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.
DiedMay 18, 2017(2017-05-18) (aged 101)
Sebring, Florida, U.S.
OccupationFuturist, social engineer, structural engineer, architectural designer, industrial designer, author, lecturer
Known forThe Venus Project, resource-based economy ideas.
Notable workLooking Forward[1] (1969), The Best That Money Can't Buy[2] (2002)

Jacque Fresco (March 13, 1916 – May 18, 2017) was an American futurist and self-described social engineer. Self-taught, he worked in a variety of positions related to industrial design.

Fresco wrote and lectured his views on sustainable cities, energy efficiency, natural-resource management, cybernetic technology, automation, and the role of science in society. He directed the Venus Project and advocated global implementation of a socioeconomic system which he referred to as a "resource-based economy".[3][4]


Lectures and Talks



  1. "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on April 6, 2014. Retrieved March 26, 2009. 
  2. http://zgm.se/files/Books/The-Best-That-Money-Cant-Buy.pdf
  3. "TEDxOjai – Jacque Fresco – Resource Based Economy". YouTube. Retrieved June 25, 2014. 
  4. "BBC News – Tomorrow's cities: How the Venus Project is redesigning the future". Bbc.co.uk. August 26, 2013. Retrieved June 25, 2014.