The Venus Project

A possible brighter future for us when we solve all the petty problems:

In the Venus Project, money is considered a “social convention,” only necessary in the case of scarcity of resources or, as in today’s world, when resources are badly distributed and unfairly rationed.

The ultimate goal of Jacque Fresco’s Venus Project is a worldwide resource-based economy, “a system in which all goods and services are available without the use of money, credits, barter or any other system of debt or servitude.” Fresco believes, in fact, that the world resources are enough for everybody and that every single person is equally entitled to enjoy them.

Fresco considers all earth’s inhabitants the direct heir of its resources available from both land and sea. He sees the current monetary system as an unreasonable barrier to our survival, since modern society has at its disposal highly advanced technology able to ensure goods such as food, clothing and medical care to everybody.

The Project Venus’ appeal is very simple: our planet provides us with enough material resources to ensure the highest living standards to each and every inhabitant. While today’s monetary system made us believe that we live with a scarcity of resources, with the subsequent generation of personal frustration and stress, Jacque Fresco firmly believes that “by overcoming scarcity, most of the crimes and even the prisons of today’s society would no longer be necessary.”

Taking advantage of the latest technologies, Fresco has planned the way to beat the scarcity of resources by using a totally renewable energies such as the geothermal, controlled fusion, solar, photovoltaic, wind, and designing energy-efficient cities able to provide all citizens with the highest healthcare and education. Most of the work, in Fresco’s vision, would be carried out by machines, as it is already, but unlike now, people would have more leisure time for themselves.

Since the twilight of civilization man has talked about how to achieve a better world, and unlike a purely idealist hope, Fresco’s project is based upon a striking rationality and offers practical advices for everybody to get involved towards a collective development.

How could anyone disagree with that?

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“Once we realize that it is science, technology and hence human creativity which creates progress in our lives, we are then able to recognize what our true priorities are for social and personal growth and progress.” Peter Joseph – The Zeitgeist Movement

Here are the books recommended by Jacques Fresco


2 Responses to “The Venus Project”

  1. Efficiency, Automation, and Free Energy are our keys to freedom. We can’t continue like this any longer. It’s time to get rid of money and work towards a Resource Based Economy.

  2. http://www.howworldcan.be
    English: A total reconsideration of our society and way of life
    Français : Une totale remise en question de notre société et mœurs de vie
    Español: Un replanteamiento total de nuestra sociedad y forma de vida
    Nederlands: Een totale herziening van onze maatschappij en levenswijze

    Enjoy reading,
    Rémi Vandersmissen

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