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Redesigning the future with Venus Project

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Sun, March 21 2010   /  04:31 pm

It has been 70 years since the closing of the 1939 World Fair in New York. The event displayed visions of the World of Tomorrow, a world where science and technology would produce futuristic devices and solutions for humanity. Today these visions are labeled science fiction and "just in your imagination" theories, but 93-year-old social engineer and futurist Jacque Fresco and his Venus Project have looked into the world of today to redesign the world of tomorrow. Of the many issues people face today, most city-dwellers are highly concerned about transportation issues that seem to have a never-ending line of problems. Problems from car crashes to heavy Jakarta traffic jams and of course our metropolitan pollution. However, the cities of tomorrow promise no more car crashes, as technology will prop up our human inadequacies and not just prevent but also eliminate any form of cra...