„Whether it is to be Utopia or Oblivion will be a touch-and-go relay race right up to the final moment.... Humanity is in ‘final exam’ as to whether or not it qualifies for continuance in Universe“

From 1980s onwards, Critical Path (1981)

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inventore, designer, architetto 1895 - 1983

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