Jacque Fresco


Born
in Brooklyn , The United States
March 13, 1916

Died
May 18, 2017

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Jacque Fresco is an American futurist and self-described social engineer. Fresco is self-taught and has worked in a variety of positions related to industrial design and the aircraft industry.

Fresco writes and lectures his views on sustainable cities, energy efficiency, natural-resource management, cybernetic technology, automation, and the role of science in society. Fresco is the director of The Venus Project. Fresco advocates global implementation of a socioeconomic system which he refers to as a "resource-based economy.


He grew up in a Sephardi Jewish home in Bensonhurst in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. According to Fresco, he had no interest with formal schooling and "dropped out of school at 14." Fresco grew up during the Grea
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Designing The Future

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“I was asked once, 'you're a smart man,why aren't you rich?' I replied, 'you're a rich man, why aren't you smart?”
Jacque Fresco

“Democracy is a con game. It’s a word invented to placate people to make them accept a given institution. All institutions sing, ‘We are free.’ The minute you hear ‘freedom’ and ‘democracy’, watch out… because in a truly free nation, no one has to tell you you’re free.”
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“There are no bad people, there are people with insufficient information to make appropriate decisions.”
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