Monday, October 8, 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!


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