Jacque Fresco Quotes

Who is Jacque Fresco?

Jacque Fresco was an American futurist and self-described social engineer.

Born March 13, 1916
Died May 18, 2017

Best 18 Quotes by Jacque Fresco

“Democracy is a con game. It’s a word invented to placate people to make them accept a given institution. All institutions sing, ‘We are free.’ The minute you hear ‘freedom’ and ‘democracy’, watch out… because in a truly free nation, no one has to tell you you’re free.”

“I was asked once, "You're a smart man, why aren't you rich?"
I replied, "You're a rich man, why aren't you smart?”

“If you think we can't change the world, it just means you're not one of those who will.”

“The only limitations on the future of the humankind are those we impose upon ourselves.”

“There are no bad people, there are people with insufficient information to make appropriate decisions.”

“We are not taught to be thinkers, but reflectors of our culture. Let’s teach our children to be thinkers.”

“Whatever happens in the world is real, what one thinks should have happened is projection. We suffer more from our fictitious illusion and expectations of reality.”

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“As we begin to plan for a new human society, we need to foster common values
about clean air, water, and other elements of self-sustenance. These, along with a
complete inventory of Earth’s resources, will form the basis for a holistic approach to
cybernated decision-making.”

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“Earth is abundant with plentiful resources. Our practice of rationing resources through monetary control is irrelevant and counter-productive to our survival.”

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“Either we learn to live together in full cooperation or we will cause our own extinction.”

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“If we behaved like banks we would be charged with fraud.”

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“Most churches make people feel guilty about natural human inclinations, making them feel dependent on the church for forgiveness. Religion focuses on unresolved human problems of insecurity, shame, fear, and wish fulfillment, and offers hope for a better life in the next world. Science offers people the tools of reason and knowledge to help build self-reliance and free people from mythology and simple wish fulfillment.”

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“Our main problem is a lack of understanding of what it means to be human and that we are not separate from nature.”

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“Science and education, when devoid of a social conscience or environmental and human concern, are meaningless.”

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“Unfortunately, we tend to support basic values and traditions that reflect the past, without questioning their appropriateness to the present or the future.”

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“We can build rockets to explore outer space and enhance the quality of life on Earth, or we can use them to destroy other nations.”

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“We must stop constantly fighting for human rights and equal justice in an unjust system, and start building a society where equal rights are an integral part of the design.”

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“Whenever money is involved, there is elitism.”

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