Jacque Fresco quotes, #2

Machines today can handle one thousand trillion bits of information per second.  No group of humans can do that.   No matter what you think of human beings, no human being can give an accurate description of height as radar can.  When you send radar to the moon and it bounces back to the Earth, you get a pretty close approximation of the distance.  It’s far better than man.  The watch is far better at keeping time than a human being.  In other words, we have to recognize where machines can out perform human beings. ~ Jacque Fresco, Teamspeak seminar, June 12 2011

Politics is an obsolete way of doing things, although it was good a hundred years ago, it has no place in today’s high tech society.  ~ Jacque Fresco, Teamspeak seminar, June 12 2011

They always ask me the same question: Can machines be better than the designers? Well, I know a designer that designed a machine to fill bottles filled with fluids, whether it be drinking or perfumes or anything else.  The machine has hundreds of nozzles that fill bottles very fast.  They’re always faster than the designer.  They’re always better than the designer.  The designer can’t move bottles in a factory and fill them as much as a machine he designed.  Don’t you understand that? In other words a pumping system can pump more water than people can with buckets.  In other words, the designer is not as capable as the machines he designs of producing an abundance.  ~ Jacque Fresco, Teamspeak seminar, June 12 2011

Man is so stupid today, that he’s making nuclear weapons and improving them so that they’re a thousand times more destructive than the nuclear weapons dropped on Hiroshima.  If they continue in that direction, it will mean the end of the human race as we know them.  Human beings are not wise enough yet to use their innovative technology. ~ Jacque Fresco, Teamspeak seminar, June 12 2011

If Orange trees grew all over the country, you couldn’t sell oranges.  You understand that? So all our decision making is based upon scarcity, or the availability of resources.If we have a shortage of any kind of resource, we put all the labs to work on making substitute materials. People always worry about “What if we run out of a certain material?” but we have enough technology today to make thousands of different substitutes. ~ Jacque Fresco, Teamspeak seminar, June 12 2011

Any assumption of finality or utopia is really stupid because there’s never been any evidence to show that a person could design the best laptop.  You can design the best laptop that you’re familiar with at that time but they’ll always get smaller, faster, more appropriate, lighter in weight.  There are no final frontiers, there are no utopias, no best way of doing things.  There’s always a more appropriate way of doing things.   ~ Jacque Fresco, Teamspeak seminar, June 12 2011

With the advent of science, there was more curiosities and more experiments and more varying ideas than any other system.  Since TVP advocates the scientific method,  I believe people will be checking all kinds of things that they’ve never even entertained in the past.  The scientific world offers a great many more variables on apparatus, devices, extensions of human attributes than any other system I know of.   ~ Jacque Fresco, Teamspeak seminar, June 12 2011

Whatever happens in this society is real, what you think should happen is unreal.  So most people are hurt by their expectations, not the real world.  Whatever happens in the real world is real.  What you think should have happened is fantasy.   ~ Jacque Fresco, Teamspeak seminar, June 12 2011

You don’t need government.  What you need is information regarding food, information regarding taste and availability.  When the public has access to information, they can better inform themselves as to what seems to promote healthy growth.  ~ Jacque Fresco, Teamspeak seminar, June 12 2011

The system you’re brought up under tries to make you like the people that succeeded in that system.  ~ Jacque Fresco, Teamspeak seminar, June 12 2011

I believe that the future will ultimately end most forms of labor. ~ Jacque Fresco, TVP Seminar, July 10, 2011
Environment shapes behavior.  If you want appropriate behavior, you have to shape it by modifying the environment.  If you want a man to be a doctor, he has to go to medical school.  He has to be exposed to the environment that teaches him medicine.  If you want him to be an aeronautical engineer, you put him in an aeronautical engineering environment.  You cannot do it any other way.  You have to educate people in the field that they wish to pursue.  ~ Jacque Fresco, TVP online Seminar, July 10 2011
The way you manage your distribution is you have to have a population, you have to have production facilities, and if you do a survey of what exists what material resources exist, what factories, transportation, the amount of people that require certain things, you have to do a survey first.  Then you design the adequate production system.  You cannot do it without a knowledge of what exists.  ~ Jacque Fresco, TVP online Seminar, July 10 2011
The decisions are not up to computers.  They’re based on what the computer senses in the environment.  If it senses obnoxious or poisonous gas, an alarm goes off and awakens you.  So, these machines do not make decisions; they sense threats in the environment.  In other words, if there’s a traffic accident on the highway all the machine will do is tell you that the highway is not accessible, that you take route number five.  That will get you to your destination.  It’s not the machines making decisions, it’s machines responding to problems in the environment.  ~ Jacque Fresco, TVP online Seminar, July 10 2011

The whole basis of social operation today is a profit system.  As long as you have a profit system, all your universities are tuned to the monetary system. The universities are not tuned to human betterment.  They are not tuned to the well being of society.  The universities are supported by the food industry, by wealthy corporations, and if you threaten them at the university level, that support will be withdrawn.  You will not be permitted to talk against the mass productive systems of the present day economy.  If you speak against those systems at a university, they would lose their support.  ~ Jacque Fresco, TVP online Seminar, July 10 2011

The Venus Project does everything that religion talks about.  It builds the brotherhood of man.  It doesn’t kill, there’s no wars.  Don’t forget, the bible says “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”  It says “thou shalt not kill.”  The Venus Project is all about that, whereas the verbal systems of religion talk about and around the subject but they don’t tell us how to do it or how to get from here to there.  They really don’t know how.  It isn’t that they don’t want to, they don’t know how.  ~ Jacque Fresco, TVP online Seminar, July 10 2011

When you want to put a man on the moon you bring scientists together.  If you want to make an atom bomb, you call upon science.  Any problem that threatens the existence of the Earth, we call upon science.  We never call upon politicians, because they can’t solve any problems.  They don’t know how.  They don’t have that type of training. ~ Jacque Fresco, TVP online Seminar, July 10 2011

“We have to learn how scientists arrive at decisions.  Once you use the scientific method, it doesn’t mean that your decisions will be perfect.  They’ll be far more accurate than just opinions.” ~ Jacque Fresco,  TVP teamspeak seminar, September 25, 2011

“Very few people can communicate with one another.  The only language that’s not subject to interpretation is mathematics, chemistry, basic science, engineering principles, and applied agriculture.  But other than that, many systems today are subject to interpretation.” ~ Jacque Fresco, TVP teamspeak seminar, January 15 2012
“Opinions are very dangerous, because they aren’t based on scientific studies.” ~ Jacque Fresco, TVP teamspeak seminar, January 15 2012
“What will drive people if they don’t have money or reward? The reward is the end of war, the end of poverty, most crimes, and the end of begging for medical care.  Everyone will be cared for and educated.  There will be no taxation, and no advantage group.  No technical elitism, or any other kind of elitism.  If that isn’t incentive enough, then I don’t know what is” ~ Jacque Fresco, teamspeak seminar, July 3 2011

“When you drive a horse and wagon, and you want to drive an automobile, you have to give up the old giddyap and you have to learn how to drive a car.  In the new society, the old ways will not persist because they will not work  and the new ways you’ll have to learn in order to operate in a new society.” ~ Jacque Fresco, teamspeak seminar, July 3 2011

In the emergency field, we don’t select people to participate.  All that’s done long in advance of any emergency.  So all the people are designated, lined up to handle any job.  you don’t need to go a search in any emergency.  It’s done prior to the emergency. ~ Jacque Fresco, teamspeak seminar, August 28, 2011

Everything in this [TVP] society will apparently be redundant, meaning that you don’t count on any one socially integrated computer.  If that fails, another takes over. ~ Jacque Fresco, teamspeak seminar, August 28, 2011
If a nation refuses to join the world community we feel that in time they will.  Don’t press it, don’t twist their wrist, don’t torture people, don’t use military means.  Give them a chance to look at our system.  Give them a chance to study it and compare it to their own system, although some nations may take longer than others to join with us in a global society.  We do not force our values upon people. ~ Jacque Fresco, teamspeak seminar, August 28, 2011

“All decisions will be arrived at, rather than made.  Meaning, knowing what the conditions are and what’s available: Transportation, units to bring materials to a given place.  But it have to be all collected, all that data.  Your decisions are based on the data you collect, not your own feelings.”  ~ Jacque Fresco, teamspeak seminar, June 19 2011

There was a period in history where women used to go down to the river and fetch water and bring it up to their mountain dwelling.  If you told them that “someday you will turn a handle and water will flow out in your home and someday you will press a button and lights will go on, and you can control the intensity of the light” the women at that time used to say, “what will women do?” ~ Jacque Fresco, teamspeak seminar, June 19 2011

You don’t demand anything, you educate people in the methods of science applied to governing environment.  The intelligent management of the resources of the Earth is what’s needed and people have to be educated to do that.  ~ Jacque Fresco, teamspeak seminar, June 19 2011

Being human means you concern yourself with the needs of other people and the protection of the environment.  If you fail to do that, I would say you will destroy human life.   ~ Jacque Fresco, teamspeak seminar, June 19 2011

The amount of water that’s pumped into a city depends on the size of the population, and no one feels controlled unless the reservoir runs dry and they have to devise another system.  In other words, most elevators are not controlled by people; they’re controlled automatically.  There’s very little insecurity about an elevator not working.  They work most of the time.  Most of the electrification that comes to your home is controlled by you.  How many lights you turn on, how many refrigerators you have, how many washing machines you have.  You don’t need to worry about that; technology is self operating.   ~ Jacque Fresco, teamspeak seminar, June 19 2011

It’s not easy to grasp this system because we’re subjects and we’re immersed in an environment.  No Chinese baby was ever born speaking Chinese.  You can’t inherit acquired characteristics.  In other words, prejudice, racism, dialect, facial expressions, attitudes about marriage and children are all part of your environmental indoctrination.  I don’t say it’s the same for people, their environments vary so they come out somewhat different but the differences are not due to individuality.  They’re due to the environmental impressions that you pick up.  ~  ~ Jacque Fresco, teamspeak seminar, June 19 2011

I don’t see people giving up anything.  I see that the system breaks down, and that the banks break down, and that the whole economic system goes into a tailspin.  In that time, people are not concerned with their factories or their private property.  During the 1929 depression, I noticed that people lost their factories.  But when they were told that the government were taking over the factories, cause they hadn’t paid taxes on the equipment in years and the reply was “we have no orders for material; Take over the factory, we don’t care!”  You can’t sell a factory that has no output or production.  In other words, if people don’t have purchasing power, owning a factory is of no value. ~ Jacque Fresco, teamspeak seminar, July 24 2011

It doesn’t take all the people to be convinced.  If you really think about it, I would say that our nation is probably carried on the backs of no more than 200 people.   The Teslas, the Pasteurs, Edison.  A very few people have made major contributions in altering our lifestyle.  It doesn’t take everybody to be convinced of the Venus Project.  It takes very few people to operate the entire economy.  ~ Jacque Fresco, teamspeak seminar, July 24 2011
After the system is established, there’s just no place for a takeover.  In fact if you take over, you hurt yourself.  What we do is try to benefit all people, all over the world.  Those patters of behavior of takeover are really during the monetary system.  They do not occur in a RBE. ~ Jacque Fresco, teamspeak seminar, July 24 2011

It isn’t the machines that make the decisions.  The programs are preset for the machines.  For example, if you have seven thousand people that need houses then the machines contact the housing system and indicate how many houses are needed in each given area.  That is already known as based on the work of the survey committee.  When the survey committee tells us, “we need so much food, so much water, so much clothing,” all that is just like the military system or a boat that has a thousand passengers on the liner.  If you have a thousand passengers you order so much water, so much food.  If you have two thousand passengers, the people that operate the liner now know just what is needed to handle two thousand passengers.  That’s pre-programmed.  All that the computers do is carry out the programs which are initiated for them.  ~ Jacque Fresco, teamspeak seminar, July 24 2011
“When scientists talk of a sane nuclear policy, and they don’t tell us how to achieve it, it’s like a verbal hobby.” ~ Jacque Fresco, teamspeak seminar, July 31 2011
“There’s no such thing as designing the perfect utopian city.  Everything is subject to change. There are no final frontiers.” ~ Jacque Fresco, teamspeak seminar, July 31 2011
“Does cybernated government tell you what to do? No! It only informs you as to what’s available, what we know, and what we don’t know.” ~ Jacque Fresco, teamspeak seminar, July 31 2011
“If you don’t have those conditions that generate abhorrent behavior, you don’t have abhorrent behavior” ~ Jacque Fresco, teamspeak seminar, July 31 2011
If you own a factory and people are not buying products (there’s a recession) you can’t even sell that factory.  They don’t have to give it up.  The government takes over or the banks takes over if you can’t pay off a home, or if you can’t pay off an industrial plant, or if you can’t pay off a loan.  What happens is these people make assumptions that the wealthy stay in power.  They do not.  When systems break down, banks fail, industry fails.  They shut the doors that says “NO HELP WANTED.”  You can’t even sell your production plant if a newer system comes up.  So, you can’t hang on to the old system even though you have a lot of money today.  When the banks fail, you lose your money.  When people aren’t buying goods and services, you lose your industrial plant.  You don’t have to worry about people giving up anything.   ~ Jacque Fresco, teamspeak seminar, July 31 2011
If you have to write your congressman for equal rights for women, there’s something wrong with your culture.  If it’s subject to interpretation, there’s something wrong with your culture.  The language of science, physics, mathematics, chemistry is not subject to interpretation.  Our language was designed hundreds of years ago, therefore it’s inadequate and subject to interpretation.  As long as you have a language that’s subject to interpretation, you’re going to have conflict.  ~  Jacque Fresco, teamspeak seminar, July 31 2011

“Once TVP is installed, then there’s no need to monitor people.  That would be considered socially offensive.” ~Jacque Fresco, TVP seminar, September 11 2011
“Every system tries to get people to conform to support that system.  That goes for communism, socialism, free enterprise, or any other civilization.  If they don’t demand loyalty, they can’t keep their civilization together.  So what they do is they teach things that would support an established system.  We do not advocate an established system.  TVP talks of an emergent system into state of change.  So that we always prepare people for the next changes coming ahead.  So that people will not cling to the past.” ~Jacque Fresco, TVP seminar, September 11 2011
“We don’t believe in controlled information.  We believe in presenting multiplicity of points of view so that people can say ‘I don’t know enough about it to conclude.’  They have to study many different points of view in order to arrive at closer approximations of reality” ~Jacque Fresco, TVP seminar, September 11 2011

“TVP decisions are based upon that which enhances the lives of everyone.  If you’re not of that view, I don’t think you’d like TVP.” ~ Jacque Fresco, teamspeak seminar, August 14, 2011

I don’t want people to follow some leader, I want them to be brought up educated to understand their decisions, how they’re arrived at, and the basis for it.  I don’t want people to follow a leader, that’s fascism to me. ~ Jacque Fresco, teamspeak seminar, August 14, 2011
If you don’t want to wear the clothing recommended, that’s up to you.  You don’t have to conform.  You can wear any kind of clothing you want to.  You can believe in any religion you want to, but you cannot superimpose your values on tele-communication systems.  You can tell people what you believe and why you believe it, but you can’t twist anyone’s arms or force anyone into your point of view. ~ Jacque Fresco, teamspeak seminar, August 14, 2011

The scientific method is not perfect, but it certainly is far better than just random opinions. ~ Jacque Fresco, teamspeak seminar, August 14, 2011

I would say that the scientific method has more information that’s valid, than not using it. ~ Jacque Fresco, teamspeak seminar, August 14, 2011

Most of the questions that you ask are generally questions asked within the economic system that we live in now.  TVP offers a completely different value system and you got to go to school, just like you go to school to study medicine, engineering, chemistry…People that operate TVP are people that have taken courses in how to change human behavior without force, without military systems. ~ Jacque Fresco, teamspeak seminar, August 14, 2011
The scientific method is not perfect, but it’s just a hell of a lot better than “what’s your opinion, what do you think, what does this person think.”  We’re not interested in that, we’re interested in “What do you know? I don’t have enough information in that area to arrive at a decision.”  So, people do not make decisions in the future, they arrive at them.  In other words you put things to test.  That’s what I mean by arrive at a decision. In other words, if you want to build a building seventeen stories tall, you have to vary your concrete mixture at the base so they can take higher loads than the concrete near the upper members of the structure. ~ Jacque Fresco, Teamspeak seminar, June 12 2011
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