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Jacque Fresco
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Born (1916-03-13)March 13, 1916
Died May 18, 2017(2017-05-18) (aged 101)
Cause of death Complications from Parkinson's disease
Occupation Futurist, social engineer, structural engineer, architectural designer, industrial designer, author, lecturer
Known for The Venus Project, resource-based economy ideas.
Notable work
Looking Forward (1969), The Best That Money Can't Buy (2002)
Military career
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Navy
Years of service 1942–1945
Rank Rating Badge GM.jpg Gunner's mate, 1st class
Honorary Chief Petty Officer
Battles/wars World War II

Jacque Fresco (March 13, 1916 – May 18, 2017) was an American self-taught structural designer, architectural designer, concept artist, educator, and futurist. Fresco wrote and lectured his views concerning sustainable cities, energy efficiency, natural-resource management, cybernetic technology, advanced automation, and the role of science in society. He was of Jewish descent.

Fresco died at his home in Sebring, Florida from complications of Parkinson's disease on May 18, 2017, aged 101.


  • Looking Forward (1969) co-authored with Kenneth Keyes
  • Introduction to Sociocyberneering (1977)
  • Sociocyberneering Presents Cities in Transition (1978)
  • Sociocyberneering Presents the Determinants of Behavior (1978)
  • Structural Systems and Systems of Structure (1979)
  • The Venus Project: The Redesign of a Culture (1995) (World Future Society best seller)
  • And The World Will Be One (1997)


  • The Venus Project: The Redesign of a Culture (1994)
  • Welcome To The Future (2001)
  • Cities In The Sea (2002)
  • Self-erecting Structures (2002)
  • Future By Design (2006)
  • Zeitgeist: Addendum (2008)

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