The Venus Project is an alternative vision of what the future can be.
The Venus Project is so much more than futuristic cities, cars and gizmos.
Humanity has the capacity to apply what we already know in order to achieve a sustainable new world civilization.
The Venus project, originated in the minds of Jacque Fresco & Roxanne Meadows and aims to address calls for a straightforward redesign of our culture in which the age-old inadequacies of war, poverty, hunger, debt and unnecessary human suffering are viewed not only as avoidable, but as totally unacceptable.
Anything less will result in a continuation of the same problems inherent in today’s world.
The Venus project looks at a range of solutions and innovations for a more effective future planet and society including many solutions already available to us, focusing on the following core areas.
- Human Factors
The Venus Project concept proposes city systems that are suitable for different environmental conditions. In most areas where the land is flat the optimal solution would be circular cities. Total enclosure systems would be more suitable for places where the natural environment is hostile to humans. Cities in the sea would act as laboratories for the study of marine sciences as well as the intelligent utilisation of the oceans.
The Venus Project plan is to utilise new technologies to raise the standard of living for all people, infusion of machine technology on mass would not pose a threat as perceived in our society today. The linking of computers with automated systems would coordinate all of the machinery and equipment that serve the entire city, the nation and ultimately the world. One can think of this as an electronic autonomic nervous system extending into all areas of the social complex.
The important evolution of the human in this whole model of an evolved society is a significant part of the core paradigm shift behind The Venus Project. Directing technology and resources toward problem solving for the benefit of all people and the planet, and updating the value system to correspond with the principles of this new direction. Combining this with education on how to relate to one another in a much more meaningful way, could considerably reduce both mental and physical stress and leave us free to explore and develop our abilities to contribute more effectively as part of society. No small feat!
Further investigation into core areas of change include the following:
Implementing changes across the globe by actually implementing these solutions aims to promote a better community for all, raising the standard of living well in access of that which we experience today.
A Futuristic Utopia or a just a massive paradigm shift in the way we can exist on our planet?
Surely much can be learned from the concepts on offer here and we could very well consider this as a positive step in the right direction for generations to come.