. It no longer has to be you or me. Selfishness is unnecessary. War is obsolete. It is a matter of converting the high technology from weaponry to livingry.” -Buckminster Fuller
Leaving alone the concern that perhaps this isn’t really a quote from Buckminster Fuller, and avoiding any pitfalls in the war and peace department I’d like to focus on the very last word. The word that drew me to the quote: livingry.
And to do this ramble justice, I refuse to peruse any of the sprouting livingry websites. Instead let’s just play with the word.
So weaponry, to me, has a passive form and an active form in the sense that it refers to devices constructed to actively cause damage to others – such as guns, cannons, swords, bows and arrows, lasers, ray-guns, etc. (What, you don’t have a ray-gun?) as well as passive objects for defense such as armor, shields, and forcefields.
So consider livingry – what would the passive and active forms look like? What would a passive device achieve? If we use the same idea that passive weaponry is prevention of being harmed and active weaponry aids in harming, we could assume that passive livingry helps prevent death and active livingry aids in living. And we’re talking gadgetry and devices, right? Or what?
I’d like to consider livingry as a bit more sophisticated than simply preventing death, though.
Aack! The ten minutes are up. So I leave it to your imagination: what would you bring to the livingry table?
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