“I am enthusiastic over humanity’s extraordinary and sometimes very timely ingenuities. If you are in a shipwreck and all the boats are gone, a piano top buoyant enough to keep you afloat that comes along makes a fortuitous life preserver. But that is not to say that the best way to design a life preserver is in the form of a piano top.”

R. Buckminster Fuller, Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth