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Future by Design shares the life and far-reaching vision of Jacque Fresco, considered by many to be a modern day Da Vinci. Peer to Einstein and Buckminster Fuller, Jacque is a self-taught ... See full summary »

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Future by Design shares the life and far-reaching vision of Jacque Fresco, considered by many to be a modern day Da Vinci. Peer to Einstein and Buckminster Fuller, Jacque is a self-taught futurist who describes himself most often as a "generalist" or multi-disciplinarian -- a student of many inter-related fields. He is a prolific inventor, having spent his entire life (he is now 90 years old) conceiving of and devising inventions on various scales which entail the use of innovative technology. As a futurist, Jacque is not only a conceptualist and a theoretician, but he is also an engineer and a designer. Written by Gazecki, William

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Interesting sociological and scientific ideas, mind-blowing at times !
1 October 2007 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

The ideas in this movie are controversial and so is the man who is the source of them: Is Jacque Fresco a genius or simply a delusional fantast? He's a little of both (although 'a little' doesn't to the man justice). Some of the technological revolutionary ideas he has are really non-realizable, although no one can predict the distant future. It's a pity the film didn't go deeper, talk about the designs them selves and the ideas and scientific principles behind them. We see a lot of fancy propositions but not a lot of concrete information is given. The idealogical ideas he has, the ones we get illustrated towards the end of the movie, are far more interesting and though I strongly disagree with him on several points, I still feel his vision is an interesting one to collide your own with. I'm not at all interested in engineering, (though I once made a science project about the transatlantic tunnel), but that's not what the whole movie is about. It's really an eye-opener, a wake-up call, someone is finally saying it's not okay that the world is messed up and most important of all: we can fix it!. Optimism will be our savior, and in this time of global warming, world hunger and massive war we badly need one ( and not a man with long hair and a white robe ;-)). The film's no holy grail but I would sure like to see some of the ideas implemented in the future world, and I strongly suspect Mr. Fresco will be remembered in the distant future as a man who wasn't appreciated enough in his own time.

Certainly worth a watch, entertaining and even enlightening.


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