Monday, January 19, 2009

Thinking Ahead of Your Time

There have been people throughout history who spent most of their time thinking and living their lives based on their concepts of the future. Leonardo da Vinci, Buckminster Fuller, Paolo Soleri and Jacques Fresco are examples of these futuristic thinkers.

Jacques Fresco, like da Vinci, Fuller and Soleri, has devoted his life to thinking about the future. He has a self-promoting video, Future by Design, worth watching for it's beautiful drawings, models and simulations of his futuristic ideas. Like most futuristic thinkers, Fresco draws a good deal of skepticism and ridicule. In the video, while certainly self-serving, he still sounds pretty rational.

Take another look at these futuristic thinkers because our technology is catching up with their ideas to the point where, within the next 100 years, we will be able to actually create in the world that which they imagined in their mind's eyes.

Click on the heading above to see more of Fresco's ideas and his Venus Project.

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