The Venus Project Agenda for Year 2020

In this post we would like to share with you some of what you can anticipate seeing from The Venus Project for the upcoming year and beyond with a preview of various new plans and products.

New T-Shirts & More

Many have asked about providing more options for merchandise that represent The Venus Project’s name and ideas. In response to these requests, we have improved the merchandise we offer and now feature it on Teespring. Below are two new designs.


The Venus Project -  Basic (multiple colors) & Resource Based Economy - Premium (white)
The Venus Project – Basic (multiple colors) & Resource Based Economy – Premium (white)

Visit Teespring and use discount code: 15OFF2020

Because Teespring is partnered with Youtube, you will see these items below our Youtube videos.

We will continue to offer new designs as time goes on. Graphic designers are welcome to contact us with ideas.

Although The Venus Project is not primarily in the business of producing brand merchandise, your purchases help expose the name and support the more meaningful projects we work on.


The Venus Project merchandize

 

Other Outcomes we will be Pursuing Over this Next Year

A couple months ago, we were approached by a supporter who gathered many quotes of Jacque Fresco from online sources. Since then, we have further developed this idea, and with the help of the Linguistic Team International’s quote repository, we will be self-publishing a small book of over 200 quotes by Jacque Fresco. You can look forward to this being available very soon.


Jacque Fresco Book Of Insights

We look forward to improving our website content and layout, as well as improvement to our volunteer education.

We will also start offering 3D printed replicas of Jacque Fresco’s original handcrafted models of architectural and transportation designs. These will be printed in sandstone through Shapeways.


3D model
Preliminary prototype.

Preserving The Venus Project’s Foundations

Jacque Fresco contributed much to our understanding of current problems and potential solutions. Today, The Venus Project remains founded on his body of work. As part of managing our evolution as an organization, we will be creating a website in his name. This will give the best presentation of his life and work by providing it in a single package and as a coherent system. As part of this website, we will include a timeline of his life and a subscription to his audio and video lectures.

We seek to preserve the ideas at the foundation of The Venus Project. To do this, we will make explicit all information in Fresco’s lectures through publications. In December 2019, we closed a successful fundraiser dedicated to processing information both at our foundations and for our evolution. As promised, we have begun funding transcription of Fresco’s lectures which will continue through 2020. We welcome volunteers to proofread the text in preparation for publication. Simultaneously, we will analyze the content of transcripts through a qualitative research software called MAXQDA Pro to account for and correlate the information across lectures.

Beyond 2020, the Following Outcomes are Estimated:

  • A podcast that features the top experts in many disciplines that correlate with The Venus Project’s vision.
  • Upon completion of the transcription project, we envision publishing the content in a series of volumes. These first include, a single Compendium that assembles the highlight excerpts from transcripts. Next, a series of Selected Works will group the particular transcripts by theme. Finally, a Collected Works will include all lectures in chronological order. It will also include volumes dedicated to Fresco’s sketches and models.
  • As mentioned in our previous fundraiser, we will be conducting literature reviews for key questions, starting with inviting criticism through critical reviews. Subsequent literature reviews will follow. Our long term interest is to contribute to or establish a transdisciplinary research program dedicated to a science of Earth management, taking as the focal point, the design and construction of new cities.
  • Additional ideas for future promotion of TVP concepts include creating a VR simulator of future environments such as a new center or city.
  • Plans for a transmedia IP and a new center continue.

If you would like to help with any of the items on the agenda, please contact or join our teams.

13 Comments

  1. The virtual reality simulation would be a fantastic addition to the work done with high school students at the Insight centre in Galway. I know the guy who runs the computer & communications museum and he loves the things I’ve shown him about The Venus Project. I’m certain he would love your simulation available to the students as it’s very much in line with the work he does. Might also be interested in a few posters with predictions and comments Jacque made about computers to put up in the computer & communications museum.

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10162945237025548&set=a.416987830547&type=3&theater

    • While I can understand how someone could come to that conclusion, I think it is simply the result of a misinterpretation. The social and governing system advocated for by The Venus Project is no more authoritarian than a pocket calculator, and in simplified terms works much the same way. A calculator in no way forces someone to use the answer it presents, it simply provides information based on the data entered into it. Anyone is completely free to use a different answer then what a calculator gives.

      The reason people choose to use the answer from a calculator is because they have enough knowledge of math and understanding of how a calculator works to know that it provided the correct answer. This is essentially how things would work in The Venus Project, but it will also be truly democratic. Everyone will have access to all information and have a say in what gets done. If anyone has a different idea to something presented it can be run through a simulation to test it, and then compared to the original to see which genuinely works best. And because everyone is well educated on a wide range of matters people will understand how and why the idea determined to work best actually does.

      It’s all about using the best tools available to figure out the best solutions possible.

    • What AUTHORITARIAN DYSTOPIA? LOL
      You look like don’t read many thing in this website. You look like stuck in closed mindset and don’t have logical thinking. If you read many thing in this website, you will be understand how resource based economy works.

      The Venus Project is underrated, sad

    • Change always looks frightening, because you’re working within your known framework, which by the way is filled with authoritarian structures: from schools to the workplace. In the US, such systems have taken lives unjustly time and again: the Salem Witch Trials, the McCarthy Era hunt for Communists, southern slavery and plenty of more subtle iterations of it.

      Before judging, why not visit the facility, research the Board of Directors and learn as much as you can about the project. I would love to see it move from research to living labs (with actual residents). Otherwise, it can’t be authoritarian, because there are no residents. Gotta get there first.

    • They can’t be authoritarian, because they don’t have residents. In my opinion, that’s the biggest problem – research, but no action.

  2. Whell i am disimpointed in humankind for a long time,mr Jacque Fresco was intellectually active from 1974 now is 2020.
    And i do not see anything that has happend to start the idea Venus.
    Whel if you talk about something you at least try to make it hapend.
    You should raised money bougt some land somewhere and build a small city the first city from which others would sprout.
    But no you make teashirts sad.
    I am from Serbia and there is pleanty of cheap land that you can bu and start building and show the world the future.

    • Definitely agree with you. Great idea dies under the sale of t-shirts. Wanted to join the team, but there is nothing here to join.

    • I agree. I’ve been periodically checking in to see what progress they’ve made, but it seems more like a theme park with futuristic homes than any kind of intentional living community, which by the way continues gaining supporters in the US and parts of Europe. Action speaks louder than words Board of Directors and lots of people can see through the “research only” agenda as perpetual fundraising and propaganda.

  3. Considero que el proyecto es interesante, sobre todo intenta una nueva forma de trabajo e integración humana. Voy a profundizar el estudio de los proyectos actuales de Venus y participar en la medida de mis posibilidades. Agradezco la oportunidad de participar e integrarme a un grupo humano que está DESPIERTO a un futuro Creativo, sustentable, integrado al medio ambiente. Mi mente y corazón, actúan con Libertad de pensamiento, con Responsabilidad Social e Individual. sin condicionamientos ideológicos, favoreciendo nuestra evolución como sociedad y como Ser humano consciente de nuestra tarea en ésta Dimensión de Vida en el Universo. Gracias por estar.

  4. Зашёл первый раз на сайт, и сразу нашел эту статью, первое что попало в глаза это футболки/толстовки. Ну это уже пошел просто маркетинг. Ведь действительно после смерти Ж. Фреско, какой мозг способен генерировать подобные мысли, идеи, приходить к подобным выводам.
    О проекте Венера услышал от приятеля, и был восхищён услышанным. Сейчас пересматриваю ролики, интервью Жака Фреско, и получаю уйму нужной информации. Но как подумать… Основатель идеи умер. И как по мне это конец.
    Хотя я был бы только рад быть в таком обществе.

  5. I’m totally into the idea of Venus Project. My opinion on our future is very similiar even if there are points of disagreement. But that’s natural. So this is why my critic will be harsh and honest. I agree to sell tees to promote the idea but this design sucks. The goal in promoting something is to make it desirable for others. To stand out. But with these? No way. It is rather strange though. When someone enters the site there are these cool designs of futuristic stuff. When I saw it I said wow so cool. But after that… there’s just nothing. Yearly plan also. “We will make a book and 3d print a model and…” Man that’s boring. You need supporters, you need fresh new energy and thoughts. It is about the future!!! You need the youth. They are the future. But with this you can’t catch them. The VR stuff is good, focus on that, and make some cool new tees.
    With all respects and best intentions,
    Tom

  6. My prev comment just gone so I will be short. I like VP but the yearly plan is boring and the tee design too. With this you can’t catch people especially not young ppl. Though this is badly needed for such project to live. I suggest to redesign your tees focus on the VR project that is cool, and think over that plan.
    With sll resoect and best intentions,
    Tom

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