“Beyond politics, poverty and war” is their slogan and their vision is truly wonderful. No more money! No more work! The end of our modern “slavery”.
“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 catalog of problems inherent in today’s world.”
As far as any massive change in thinking a full revolution is required to get the masses onboard. This one makes absolute sense. Since becoming aware of this I can say it has been difficult accepting certain things that we consider normal.
Environmentally we have been warned that the future is bleak if we don’t take action. We have made massive strides in technology that show we can sustainably build advanced civil infrastructure. In theory we are able to address our power consumption requirements through geothermal, wind, solar, and tidal energy sources.
DEATH TO THE STATUS QUO
Ever feel like this life is a steady plummet into Dystopia? How the F**** can Trump or Clinton be revered as powerful decision makers in this world?
The Monetary system is broken – I am forced to work, just as you are. I quite enjoy the work I do, but truly, I would prefer to spend my time in other ways, or at least diversely. Don’t get me started on the unstable economic system that feels like I am competing with “the house” at a prominent Vegas Casino.
Status Quo: “Buy” land; acquire a house; pay for education; get a job. Then save for your death; only to set your children up for the same traps. It’s sad that the best part of our lives are spent in offices, on telephones, in front of computers, on-site, clipping the ticket, punching in and punching out. So that we can potentially have enough to live until the age of 75. Hopefully enjoy 5 years “retirement”. Then the decline to death as we conserve our life savings in order to survive. Heaven forbid we have taken care of our health, we might live too long!
Wouldn’t it be great if the system was designed to free us up to enjoy life. I have never wanted to be made redundant more in my life! I don’t shy away from work, but I want to see the fruits of my labour, for everyone! By using technology to build a life of abundance; a true collaboration of society is possible. No rat races. Would you not work willingly towards building UTOPIA.
I would work for “free”(not for money) knowing I was actually free (of slavery)
It seems a million miles away, and it probably is. But asking the right questions and investing in small steps towards a better world is something we can all do. Lets hope it gains momentum.
LET’S BUILD IT
Before we can enjoy Utopia, it has to be built. It takes artisans and technicians to achieve this. I would love to be part of the solution. Rejigging our education system to incorporate our future planning could make us all knowledgeable in how to achieve it.