"Future by Design is an intellectually and visually engaging documentary following the life of Jacque Fresco. Accepted as the modern-day Leonardo Da Vinci, Peer to Albert Einstein and Buckminster Fuller, Mr. Fresco is a self-educated futurist who likes to be considered as a generalist or a multi-disciplinarian — a scholar of several interrelated fields of science. He’s a prolific inventor, industrial designer, and social engineer, having spent his whole life conceiving and formulating the concept of a Resource Based Economy. The documentary portrays a single man’s vision of the future where war is obsolete, there’s no lack of resources, and our focus as a species is global sustainability and the preservation of the environment. This documentary presents a potential future — with actual and workable alternatives to our present paradigm."
"We talk about civilization as though it's a static state. There are no civilized people yet, it's a process that's constantly going on... As long as you have war, police, prisons, crime, you are in the early stages of civilization."
“When you try to think about the future, remember this; the process with which you think about things is based upon indoctrination – what you are given by your society. So your range of thought is limited by the dominant values of your society.”
“Unfortunately, we tend to support basic values and traditions that reflect the past, without questioning their appropriateness to the present or the future” ... “If you think we can't change the world, it just means you're not one of those who will.”