Buckminster Fuller

A Protean of our own times (more or less), a technological idealist you should know about...
I am advantaged in many ways in our day, because I deliberately set about in 1927 to discipline myself to be a comprehensivist; thus countering the almost overwhelming trend to specialization... for better or for worse, I am a professionally trained and persistently active, comprehensive viewer of patterns... (1969:207,209)

Here's a sampling of web sites, for a jump-start: