Utopia Never: Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

Alex Beyman
Jul 5 · 30 min read
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I have a soft spot for utopian futurist artwork. In particular, the works of Syd Mead, Jim Burns, Peter Elson, Colin Hay and Jacque Fresco. What differentiated Fresco from the rest was that he illustrated not only utopia, he claimed he knew how to get us there.

If you know of Jacque Fresco, it’s likely from his role in Zeitgeist, the regrettably popular faux-documentary that’s nonsense. A…