Thursday 8 January 2009

Future by Design

Trailer for a film by William Gazecki about Jacque Fresco, the 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.

Apropos to this, is this: "It is not difficult to imagine end-of-the-world scenarios. Indeed, the problem is to imagine a plausible future in which humanity ultimately arrives at a positive outcome." ( so for whatever other reservations there may be, you have to give Jacque points on that count, and yes, we have seen those locations before here on TFP.