Jacque Fresco’s Vision of a New Future
15 Jun 2009
Jacque Fresco, at the age of 93 is a scientist, architect, inventor, designer and urban visionary, who has spent a lifetime conceiving ways to build a better world.
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Jacque Fresco is considered by many to be a modern-day Da Vinci. Now 93 years old, this self-taught scientist, architect, inventor, designer and urban visionary, has spent his whole life conceiving ways to build a better world, from the ground up ñ where war is outdated, there is no shortage of resources and where human rights are not just paper proclamations but a way of life.’
The Venus Project was born out of this global vision of hope for the future of humankind. Reflecting the culmination of his life’s work, it integrates the very best of science and technology, compiling it into a comprehensive blueprint for a more civilised’ society ñ a complete redesign of human culture.
‘We talk about civilisation as though it’s a static state,’ Jacque explains, ‘but as long as you have war, police, prisons and crime, then you’re only in the early stages of civilisation. All the marvels and wonders of technology will amount to nothing, unless it elevates humanity to its highest potential and helps to bring about world unification.‘
To put his ideals into practice, Jacque is building the first ever experimental research city ñ a 25-acre complex in south-central Florida. Construction has already begun and fundraising efforts are underway to support it.
Aside from utilising the very best in green technology ñ wind, solar and heat concentrating systems, hydroponic farm facilities and lush landscaping ñ the city is designed to serve the needs of every member of society and allow occupants to choose the most fulfilling lifestyle.
The project also seeks certain global aims and goals. These include: realising the planet’s resources as the common heritage of all people; transcending the artificial boundaries that are currently separating us, outgrowing nationalism, bigotry and prejudice; replacing money-based economies with a resource-based world economy; redesigning transport systems and industries so that they are green and clean; gradually outgrowing corporate entities and governments as a means of social management; sharing new technologies for the benefit of all nations and enhancing education so that future generations are intellectually and emotionally prepared for the changes and challenges that lie ahead.
Future by Design’ ñ an award winning documentary, tells Jacque Fresco’s life-story and explores his vision: www.fbdthemovie.com
Contact: The Venus Project,
21 Valley Lane, Venus, Florida 33960, USA
Photo: © The Venus Project
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