Fuller's World Electric Power Grid was never constructed, but at the end of the 20th century, there was a kind of electronic echo of his idea, concerning information rather than energy. It is now possible for a programmer, for example, to spend a working day on the solution of a technical problem, and then for her to send over the Internet a file containing the results of that work to another worker situated eight hours west, who can resume the work and in turn send on the latest stage in the programming to someone else. Making hay while the sun shines.



Paul Taylor 2001