Looking forward is an imaginative and fascinating book in which the authors take you on a journey into theculture and technology of the twenty-first century. After an introductory section that discusses the "Thingsthat Shape Your Future." you will explore the whys and wherefores of the unfamiliar, alarming, butexciting world of a hundred years from now.ContentsAcknowledgmeLooking forward is an imaginative and fascinating book in which the authors take you on a journey into theculture and technology of the twenty-first century. After an introductory section that discusses the "Thingsthat Shape Your Future." you will explore the whys and wherefores of the unfamiliar, alarming, butexciting world of a hundred years from now.ContentsAcknowledgmentsPart I. THINGS THAT SHAPE OUR FUTURE1. The Leap from the Jungle2. The Confusion of Our Times3. Predicting the Future4. Our Values Chart Our Course5. The Scientific Method6. Cybernated Technology7. Away We Go!Part II. A PROJECTION OF OUR FUTURE8. At Home in the Twenty-first Century9. A Multi-Dimensional Life10. Designing the New Generation11. A Visit to Corcen12. The Cultural Center13. The Cybernated Industrial Complex14. The Limitless Frontiers of Space15. The New PersonalityPart III. LOOKING FORWARD16.Education for Change...
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La primera parte es excelente y muy vigente a pesar de que fue publicada en 1969. En ella se analiza el estado actual de la humanidad resaltando el perpetuo error de vivir en aras de instituciones cuyas bases filosóficas son subjetivas (cof, cof, dinero, democracia). La segunda parte en cambio es una puñeta mental mal narrada sobre el futuro ideal según Fresco. Todo es muy bonito, no hay maldad, no hay leyes y los robots son nuestros sirvientes bajo el control absoluto de una computadora que parece ser el engendro bastardo de Google y HAL (Odisea en el espacio). La cuestión es que nunca se dice “cómo” chingados llegaremos a ese futuro. Se que esta utopía tiene algo que ver con la economía basada en recursos pero nunca explica de que manera se puede pasar de la teoría a la práctica. La duda permanece aún después de ver Zeitsgate 2, Zeitgeist 3 y Paradise or Oblivion. A ver si resuelven este tema en el otro panfleto que regalan en la página del autor (www.thevenusproject.com): Designing the Future.
I maybe should only have given this three stars but I am currently highly enamored of Jacque Fresco and his vision. The first half of the book is an insightful look back at the history of man and science. The second half is a fictional story describing a possible future if we were to follow Mr. Fresco's recommendations. This part suffers from being a future world imagined in the late sixties so it sounds a little like an episode of Star Trek. Even so, the book identifies a fundamental flaw in modern society, namely our reliance on an impractical money-based system, and suggests a system based on our resources instead. This would probably sound all right to everyone but the one-percenters. I would venture a guess that their lives would improve as well though. If I were a one-percenter and I had to slink around our collapsing society, shielding myself with military force I would have to wonder whether a new society where everyone's needs and desires were met wouldn't be a nicer place to live. Oh well. Just dreaming again.
An amazing look into the future, around 2079. The world will be protected and served by robots, and the world's monetary system will be obsolete. Poverty will be eradicated, and so will work. A garden of eden if you will. I cant believe more people do not know about Jacque Fresco. Look him up please.
The game plan for precisely how to attain such an advanced society is tenuously described at best, but the fictional world described in part 2 is doubtlessly worth reading, if only for the sheer inspiration it provides.
One of the most interesting books that I have had the fortune to read.
There are times when sane men speak. I wish people listened. One can dream for a world like this...probably not in my life time but still...
First part is plainly perfect. A good piece for anyone being introduced to Resource Based Economy's possibilities and controlling factors.Last half is extrapolation of life in RBE based on possible under development technology or developed technology. However, as JF himself says, there are no final frontiers. Therefore, its just one of uncountable possibility.