Jacque Fresco. Engineer for an Ideal Future
On December 22, 2011, 95-year-old futurist Jacque Fresco remotely delivered a lecture on The Venus Project. The lecture was part of the Knowledge Stream Project’s series on “Futurology: The Future of the Future.”
From his high-tech home in Florida, Jacque described for us a city with a resource-based economy, where hard work would be done by intelligent robots, and people would be finally rid of disease, hunger, and poverty. According to Mr. Fresco, if humankind abandons the monetary system, Earth will become a Garden of Eden where clean water, healthy food, and quality education is available to all. Self-created structures will build us a new world on land, at sea, and in space.
After the lecture, there was held a round table with Yevgeny Kuznetsov – Director of Development and Communications Department at RVC; Viktor Vakhshtayn – candidate of Social Sciences, head of the Center for Social and Economic Research at the RANHiGS; Sergey Filonovich – Dean of the HSE Graduate School of Management, professor, RABE Vice-President; Ekaterina Khramkova – CEO of design agency Lumiknows, head of the department for design and innovation of MFPU Synergy, and other experts.