Friday, August 20, 2010


FUTURIST Jacque Fresco is giving a talk at Bristol University on Saturday about his ideas about a resource-based economy.

The Venus Project lecture will be held at The Auditorium, in Queens Road, Clifton, at 1pm.

New York-born Fresco describes the Venus Project as a "straightforward approach to the redesign of a culture, in which the age-old inadequacies of war, poverty, hunger, debt, environmental degradation and unnecessary human suffering are viewed not only as avoidable, but totally unacceptable".

The social engineer, industrial designer and innovator, has worked for more than 60 years, developing technical and social solutions for a future global civilisation, free from war, poverty, crime and environmental degradation.

He said the goal was a resourced based economy, a society without money where we utilise renewable energy sources and take advantage of the latest science and technology available, to restructure our society with equal access to all the world's resources available to every human being.

Fresco has written several books, including The Best that Money Can't Buy: Beyond Politics, Poverty & War' and 'The Venus Project: The Redesign of a Culture.

Also present at the lecture will be Roxanne Meadows who started working with Fresco in the 1970s.

A question and answer session will follow the lecture. For tickets, go to