Jacque Fresco

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Birthday
13, 1916
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
May 18, 2017 (101)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
13, 1916
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
May 18, 2017 (101)

About

Futurist and social engineer who directed The Venus Project, a social and economic system that is intended to run off a resource-based economy. 

Before Fame

He dropped out of school in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn during the Great Depression and attended meetings at the Young Communist League, which he was physically removed from after he vocally dejected the teachings of Karl Marx

Trivia

He is a self-taught scientist who has created conceptual sustainable cities, cybernetics, and energy efficiency. 

Family Life

His parents were Middle-Eastern immigrants Lena and Isaac Fresco. He divorced his second wife, Patricia, in 1957.

Associated With

The Futurist compared his work to that of Buckminster Fuller, who also had grand visions of the future.