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Jacque Fresco
Jacque Fresco, Futurist, Industrial Designer, Social Engineer, Pioneer in Human Factors, Investor, Scientist, Consultant, Developer, Researcher, Writer, Author, Speaker, Lecturer and Educator
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Futurist, Industrial Designer, Social Engineer, Pioneer in Human Factors, Investor, Scientist, Consultant, Developer, Researcher, Writer, Author, Speaker, Lecturer, Educator
Guest Biography

Jacque Fresco: Futurist

Mr. Fresco's background includes industrial design and social engineering, as well as being a forerunner in the field of Human Factors. Mr. Fresco has worked as both designer and inventor in a wide range of fields spanning from biomedical innovations to totally integrated social systems.

The Venus Project reflects the culmination of Mr. Fresco's life work: the integration of the best of science and technology into a comprehensive plan for a new society based on human and environmental concern. It is a global vision of hope for the future of humankind in our technological age.

A major documentary entitled, Future By Design, released 2006 on the life, designs, and philosophy of Jacque Fresco. This is produced by Academy Award Nominated and Emmy Winning filmmaker, William Gazecki. The film Zeitgeist Addendum featuring Mr. Fresco and The Venus Project produced by Musician and Film Maker Peter Joseph was released in 2008. A sequel to this film, Zeitgeist Moving Forward, was produced in 2011 featuring Mr. Fresco aims and directions. The documentary Paradise or Oblivion, produced by Roxanne Meadows, introduces the culmination of Jacque Fresco's work, and viable solutions for the future.

Professional Positions

  • Aircraft Designer for the Northrop Division of Douglas Aircraft, Los Angeles, California
  • Design consultant for Rotor Craft Helicopter Company, Los Angeles, California
  • Design consultant for Landgraf Helicopter Co., Los Angeles, California
  • Co-creator of Revel Plastics Company with Lou Glaser
  • Designer in the Army Air Force Design and Development Unit, Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio
  • Design Developer of experimental equipment for behavioral scientist, Keller Breland
  • Director of Scientific Research Laboratories, Los Angeles, California
  • Architectural Designer of pre-fabricated industrial buildings for Houser Industrial Co., Los Angeles, California
  • Architectural Designer for Trend Homes, Inc., Los Angeles, California
  • Design Developer of three-dimensional projection systems for Paramount producer Jack Moss
  • Research Engineer for Raymond De-Icer Corp., Los Angeles, California
  • Technical Consultant to the Motion Picture Industry, including technical advisor and effects creator for the film Project Moonbase (1953) written by Robert A. Heinlein; for Encyclopaedia Britannica Films; and for Camera Eye Pictures, Inc., for the film, The Naked Eye (1956), which won the Robert J. Flaherty Award for creative film documentary and was nominated for an Academy Award.
  • Colleague and work associate of Donald Powell Wilson of Los Angeles, the noted psychologist who wrote My Six Convicts.
  • Industrial Design Instructor at the Art Center School in Hollywood, California
  • Design Consultant for Major Realty Co. and Aluminum Co. of America (Alcoa)
  • Creator of Jacque Fresco Enterprises, Inc. for the development of prefabricated aluminum devices
  • Design Developer of electronic devices for the Parkinson's Institute of Miami
  • Founder and Director of Sociocyberneering, Inc., Miami, Florida, the forerunner to the Venus Project
  • Founder and Director of the Venus Project, Venus, Florida

Books Authored

  • Looking Forward co-authored with Kenneth Keyes, 1969, A.S. Barnes & Company
  • 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 Best That Money Can't Buy: Beyond Politics, Poverty & War, 2002
  • Designing the Future, 2007

Videos Produced and Filmed

  • The Venus Project: The Redesign of a Culture, 1994
  • Welcome To The Future, 2001
  • Cities In The Sea, 2002
  • Self-erecting Structures, 2002
  • Designing the Future, 2006

Inventions and Designs - many of which have been patented and have had wide commercial acceptance

  • Systems for noiseless and pollution free aircraft
  • Boundary layer control and electrodynamic methods for aircraft control that dispenses with ailerons, elevators, rudders, and flaps
  • A new structural bracing system for aircraft wings, commissioned by the U.S. Air Force, 1947
  • Experimental equipment for behavioral scientist, Keller Breland
  • Pre-fabricated industrial buildings for Houser Industrial Co.
  • 12 variations of an aluminum “Trend Home," a prefabricated house designed and developed for Mike Shore and Earl Muntz, 1945
  • Principle technique for three-dimensional x-ray units and for viewing three-dimensional film and television projection without the use of glasses, for Paramount producers Jack Moss and Irving Yergin, 1949
  • An electrostatic system controls for aircraft and the elimination of sonic boom for Raymond De-Icer
  • Electrostatic anti-icing system for Raymond De-Icer Co.
  • Twin Pontoon Outboard Surf Rider - 10' long, weight 160 lbs., without motor developed for Joe Abaloe
  • Prefabricated aluminum “Sandwich” houses for Major Realty Corporation in collaboration with Aluminum Company of America, 1961
  • A three-wheel low cost motor vehicle developed for Miami Motor Co., consisting of only 32 parts, 1961
  • Experimental electronic devices for The Parkinson's Institute of Miami
  • Structural Y-Frame Shelters developed for Allan Sanford
  • Hundreds of Medical Devices for Dr. Irving Fixel
  • Various products, such as, the Volk Pipe, pre-fabricated extruded display cabinets, record reel dispenser for magnetic tapes, 180° hinge, vectograph displayer, enclosed sanitary sleeping chamber, ultraviolet lamp, serving tray, snap together lamp, high impact safety helmet, electronic surgical instruments for the medical field
  • Numerous extruded aluminum devices, including, Utilitarian Draftsman Rack, Pencil Rack, Draftsman Scale - 12" to 36'', Smokers Pipe Rack, Cigarette Holder, Dual Straightedge, Comb, 1967-68
  • Designed and built a wide variety of reinforced concrete structures
  • Numerous components and systems for architectural construction