Designing the Future – The Venus Project

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Are you prepared to design the future?

Although many of us feel we can prepare for our future by thinking, acting, and learning using present methods and values, nothing is farther from the truth – especially in today’s rapidly changing world. A newborn child enters a world not of his or her own making. Each succeeding generation inherits the values, accomplishments, hopes, successes, and failings of previous generations. And they inherit the results of the decisions made by those generations.

For the hundreds of thousands of years of human existence when technologies were simple or non-existent, this may have had little impact on human life and the earth that sustains it. Each generation of hunters and gatherers, then plowmen and pioneers, passed on tools to the next generation to help them survive. Change from one generation to the next was slow and hardly noticeable. In those days there was little understanding of science and how things worked, and explanations were not scientific.

This is no longer the case in today’s high-tech world where a change that affects millions may happen in a matter of seconds. A child born today inherits a world vastly different from that of its parent’s generation, let alone that from centuries ago. Previous generations left a legacy of, exploitation, occupation, and irrelevant values that present great challenges, but also opportunities to the people of today.

The Venus Project presents a bold, new direction for humanity that entails nothing less than the total redesign of our culture. There are many people today who are concerned with the serious problems that face our modern society: unemployment, violent crime, replacement of humans by technology, over-population and a decline in the Earth’s ecosystems. As you will see, The Venus Project is dedicated to confronting all of these problems by actively engaging in the research, development, and application of workable solutions. Through the use of innovative approaches to social awareness, educational incentives, and the consistent application of the best that science and technology can offer directly to the social system, The Venus Project offers a comprehensive plan for social reclamation in which human beings, technology, and nature will be able to coexist in a long-term, sustainable state of dynamic equilibrium.

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  • Celestial Elf 5 years ago

    Thought you might like my machinima film,
    To The Venus Project
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8eYZkAuxsI
    Bright Blessings
    elf ~

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  • Celestial Elf 5 years ago

    Thought you might like my machinima film,
    To The Venus Project
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8eYZkAuxsI
    Bright Blessings
    elf ~

    1
  • Celestial Elf 5 years ago

    Thought you might like my machinima film,
    To The Venus Project
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8eYZkAuxsI
    Bright Blessings
    elf ~

    1
  • Celestial Elf 5 years ago

    Thought you might like my machinima film,
    To The Venus Project
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8eYZkAuxsI
    Bright Blessings
    elf ~

    1
  • Celestial Elf 5 years ago

    Thought you might like my machinima film,
    To The Venus Project
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8eYZkAuxsI
    Bright Blessings
    elf ~

    1
  • Celestial Elf 5 years ago

    Thought you might like my machinima film,
    To The Venus Project
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8eYZkAuxsI
    Bright Blessings
    elf ~

    1
  • Mike Ouellette 5 years ago

    In response to Marcel Maas:
    In a resource based economy, which is what Jacque Fresco advocates, Poverty and starvation could be eliminated, while elevating the standard of living for everyone on the planet. So, one earth, one people is really what it's all about. If you would seriously like to explore the details, Go to www.thevenusproject.com
    It's not a perfect system, it's just better than what we have now.

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  • neloobi 5 years ago

    I will create many proposals on how to make a similar step easier/cheaper. But I'm contemplating about animation w/c is not easy for me to make. However, I have put many details and will be adding more on my blog. We can flip our waste problem into a solution.

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  • Marcel Maas 5 years ago

    Are these guys kidding? Half the stuff I see here is not cheap, it's going to be extremely expensive. How are they going to get all the junk out of space, that is there now to make their pretty satellites work??? Everybody is going to have these nice residences?? Most of the people are going to live in the same shitty skyscrapers they live in now, the same people are going to live in the nice residences with a yacht in front, as do today. So what about one earth, one people???

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  • Yagisanatode 5 years ago

    These Venus Project people have very pretty design but have no scientific support for their new developments. They claim to have a research centre but I would love to see what research they have done. As far as I could tell, they don't even have a research database of any peer reviewed journals from which they build their theories on. I would love to be proven wrong.

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