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Jacque Fresco

Birthdate: 13. March 1916
Date of death: 18. May 2017

Jacque Fresco was an American futurist and self-described social engineer. Self-taught, he worked in a variety of positions related to industrial design.

Fresco wrote and lectured his views on sustainable cities, energy efficiency, natural-resource management, cybernetic technology, automation, and the role of science in society. He directed the Venus Project and advocated global implementation of a socioeconomic system which he referred to as a "resource-based economy".

„Our times demand the declaration of the world's resources as the common heritage of all people.“

—  Jacque Fresco

1. A design for the future.
The Best That Money Can't Buy: Beyond Politics, Poverty, & War (2002)

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„People usually blame themselves or “fate.”“

—  Jacque Fresco

However, when two cars collide at an intersection, should we blame the individual drivers, “fate,” or the way transportation is engineered so that it permits collisions in the first place?
Designing the Future (2007)

„You can play a role in the shaping of tomorrow’s world by asking yourself questions like, “What kind of world do I want to live in?” and “What does democracy mean to me?”“

—  Jacque Fresco

There are many other options of organization for the future than those typically discussed today... In order to accomplish this task one must be free of bias and nationalism, and reflect those qualities in the design of policies. How would you approach that? This is a difficult project requiring input from many disciplines.
Source: Designing the Future (2007), p. 6-7

„Whenever money is involved, there is elitism.“

—  Jacque Fresco

6. The inhumanity of a monetary-based system.
The Best That Money Can't Buy: Beyond Politics, Poverty, & War (2002)

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