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8 October 2007

Jacque Fresco

Born on March 13, 1916, Jacque Fresco is an industrial engineer, architectural designer and futurist based in Florida.

His formative years during the Great Depression greatly influenced his desire to create solutions that maximally benefit the greatest number of people. Fresco has worked as both designer and inventor in a wide range of fields such as biomedical innovations, integrated social systems and prefabricated housing.

Fresco is interested in the integration of science and technology into a comprehensive plan for a new society, based on human and environmental concern. His organization, The Venus Project, promotes a global vision of hope for the future of humankind.

The Venus Project website states:

"The plans for The Venus Project offer society a broader spectrum of choices based on the scientific possibilities inherent in current technology and direct that knowledge toward a new era of peace and sustainability for all cultures. Through the implementation of a resource-based economy, and a multitude of innovative and environmentally friendly technologies directly applied to the social system, The Venus Project proposals dramatically reduce crime, poverty, hunger, homelessness, and many other pressing problems that are common throughout the world today."

Sounds and looks like something straight out of Expo 67!

images: www.thevenusproject.com



Blogger AJ Kandy said...

That's all so THUNDERBIRDS it's not funny. I wonder if their production designers didn't lift some ideas from his work -- the jet plane in particular is very Thunderbird 1 and the island-sanctuary with boat is very Tracy Island!

12:03 am  
Blogger stinkypaw said...

Wow! This is quite futuristic looking and yet it has this retro flavor to it! Looks like some TV show sets from the 70s like "Cosmo 1999"... Interesting.

5:15 pm  
Blogger mod*mom said...

LOVE it ( i saw a youtube of him talking about this )

5:26 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe he should try to design something new instead of using his 50 year old ideas over and over.
I liked Thunderbirds, but this will not convince me into the Venus Project. Its all too simple and "bigger is better".

2:22 am  
Anonymous Moyocoyatzin Huitzilihuitl said...

Way ahead of us time. For some people it will take a supreme effort to grasp just a bit of what Mr. Fresco is proposing. These people need to investigate more and to invest their lives to effectively give a valid opcion, and if they can't do that the best they can do is at least be more humble and try to understand the work done by this notable futuristic genius.

7:20 am  

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