Futurist and social engineer who directed The Venus Project, a social and economic system that is intended to run off a resource-based economy.
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.
He is a self-taught scientist who has created conceptual sustainable cities, cybernetics, and energy efficiency.
His parents were Middle-Eastern immigrants Lena and Isaac Fresco. He divorced his second wife, Patricia, in 1957.
The Futurist compared his work to that of Buckminster Fuller, who also had grand visions of the future.