Jacque Fresco

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A very Interesting and inspiring man. You can check out his philosophies and more work at TheVenusProject.com All pictures copyrighted by the venus project.

Jacque Fresco (born March 13, 1916) is a futurist based in Venus, Florida, USA interested in the areas of industrial engineering, architectural design, and social engineering, though he does not have any formal university education in those fields[1]. He started The Venus Project together with Roxanne Meadows. 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.[citation needed] 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.

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    1. Meanwhile, back at the Hall of Justice…

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    2. Didn’t he start Cyberdyne Systems too?

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    3. After what i’ve seen about him in Zeitgeist 2 i must say this old bum is a fucktard.

      He should stop sniffing glue.

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    4. Looks eriely like the Architect of The Matrix.

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    5. His heart is in the right place but unfortunetly Jacque is an “old bum fucktard”

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    6. @The-Penetrator: @EVIL ILLUMINATI:
      On what grounds?

      Because he won’t outright say the only way major change is going to happen is through a major catastrophe and/or social uprising? That the oligarchy isn’t going to step down willingly and start sharing their ill-gotten wealth without being forced?

      @The-Penetrator: Unless you’ve got something to back up and justify your poop-slinging, you just sound like another “self-appointed guardian of the status quo”

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    7. w/e his personal affairs… the man is a talented architect.

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    8. @sylvanish: For once I agree with EI. He’s social ideas are good on paper, but similar ideas have been attempted and always had disastrous results. If step one of your plan is that everyone in the world work together in the spirit of cooperation, then the plan is bound to fail.

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    9. @reboot: Look at the optimism on this guy.

      See, that mentality is the very problem, that pessimism and selfish conditioning that the media so deeply instills in everyone is exactly why we are doomed to fail. There is so much fear of change and so much ingrained hopelessness all around us that so many people think and believe it is impossible to create a harmonious and sustainable society.

      Anyone who has been truly awake for even a moment in their lives can see the black sigils and their negative effect on people everywhere.

      If a plan to save the world is bound to fail, so to are we as a species bound to fail for the same damn reason.

      So be a sheep. Be a stick-in-the-mud and let all the despair and dementia perpetuated by a corrupt system leave you as yet another lazy victim of reality, convinced that the world is shit and always will be shit because people are shit and no amount of hope or love or selfless acts and cooperation is ever going to change that. Be a shit and be satisfied with a shit world.

      I for one defy it. I make every effort I can to lead by example and not be a battery in this shit-machine. We are already living in a world of disastrous results. I am doing all I can to help clean up this shitty mess made by shitty people and not consume resources but produce and share resources. It sucks that there are so few people like me, but even if I am doomed to fail, I don’t care, because so is everyone else.

      At least I will die trying to save us rather than just another wasted sack of consumer shit letting the problem get worse.

      So, yeah, the first step in his plan is flawed because the people of this world are terrified selfish children still fighting over bullshit: DO YOU HAVE A BETTER IDEA? Why don’t you help out instead of just bleating cynicism?

      Point out the problems and offer solutions

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    10. @sylvanish: I’m not saying that any plan to save the world is doomed to fail, I’m saying that particular categories of plans have already been demonstrated to fail.
      “no amount of hope or love or selfless acts and cooperation is ever going to change that”
      The world can be improved, but hope and love are not enough. We need people to actually work hard, make new discoveries, build new social institutions.
      One requirement that I look for in a social plan is scalability. The plan should work just as well with 100 people cooperating as 6 billion. If Jacque Fresco or anyone else were serious about their ideas, why don’t they go to Somalia or some place and start building their idea society?
      And, yes, I do have better ideas. Once my mindcontrol nanobots are completed, I’ll let you know the details.

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    11. @reboot: I’m sorry for lashing out like that, it was uncalled for and you didn’t deserve it. I apologize. It’s just that this is really central to my entire existence and it does my nerves up wretched when I negativity towards those who are trying, without presenting better alternative ideas.

      I hear you on scalability, that is important. But you’re making nanobots, that’s sweet, now I can relax and go have a frosty beverage, since it’s all under way. Nothing to worry about.

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    12. @sylvanish: I bet you have read Ishmael by Daniel Quinn.

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    13. …but having now read the wiki on it I think I’ll jog into town tomorrow and hit up the library. Thanks babe.

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    14. @sylvanish:
      Hehe. Ah and I was so sure I was going to surprise you with my fake psychic abilities. Yes yes, do that please.

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    15. @dieAntagonista: I’ve just added all 3 to my wish list on amazon.com.

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    16. Fresco’s not as hippy-dippy as he comes off sometimes.

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    17. @nyokki: Whoa seriously? Awesome. Yes you’re certainly the kind of person who would enjoy them. Actually I have read only Ishmael. It’s the most famous one of all three. Unfortunately I had to buy the German translation, which I now regret. But I’m going to get all three in English for sure.

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    18. Yeah He’s crazy but He has a very good point about a lot of things.

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