What is The Venus Project?
The Venus Project proposes an alternative vision of what the future can be if we apply what we already know in order to achieve a sustainable new world civilization. It 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 catalogue of problems inherent in today's world. Today many people believe what is needed is a higher sense of ethical standards and the enactment of international laws to assure a sustainable global society.
Watch The Choice Is Ours (Parts I & II of a 3-part series)
Part I explores the determinants of behavior to dispel the myth of “human nature”, demonstrating that environment shapes behavior.
Part II illustrates how our social structures impose our values and behaviors, demonstrating that our global monetary system is obsolete and increasingly insufficient to meet the needs of most people.
Part III, to be released later this year, will depict the vision of The Venus Project to build an entirely new world, from the ground up - a “redesign of the culture” where all enjoy a high standard of living, free of servitude and debt, while also protecting the environment.
In addition, we also have an official website for the film series, with further details about the documentary at: thechoiceisoursmovie.com
We continue to be asked about donating, which is still needed and extremely helpful toward Part III. The same rewards remain available, along with videos and a description of the series, all of which can be viewed here.
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The Venus Project on BBC World News Horizons 'Connected Cities'
We are pleased to announce that BBC World News Horizons, Season 4, Episode 11, entitled Connected Cities is due to air on Saturday, 18th October, 2014 at 02:30am, and then again on Sunday, 19th October at 10:30, 16:30 and 20:30 (Eastern Time) on BBC World News. This episode features The Venus Project.
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The BBC has released the TVP segment as a separate video to give everyone the opportunity to view it.
Audio slides presentation Featured at BBC News Technology
Below is a short summary of the article:
Is it possible to create a radically different society? One where material possessions are unnecessary, where buildings are created in factories, where mundane jobs are automated?
Would you want to live in a city where the main aim of daily life is to improve personal knowledge, enjoy hobbies, or solve problems that could be common to all people in order to improve the standard of living for everyone?
Some may think it is idealistic, but 97-year old architect Jacque Fresco is convinced his vision of the future is far better than how we live today.- BBC News
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Presented here is a straightforward approach to the redesign of a culture, in which the age-old inadequacies of war, poverty, hunger, debt, and unnecessary human suffering are viewed not only as avoidable, but totally unacceptable. This new social and economic design works towards eliminating the underlying causes that are responsible for many of our problems. But, they cannot be eliminated within the framework of the present monetary system and political establishment. The ultimate survival of the human species depends upon planning on a global scale and to cooperatively seek out new alternatives with a relative orientation for improved social arrangements.
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