38 Famous Jacque Fresco Quotes

38 Famous Jacque Fresco Quotes

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Jacque Fresco is a futurist and structural designer. He is most famous for the his work as the director of The Venus Project, advocating a global resource based economy. He lives in Florida and still continues his work on the project.

“As we begin to plan for a new human society, we need to foster common values about clean air, water, and other elements of self-sustenance. These, along with a complete inventory of Earth’s resources, will form the basis for a holistic approach to cybernated decision-making.”

“Creativity is taking known elements and putting them together in unique ways.”

“Democracy is a con game. It’s a word invented to placate people to make them accept a given institution. All institutions sing, ‘We are free.’ The minute you hear ‘freedom’ and ‘democracy’, watch out… because in a truly free nation, no one has to tell you you’re free.”

“Earth is abundant with plentiful resources. Our practice of rationing resources through monetary control is no longer relevant and is counter-productive to our survival.”

“I am a futurist, I cannot predict the actual future, only what it can be if we manage the earth and it’s resources intelligently.”

“I don’t get upset if people think I’m crazy. If you go to a mental hospital and someone calls you a name, would you get upset? Of course not. Well, that’s the way I think about the world. They don’t know any better.”

“I have no notions of a perfect society, I don’t know what that means. I know we can do much better than what we’ve got, I’m no utopian, I’m not a humanist that would like to see everybody living in warmth and harmony: I know that if we don’t live that way, we’ll kill each other and destroy the Earth.”

“I was asked once,’your a smart man,why aren’t you rich? I replied ‘your a rich man,why aren’t you smart?’”

“If all things keep changing, how can you become sane?”

“If our system continues without modification involving environmental and social concern, we will face an economic and social break down.”

“If we really wish to put an end to our ongoing international and social problems we must eventually declare Earth and all of its resources as the common heritage of all the world’s people.”

“If you think we can’t change the world, it just means you’re not one of those that will.”

“In my work I am not attempting to predict the future. I am only pointing out what is possible with the intelligent application and humane use of science and technology.”

“It takes a different value system if you wish to change the world.”

“It’s hard to be decent in a money world. We want to shut down all repetitious jobs, automate it, free people.”

“Man, in the collective sense, is the hero of science. Man, in the collective sense, is the hero of Earth.”

“No one is born with greed, prejudice, bigotry, patriotism and hatred, these are all learned behaviors.”

“Our customs, behaviors, and values are byproducts of our culture.”

“Our times demand the declaration of the world’s resources as the common heritage of all people.”

“People will continue to search for answers to universal and perplexing problems. But to find meaningful answers, one must first know what questions to ask.”

“Science and education, when devoid of a social conscience or environmental and human concern, are meaningless.”

“That shit’s got to go!”

“The intelligent use of science and technology are the tools with which to achieve a new direction.”

“The system we advocate is not perfect, it’s just a whole lot better.”

“The Venus Project is a concept that could happen today but it is not up to me, it depends on what others do to help bring it about.”

“The Venus Project presents a bold, new direction for humanity that entails nothing less than the total redesign of our culture.”

“There are no bad people, there are people with insufficient information to make appropriate decisions.”

“Today we have access to highly advanced technologies. But our social and economic system has not kept up with our technological capabilities that could easily create a world of abundance, free of servitude and debt.”

“War represents the supreme failure of nations to resolve their differences. From a strictly pragmatic standpoint, it is the most inefficient waste of lives and resources ever conceived.”

“War, poverty, corruption, hunger, misery, human suffering will not change in a monetary system. That is, there will be very little significant change. It’s going to take the redesign of our culture and values.”

“We are all an integral part of the chain of life.”

“We are not taught to be thinkers, but reflectors of our culture. Let’s teach our children to be thinkers.”

“We have the technology to build a global paradise on earth, and at the same time we have the power to end life as we know it.”

“We talk about civilization as though it’s a static state. There are no civilized people yet, it’s a process that’s constantly going on… As long as you have war, police, prisons, crime, you are in the early stages of civilization.”

“Whatever happens in the world is real, what one thinks should have happened is projection. We suffer more from our fictitious illusion and expectations of reality.”

“When education and resources are available to all without a price tag, there will be no limit to the human potential.”

“When somebody asks, ‘Whats the answer to all of these questions?’ that’s absurd. There is no answer, there are answers, along the way.”

“Wiser, never wise. Smarter, never smart.”