This world is built on political and economic hierarchies that completely control resources and alter the environment, almost always for the worse.
Buckminster Fuller’s key innovative thinking was based on facilitating a self-organizing society, as occurs in natural environments.
The fundamental idea is that Nature could inspire other social structures, sustainable, self-organized and universally local. In these, decision-making is distributed and cells communicate with each other, especially with those closest to them.
In this sense, Fuller was in favor of ‘conscious engineering’, that is, making civil engineering a tool for transforming society, cooperate instead of compete, and free people instead of enslaving them.
All these ideas were very fashionable from the late 1950s to the early 1970s. When the economic boom and space programs seemed to promise a future very different from today.