Research

The following research has a major influence on The Venus Project’s work.

Jacque Fresco

Jacque Fresco’s visionary concepts were relevant in the context of the energy and materials available and the global population of his era. The achievability of his ideas was grounded in a deep understanding of the contemporary socio-economic landscape. Fresco presented a forward-thinking response to the era’s challenges.

Anticipating the unsustainable trajectory of the world, Fresco forged an alternative path centered on sustainable resource management. His approach addressed multifaceted challenges encompassing consumerism, waste, irresponsible resource stewardship, war, poverty, and political issues. By offering a comprehensive and preemptive approach, Fresco’s ideas were seen as far ahead of their time. His proposals advocated strategic actions to prevent the world from continuing its current trajectory exemplified by the BAU2 scenario presented in the Limits to Growth

Fresco’s work founded the intentions of The Venus Project and continues to inspire the scope of its concerns. Fresco focused on designing to accord with Earth’s carrying capacity and innovation to expand this capacity. He maintained a central focus on the detrimental effects of scarcity on all aspects of human behavior and society and emphasized science and technology’s role in generating abundance where possible to fulfill human needs. Fresco envisioned a global solution for civilization’s woes and established the broadest potential scope within which The Venus Project presently analyzes problems and conceives responses. Fresco set forth a set of distinct values that, above all, remain most enduring in The Venus Project’s present work.

More information will be available on the Jacque Fresco Foundation website over the coming years.

Read more about Jacque Fresco’s work.

Read more about a Resource Based Economy.

Free ebook Designing the Future by Jacque Fresco.

The Future and Beyond by Jacque Fresco.

Films featuring Jacque Fresco.


Simon Michaux

The work of Simon Michaux has introduced pragmatism into The Venus Project’s transition scenarios by assessing feasibility. Michaux’s work focuses on the material requirements to transition global manufacturing and infrastructure to a post-fossil fuels era. Michaux questions the assumptions on which sustainable policy is based and scrutinizes the plausibility of various transition scenarios. His work has called attention to the need for radically different attitudes and approaches to planning the energy and materials transition. This work has cleared several variables from the equation and clarifies what options remain plausible to undergo the transition.

Read more about Simon Michaux’s work.

Recent articles by Simon Michaux.