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Future by Design (2006)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Sci-Fi | 10 June 2006 (USA)
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Future by Design shares the life and far-reaching vision of Jacque Fresco, considered by many to be a modern day Da Vinci. Peer to Einstein and Buckminster Fuller, Jacque is a self-taught ... See full summary »

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William Gazecki

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William Gazecki
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Cast overview:
William Gazecki ... Self - Narrator (voice)
Jacque Fresco ... Self - Designer
Larry King ... Self - Host, The Larry King Show (archive footage)
Roxanne Meadows Roxanne Meadows ... Self - The Venus Project
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Future by Design shares the life and far-reaching vision of Jacque Fresco, considered by many to be a modern day Da Vinci. Peer to Einstein and Buckminster Fuller, Jacque is a 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 recently celebrated his 100th birthday) 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. Written by Gazecki, William

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Not objective enough but still worth to watch
26 October 2014 | by alexeykorovinSee all my reviews

I fully agree with other reviewers that the film looks more like propaganda for the main character's teachings, without direction, critique or any second opinions. And indeed, many of the ideas of this futurologist can be criticized.

Still, it's nice to hear once again the things he says about science, belief and that we can change most things. The guy is smart. He will make you feel good and strengthen your belief in progress :)

The film is pretty inspiring. It's a great watch for everyone related to science or engineering, though the viewer should resist the charm of the main character and take it all with a grain of salt.

For everyone who liked this film I also recommend the book by a Polish futurologist of the 50s Stanislav Lem "Sum of technology" (Станислав Лем, "Сумма технологии") which is still pretty actual and presents another great set of retro-futuristic views by a very smart man.


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10 June 2006 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Venus, Florida, USA

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$250,000 (estimated)
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