We don’t have an overpopulation problem, we have a failure to intelligently distribute our existing resources, and a value system disorder that wastes those resources at unsustainable levels.
In a RBE, we would no longer have this insufficiency, and the values of those who adopt the system would be the complete opposite of consumerism, people would understand, appreciate and consider the available resources of the planet over and above their material desires. We would be utilizing our resources effectively, efficiently and we would be producing goods that last, and would be designed with product cycle in mind, and be made recyclable where possible.
Correctly managed, our current state of resources on this planet would more than caterer for the current population, and many times that, and at a much higher standard of living for all the worlds 7 billion people and this ability to cater for a growing population would only increase as our technical ability to create an abundance increases, combined with relevant education as to the impacts child birthrates have on the resources available to care for the population, as well as complete freedom to be educated in any field, to travel anywhere in the world, and to take part in any activities that interest us, people will be far less likely to want to stay at home and raise families.
It is no surprise that the highest birthrates are in the countries that have the least education, and the least social and economic opportunities available to the people of that country, combined with high income inequality.
What is your future vision for education?
A high emphasis will be placed on education. The better informed children are, the richer everyone’s life could be. Every child shooting up drugs today is a wasted life that you and I will ultimately pay for. Although books, videos, computers, and virtual reality would be used, most of the educational processes would be of a participatory nature in which students could interact directly with the physical environment. They would become aware of the symbiotic interrelationship between plants and animal life. They would learn by doing in a hands-on approach in which education and the communicative sciences would be brought into sharp focus, enabling the student actually to grasp the significance of physical phenomena in a much more concrete way. Above all, they would learn how to interact efficiently with others, To share experiences, examine alternative approaches to problems, and accept ethnic and cultural differences, replacing in intolerance with understanding.
A comprehensive overview of the history of all civilizations would be essentially to understanding other cultures, values, and the forces that shape them. The generalist education, as proposed by The Venus Project, will enable students to gain a better understanding of cultures that differ from their own, leading to a better understanding of the advantage of all nations joining together for preservation of life on planet Earth. With emphasis on a world view point, it would be more difficult to persuade anyone to engage in aggressive, Offensive, or belligerent behavior toward individuals and other nations. With this broader education, children what come to see that the Earth is a fantastic and beautiful place where all nations can share and prosper.
Do you think that religion will pose an obstacle in the process?
In a resource there is material gain for everyone if their country participates in a project called common heritage, Which will advance all nations. Those that refused to participate will miss advantages gained.
Everyone is free to participate whatever belief system they have but can not force it upon others. Everyone can go anywhere they want to without restrictions of any kind. If they fail to behave constructively they aren’t helped rather than put in prison or punished. There will be a constant effort to help present advantages to even those nations who feel that they want to go it alone.
This will not interfere with their religious beliefs, social customs of traditions. These can not be forced out, you can only educate out beliefs that are irrelevant. We preferred to use that approach rather than a military one. Although it may take longer, we feel they will eventually see the advantages of this point of view of joining together and sharing resources, just as all of the United States joined together and fighting between borders stopped.
All of these countries have resource shortages and we field they will see the advantages. Nothing is forced upon them.