Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Jacque Fresco, February 9, 2011


Jacque Fresco (born March 13, 1916), is an American self-educated architectural designer, industrial designer, social engineer, self-proclaimed inventor and futurist, prudential adviser, and the creator of The Venus Project. Fresco has worked as both designer and inventor in a wide range of fields spanning biomedical innovations and integrated social systems. He believes his ideas would maximally benefit the greatest number of people and he states some of his influence stems from his formative years during the Great Depression.

The Venus Project was started in the mid-1970s by Fresco and his partner, Roxanne Meadows. The film Future by Design was produced in 2006 describing his life and work. The film Zeitgeist Orientation Presentation was released to Google video in 2009 (narrated by Peter Joseph).

The Zeitgeist Movement is regarded as the activist arm of The Venus Project, and the Zeitgeist Orientation Presentation is considered by many to be the most complete depiction of the Venus Project to date. Fresco writes and lectures extensively on subjects ranging from the holistic design of sustainable cities, energy efficiency, natural resource management and advanced automation, focusing on the benefits it will bring to society.