NOVUS Summit at United Nations presents Jacque Fresco award for city design.

NOVUS Summit at United Nations presents Jacque Fresco award for city design.


NOVUS Summit, United Nations
07.17.2016 presented Jacque Fresco an award for city design Hello. In 1974, Jacque Fresco appeared
on Larry King’s show. 1974! This is how the interview begins. [Larry King]
My guest is an extraordinary Miamian:
Dr. Jacque Fresco. I could go through all the things
that Dr. Fresco has done. He’s a social engineer,
industrial engineer, designer, inventor, consultant – was a consultant –
for Rotorcraft Helicopter, Director of Scientific Research
Laboratories Los Angeles, designed and copyrighted various items, ranging from drafting instruments
to X-ray units, has had works published in the Architectural
Record, Popular Mechanics, Saturday Review, and has been a technical and psychological
consultant to the motion picture industry, member of the Air Force design
and development unit at Wright Field, developed the electrostatic
anti-icing systems, designed prefabricated aluminum houses… What does it say on your driver’s license? What is the occupation? [Jacque Fresco]
Industrial designer… social engineer. – Does it bug you that people, when they talk about
Jacque Fresco in Miami, say that he’s someone who’s too far
ahead of his time, his thinking is- we’re not ready for advanced kind
of thinking, of that type. – I imagine every creative person
in every field encounters that sort of problem. No, it doesn’t. I can’t afford it; there’s too many things
that are important. For the past 85 years, Jacque Fresco has blessed us with his unwavering commitment
and uncompromising work to re-engineer a better future. He is the founder of The Venus Project, which integrates science and technology into a comprehensive plan
for a new society based on human and environmental concerns. The Venus Project proposes a system
in which automation and technology are intelligently integrated
into a holistic, socio-economic design, where the primary function
is to maximize the quality of life rather than profits. Jacque Fresco has recently celebrated
his 100th birthday! And he couldn’t join us today
but he is watching us right now. On behalf of all of us Mr. Fresco, thank you and your partner
Roxanne Meadows, for your vision, your tireless research, extraordinary life achievements, and everlasting legacy. Mr. Fresco, we are beginning to get there. We are beginning to get ready
for this advanced kind of thinking. We are getting there,
and you have been a critical force for that change. Please, a warm round of applause
for Mr. Jacque Fresco! [Applause] This is Julio, who will pick up the award. [Jacque Fresco] I am deeply honored and appreciate
this prestigious recognition for my work with city design. These cities are part of a broader picture that I’ve dedicated my life towards. My aim was to identify the root causes of the problems we face today, and propose alternatives for them. I concluded it was
the social design itself that creates the unnecessary
human suffering, when at the same time
we have the technical ability and the resources that can surpass
our present conditions. [Roxanne Meadows]
Jacque proposes a new holistic socioeconomic design he calls
a Resource Based Economy, in which the methods
of science and technology are integrated to maximize
the quality of life for all people. This project also introduces
a set of practical values to give people a better understanding
of our relationship to one another, and the environment. One fundamental premise
is that we work toward having all of the Earth’s resources
as the common heritage of all the world’s people. It requires the intelligent management
of Earth’s resources in order to achieve
a high standard of living for the entire global population. Anything less will simply result
in a continuation of the same problems we have today. This also incorporates
a systems approach to architecture which is in harmony with nature. All cities will be designed to operate with a minimum expenditure of energy using the cleanest technology available. We are now organizing to initiate
the very first city, under our recently formed
501c3 organization called Resource Based Economy. We welcome your inquiry and participation to help build this new innovative city. Now we operate under the name
The Venus Project out of Venus Florida. We invite you to learn more about
this positive alternative at theVenusProject.com. Thank you for this opportunity. Again, thank you very much for this award. [Applause] On behalf of Jacque Fresco
and the Venus Project, we thank you very much. [Applause] That was really inspiring,
it’s amazing to see what’s going on there.

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