Jacque Fresco, American futurist, Died at 101


Jacque Fresco was born on March 13, 1916, and died on May 18, 2017.

He was an American futurist and self-described social engineer.

Fresco was self-taught, he worked in a variety of positions related to industrial design.

He wrote and lectured his views on sustainable cities, energy efficiency, natural-resource management, cybernetic technology, automation, and the role of science in society.

Fresco directed the Venus Project and advocated global implementation of a socioeconomic system which he referred to as a “resource-based economy”.

He had two marriages when he lived in Los Angeles and carried his second marriage through his first couple of years in Miami.

Fresco divorced his second wife in 1957 and remained unmarried thereafter.

Fresco’s second wife, Patricia, gave birth to a son, Richard, in 1953 and a daughter, Bambi, in 1956.

His son Richard was an army private and died in 1976.

However, Bambi had died of cancer in 2010.

He died in his sleep at his home in Sebring, Florida, from complications of Parkinson’s disease.

Jacque Fresco passed away at 101 years old.