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Jacque Fresco Designing the Future Copyright 2007 Jacque Fresco & Roxanne Meadows
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2 SPECIAL THANKS TO Roxanne Meadows Bob Schilling Steve Doll PRODUCTION CREDITS AND COPYRIGHT NOTICES All Designs Jacque Fresco Models Jacque Fresco & Roxanne Meadows D r a w i n g s J a c q u e F r e s c o R o x a n n e M e a d o w s Photography Jacque Fresco & Roxanne Meadows Animation Illustrations Doug Drexler No part of this book may be reproduced in any form or by any electronic or mechanical means, including information storage and retrieval systems, without permission in writing from The Venus Project, Inc. except by a reviewer, who may quote brief passages in a review. All rights reserved. The copyrights of all text and pictures in this book and the designs and illustrations in the FUTURE BY DESIGN 2-Disc Collector’s Edition DVD are held by Jacque Fresco and Roxanne Meadows unless stated otherwise. T he Venus Project, Inc 21 Valley Lane Venus, FL 33960 USA Phone: 863-465-0321 Fax: 863-465-1928 www.TheVenusProject.com fresco@TheVenusProject.com meadows@TheVenusProject.com
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3 Introduction A Future by Design Your Challenge Chapter One From Yesterday to Tomorrow Chapter Two All Things Change Chapter Three Using the Scientific Method Chapter Four Existing Myths Chapter Five From One System to Another Chapter Six Future by Design Chapter Seven Cities That Think Chapter Eight Fear of Machines Chapter Nine Cities in the Sea Chapter Ten Decision Making and Laws Chapter Eleven Lifestyles Conclusion 4 6 8 13 15 18 25 26 31 49 51 62 67 72 Table of Contents
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4 INTRODUCTION A Future by Design Are you prepared to design the future? Although many of us feel we can prepare for our future by thinking, acting, and learning using present methods and values, nothing is farther from the truth – especially in today’s rapidly changing world. A newborn child enters a world not of his or her own making. Each succeeding genera- tion inherits the values, accomplishments, hopes, successes, and failings of previous generations. And they inherit the results of the decisions made by those generations. For the hundreds of thousands of years of human existence when tech- nologies were simple or non-existent, this may have had little impact on hu- man life and the earth that sustains it. Each generation of hunters and gath- erers, then plowmen and pioneers, passed on tools to the next generation to help them survive. Change from one generation to the next was slow and hardly noticeable. In those days there was little understanding of science and how things worked, and explanations were not scientific. This is no longer the case in today’s high-tech world where a change that affects millions may happen in a matter of seconds. A child born today inherits a world vastly different from that of its parent’s generation, let alone that from centuries ago. Previous generations left a legacy of exploitation, occupation, and irrelevant values that present great challenges, but also opportunities to the people of today. The application of scientific principles, for better or for worse, accounts
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