Jacque Fresco is an industrial engineer, architectural designer,
social engineer, and futurist based in Florida. His optimistic view and
desire to create solutions that maximally benefit the greatest number
of people stem from his formative years during the Great Depression. To
this day he 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.
Jacque has been a guest lecturer at many institutions of higher learning. He was an active participant in discussions at the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions in Santa Barbara, California. He has addressed students at the University of Miami, Princeton University, University of Southern California, Dade Junior College, Queens College, Presbyterian College, University of Southern Florida, Nichols College, Columbia University, Instituto Tecnologico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico and others. He and Ralph Nader were featured guest lecturers at the University of South Florida.
At Princeton University, Jacque addressed the Department of Sociology. His subject was Sociology of the Future. Along with the well-known scientist Margaret Mead, he was extended an invitation to address the college environment conference in Washington, DC. He was a guest speaker for the Tenth Symposium for the Civil Engineering Department of TEC de Monterrey University in Monterrey, Mexico, Latin America’s top rated college. He was a guest speaker at The Utopian Studies Conference in Orlando, FL and lectured at several World Future Society Conferences.
We have all heard lectures that downgrade the present state of affairs. They speak of such social problems as lawlessness, poverty, racial tension and divorce. But how many of us can recall any of these lectures offering creative solutions to these problems? Jacque’s presentations reflect a serious attempt to illuminate the causes and outline a wide range of constructive alternatives. He does this by presenting a redesign of our culture, one that would emphasize the intelligent use of science and technology to enhance the lives of all people while protecting our environment. His subjects range from “New Dimensions in Human Stupidity” to “Imagineering The Future”.A video often accompanies the lectures where his ideas are vividly brought to life through animated models, illustrations and computer animation.
His particular lecture technique enables uninformed audiences to grasp the significance of complex social and technical innovations He speaks dramatically and brilliantly about the urgent transitional problems facing our contemporary society. His audiences find their attention focused intensely and they closely follow his presentation from beginning to end. His lectures have been consistently praised and enthusiastically received.
Jacque is the founder of Sociocyberneering, Inc., now known as The Venus Project. With his associate Roxanne Meadows, he has designed and built the entire twenty-five acre research facility. The function of this project is to prepare approaches and solutions to the major problems that confront the world today. Television and magazine coverage on the project has been worldwide.
Jacque authored The Best That Money Can’t Buy: Beyond Politics, Poverty, & War, The Venus Project: The Redesign of a Culture, and the innovative Amazon download Designing the future: a cybernetic city for the next century, and coauthored the innovative Amazon download Engineering a New Vision of Tomorrow: Jacque Fresco and Roxanne Meadows, founders of The Venus Project in Florida, envision a cybernated city of the future.
Listen to his interview on the Jerry Pippin Show. Watch his YouTube videos. Watch him on the Discovery Channel. Get the DVD Future by Design. This movie was winner of the best documentary award at the Australian International Film Festival in 2006 and was created by Academy Award nominated director William Gazecki.
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