Jacque Fresco

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Jacque Fresco
Jacque Fresco and lemon tree (cropped).jpg
Born(1916-03-13)March 13, 1916
DiedMay 18, 2017(2017-05-18) (aged 101)
Cause of deathComplications from Parkinson's disease[1]
OccupationFuturist,[2] social engineer,[3] structural engineer, architectural designer, industrial designer, author, lecturer
Known forThe Venus Project, resource-based economy ideas.
Notable work
Looking Forward[4] (1969), The Best That Money Can't Buy[5] (2002)
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Navy
Years of service1942–1945
RankRating Badge GM.jpg Gunner's mate, 1st class
Honorary Chief Petty Officer
Battles/warsWorld War II

Jacque Fresco (March 13, 1916 – May 18, 2017) was an American self-taught structural designer, architectural designer, concept artist, educator, and futurist. Fresco wrote and lectured his views concerning sustainable cities, energy efficiency, natural-resource management, cybernetic technology, advanced automation, and the role of science in society.[6] He was of Jewish descent.[7]

Fresco died at his home in Sebring, Florida from complications of Parkinson's disease on May 18, 2017, aged 101.[8]

References[change | change source]

  1. "RIP Jacque Fresco, the mind died but the idea lives on". Indestructible Ideas. May 22, 2017. Archived from the original on October 8, 2017. Retrieved May 22, 2017.
  2. "The World According to Fresco". IFF. Retrieved April 1, 2016.
  3. "Jacque Fresco – Social Engineer – Legendado Português". dotsub. Retrieved April 2, 2016.
  4. "Free e-Books". The Venus Project.
  5. http://zgm.se/files/Books/The-Best-That-Money-Cant-Buy.pdf
  6. Warren, Bill (1997), Keep Watching the Skies, Jefferson, NC: McFarland Classics, p. 145, ISBN 978-0-7864-0479-7
    • "The special effects by Jacques Fresco are surprisingly good for a television production." – p. 50
  7. "Brave New World". Tablet Magazine. 2 February 2011.
  8. "The Venus Project". The Venus Project.

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to Jacque Fresco at Wikimedia Commons