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The Geoscope was a proposal by Buckminster Fuller in 1962 to create a 200 foot diameter globe, which would be covered in colored lights so that it could function as a large spherical display. It was envisioned that the Geoscope would be connected to computers which would allow it to display both historical and current data, and enable people to visualize large scale patterns around the globe.[1]

Many of his ideas for the functions of the Geoscope are now being realized by virtual globes.


  1. Buckminster Fuller Institute. "R. Buckminster Fuller's Geoscope". Buckminster Fuller Institute. Retrieved 2009-05-23.