Jacque Fresco

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Jacque Fresco
Jacque Fresco and lemon tree (cropped).jpg
Born (1916-03-13)March 13, 1916
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Died May 18, 2017(2017-05-18) (aged 101)
Sebring, Florida, U.S.
Cause of death Complications from Parkinson's disease[1]
Occupation Futurist,[2] social engineer,[3] structural engineer, architectural designer, industrial designer, author, lecturer
Known for The Venus Project, resource-based economy ideas.
Notable work Looking Forward[4] (1969), The Best That Money Can't Buy[5] (2002)
Website www.thevenusproject.com
Military career
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Navy
Years of service 1942–1945
Rank Rating Badge GM.jpg Gunner's mate, 1st class
Honorary Chief Petty Officer
Battles/wars World 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]

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  4. http://www.thevenusproject.com/downloads/ebooks/looking_forward/Looking-Forward-v2.pdf
  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. www.tabletmag.com
  8. www.thevenusproject.com

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