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The series shows an optimistic vision of the world if we apply science & technology for the benefit of all people and the environment.
The series shows an optimistic vision of the world if we apply science & technology for the benefit of all people and the environment.
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A Heartfelt Thank You For All Your Pledges So Far

We appreciate the generous response to our Kickstarter appeal. We're amazed how positive the response has been. We met our funding goal in only 3 days!!  

Since Kickstarter funding is "all or nothing" we set our original goal as conservatively as possible. Since we have surpassed that goal, Kickstarter now allows "stretch goals" which are funding targets that go beyond the original amount. 

We have set two “stretch goals". The first one is $55,000 which will enable us to acquire professional music and post edit including color grading. The other is a very ambitious $75,000. Having additional animations done would greatly enhance this presentation and this would be possible if we reach this level. After all we have over 4 thousand of Jacque Fresco’s concept drawings and blueprints to pick from. Also professional marketing is important for a successful film and with this goal it would be within reach. 

In any event, we'll do the best we can to make an exceptional documentary that we hope you find engaging as well as educational. We will keep our backers informed with updates and let us know if you have any questions. The amount we ultimately receive will determine how far we can take this documentary series. 

Please keep circulating the link and keep urging friends and family to support this important effort. Thank you all for your support.

Hope on the Horizon

With your help, we hope to make a three-part documentary series about the fantastic possibilities that lie ahead, if we are bold enough to consider new ways of organizing society and thinking about ourselves and others. There are many doomsday scenarios, and with great reason, but we would like to demonstrate what may be a way out of our dilemmas. We will be presenting exciting new opportunities that address today's biggest challenges. Our solutions are designed to enhance the lives of all and ensure a positive future for our children.

Civilized?

Though we call ourselves a 'civilized' society, we continue to see violence and barbarism throughout the world. Our resources and technologies are mostly wasted on military systems instead of social betterment. We see a grim prescience in the quote of H.G. Wells, "If we don't end war, war will end us" (1936). Given the advanced state of our technology, we have far better alternatives than slaughtering each other and destroying the environment.

Cybernated complex, the brain and nervous system of the city, working on behalf of all.
Cybernated complex, the brain and nervous system of the city, working on behalf of all.

A Vision for Sustainability...The Best that Money Can't Buy

This documentary series will present the vision of The Venus Project, founded by Jacque Fresco. Now 97, Fresco has been designing an innovative vision for most of his life; a global plan to surpass the need for politics, poverty, and war; and most important… the methodology to attain this. A daring undertaking indeed, but Fresco points out that people once wrote books explaining why man would never fly. The Wright Brothers never read those books and went on to build a flying machine.

Technology for the Well-Being of All

As a futurist, industrial designer and multi-disciplinarian, Jacque has spent most of his life on problem-solving for the benefit of all. He has long known that we possess the creative and technological capacity to build an entirely new world from the ground up - a world where people enjoy a high standard-of-living while also protecting the environment.

This three-part series will introduce the culmination of his life's work; a vision called The Venus Project, which encompasses a revolutionary socio-economic system he calls a Resource-Based Economy. This approach uses intelligent cybernated systems to fulfill the needs of society, which will relegate servitude and debt to the chronicles of history. Though some may allude to the fiction of Orwell, this system does not control or monitor people, for it surpasses any need to do so. It will only oversee and manage the distribution of goods, services and environmental management.

The Way Forward

Our problems are mostly of our own making, and only we can turn things around before the point of no return. The Venus Project offers a way out of our dilemmas in the shortest time possible. The future is fluid and is ours to direct. It is not too late for an optimistic outlook on the fantastic possibilities that lie before us.

This film series may challenge beliefs and help viewers to rethink what's possible in our world. The potential realization of a world of human unity and fellowship has already inspired many worldwide.

Cities in the sea for research and restoration of the world's oceans.
Cities in the sea for research and restoration of the world's oceans.

Our Archives

Joel Holt and Roxanne Meadows will draw upon many decades of material in the archives of The Venus Project, as well as new interviews and ongoing feedback from Jacque. We will comprehensively depict how these proposals are designed to work together. From TV and radio interviews, lectures, blueprints, animations, and drawings as far back as the early 1970's, we have complete records of the insights and tools that Jacque Fresco and The Venus Project offer.

Paradise or Oblivion - our previous documentary that was released in March of 2012.

Risks and challenges

Joel and Roxanne have produced and edited many videos that you can see at www.thevenusproject.com. "Paradise or Oblivion" was our last documentary, which you can view above.

From this experience, we are familiar with the problems that can, and often do, arise during video production, but have worked our way through them in order to complete projects on time. This is in addition to the daily filling of orders of books, CD's, DVD's, and the organizing of weekly seminars and ongoing operations of The Venus Project research center in Venus, FL. With your support, we will have the first half-hour video completed by the second week of January, with each subsequent segment taking approximately four months thereafter.

The Venus Project is also working on a major motion picture. Since we do not want to confuse people, we feel we should note that this documentary series for which we are soliciting funding is a separate and different project from the motion picture.  Thank you.

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  • Why another documentary?

    The direction of The Venus Project is divergent from what people are exposed to today. The result of today's indoctrination is the chaos that you have. There are thousands of films, tv series, newscasts and publications that uphold the old views from established institutions that offer no way out of our problems. There needs to be just as many documentaries, movies, written materials and other sources to portray the direction, aims and values of a system which can enable us to arrive at a sustainable global civilization.

    We are working on many different projects to help us arrive at a Resource Based Economy such as a major motion picture, magazines, activism, lectures, tours, and even the first city, but while we are doing all of these things we feel the most important is educating people about this direction so we are constantly working within any media available to us to achieve those ends and documentaries are a very important tool to help achieve ours goals while all the other avenues are being pursued as well. Any way you can help along the way is appreciated.

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  • Very briefly, The Venus Project is an organization that proposes a feasible plan of action for social change, a holistic global socio-economic system called a Resource Based Economy; that works toward a peaceful and sustainable global civilization. It outlines an alternative to strive toward where human rights are not only paper proclamations but also a way of life.
    The Venus Project presents an alternative vision for a sustainable world civilization unlike any political, economic or social system that has gone before. It envisions a time in the near future when money, politics, self and national-interest have been phased out. Although this vision may seem idealistic, it is based upon years of study and experimental research. It spans the gamut from education, transportation, clean sources of energy to total city systems.
    Many people believe what is needed is a higher sense of ethical standards and the enactment of international laws and treaties to assure a sustainable global society. Even if the most ethical people in the world were elected to political office, without sufficient resources we would still have many of the same problems we have today. As long as a few nations control most of the world's resources and profit is the bottom line, the same cycle of events will prevail.
    As global challenges and scientific information proliferate, nations and people face common threats that transcend national boundaries. Overpopulation, energy shortages, global warming, environmental pollution, water scarcity, economic catastrophe, the spread of uncontrollable disease, and the technological displacement of people by machines threaten each of us. Although many people are dedicated to alleviating those conditions, our social and environmental problems will remain insurmountable as long as a few powerful nations and financial interests maintain control of and consume most of the world's resources and the monetary system prevails.
    If we really wish to put an end to our ongoing international and social problems, we must declare Earth and all of its resources the common heritage of all of the world's people.
    Earth is abundant and has plentiful resources. Our practice of rationing resources through monetary control is no longer relevant and is counter-productive to our survival. Today we have highly advanced technologies, but our social and economic system has not kept up with our technological capabilities. We could easily create a world of abundance for all, free of servitude and debt based on the carrying capacity of Earth resources. With the intelligent and humane application of science and technology, the people of the earth can guide and shape the future together while protecting the environment. We don't have enough money to accomplish these ends but we do have more than enough resources.

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  • To transcend these limitations, The Venus Project proposes we work toward a worldwide, resource-based economy, a holistic social and economic system in which the planetary resources are held as the common heritage of all the earth's inhabitants. The current practice of rationing resources through monetary methods is irrelevant, counter-productive, and falls far short of meeting humanity's needs.
    Simply stated, within a Resource Based Economy we will utilize existing resources - rather than money - to provide an equitable method of distribution in the most humane and efficient manner. It is a system in which all goods and services are available to everyone without the use of money, credits, barter, or any other form of debt or servitude.
    To better understand a resource-based economy, consider this. If all the money in the world disappeared overnight, as long as topsoil, factories, personnel and other resources were left intact, we could build anything we needed to fulfill most human needs. It is not money that people require, but rather free access to most of their needs without worrying about financial security or having to appeal to a government bureaucracy. In a resource-based economy of abundance, money will become irrelevant.
    We have arrived at a time when new innovations in science and technology can easily provide abundance to all of the world's people. It is no longer necessary to perpetuate the conscious withdrawal of efficiency by planned obsolescence, perpetuated by our old and outworn profit system. If we are genuinely concerned about the environment and our fellow human beings, if we really want to end territorial disputes, war, crime, poverty and hunger, we must consciously reconsider the social processes that led us to a world where these factors are common. Like it or not, it is our social processes - political practices, belief systems, profit-based economy, our culture-driven behavioral norms - that lead to and support hunger, war, disease and environmental damage.
    The aim of this new social design is to encourage an incentive system no longer directed toward the shallow and self-centered goals of wealth, property, and power. These new incentives would encourage people toward self-fulfillment and creativity, both materially and spiritually.

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  • Our current system is not capable of providing a high standard of living for everyone, nor can it ensure the protection of the environment because the major motive is profit. Businesses aren't entirely to blame; they are forced to operate this way in order to retain the competitive edge. Additionally, with the advent of automation, cybernation, and artificial intelligence, there will be an ever-increasing replacement of people by automated systems. As a result, fewer people will be able to purchase goods and services even though our capability to produce an abundance will continue to exist. This is well-documented in Jeremy Rifkin's book The End of Work: The Decline of the Global Labor Force and the Dawn of the Post-market Era (Putnam, 1995). The Venus Project offers a fresh approach that reverses the negative aspects experienced in our current applications of automation and artificial intelligence. This project eliminates the disastrous consequences that such approaches can have on our society, i.e. the displacement of millions of workers, skilled and unskilled alike.

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  • It is not enough to criticize, point out the shortcomings of society, or advocate that people of high moral character be elected into office; this would do little to advance civilization. What is needed is the intelligent management of the world's resources, and a comprehensive and workable arrangement of environmental and social affairs that are in strict accord with existing resources and the carrying capacity of our planet. Even with the election of men and women of impeccable character into government, without available resources and advanced technology, war, poverty, and corruption will prevail no matter how many new laws are passed or treaties signed. It is not democracy that elevated our standard of living, it is our resources, water, arable land, and new technology. Rhetoric and paper proclamations are irrelevant in the management of human and social affairs.

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  • If all the money in the world were destroyed, as long as we have sufficient arable land, the factories, the necessary resources, and technical personnel, we could build anything and even supply an abundance. During the Depression, there were vacuum cleaners in store windows and automobiles in car lots. The Earth was still the same place. There was just no money in people's wallets and very little purchasing power. At the beginning of World War II, the U.S. had about 600 first-class fighting aircraft. We rapidly overcame this short-supply by turning out over 90,000 planes per year. The question at the start of World War II was: Do we have enough funds to produce the required implements of war? The answer was No, we did not have enough money or gold, but we did have more than enough resources. It was the available resources and technical personnel that enabled the U.S. to achieve the production and efficiency required to win the war.
    It appears that the real wealth of any nation is in its natural resources and its people who are working toward a more humane life-style through the elimination of scarcity. All social systems, regardless of the political philosophy, religious beliefs, or social mores, ultimately depend upon natural resources -- i.e. clean air and water and arable land area -- and the industrial equipment and technical personnel for a high standard of living. The money- based system was designed hundreds of years ago and was hardly appropriate for that time. We still utilize this same outmoded system, which is probably responsible for most of today's problems. I have no doubt that even the wealthiest person today would be far better off in the high-energy society that The Venus Project proposes.

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  • It is far more efficient to build new cities as self-contained systems from the ground up than to restore and retrofit old ones. New cities can take advantage of the latest technologies and be clean, safe, and desirable places to live. In many instances, a circular arrangement will be utilized.
    We need a current survey of all available planetary resources. The first experimental city or planning center will conduct a global survey of arable land, production facilities, transportation, technical personnel, population, and all other necessities required for a sustainable culture. This survey will enable us to determine the parameters for global planning for humanizing social and technological development, based on the carrying capacity of Earth and the needs of its people. This can best be accomplished with a constantly updated, computerized model of our planetary resources.
    The function of the first city is to test the validity of design parameters and make necessary changes as needed. It will further this new social direction on many fronts with books, magazines, TV, radio, seminars, theater, and theme parks , as well as designing and experimenting with automated building processes for the next city. Research will also seek the development of clean alternative energy sources, and to overcome shortages through the development of new materials.
    The new system will provide all the necessities required to support people during the transitional period. To sustain civilization, we must coordinate advanced technology and available resources within a humane global systems approach. For instance, the characteristics of the population in a given area will determine how many hospitals and schools are built and the equipment needed. Some medical systems will be mobile and others will be prefabricated on land and sea.
    During the transition, scarcity regions will be provided with heat concentrators for cooking and sterilizing water. Food for those areas can be dehydrated and compressed to save shipping space. The packaging will be biodegradable and may double as non-contaminating fertilizers. Regions without arable land will use hydroponic farms, land-based fish farms, and sea farming. Energy will come from wind, solar, heat concentrators, photovoltaic, wave, biomass, geothermal and other sources.
    An interdisciplinary team of qualified personnel, in line with the project's requirements, will work on automated systems to produce and supply goods and services on a massive scale. These can be the armies of the future, a large peaceful mobilization to restore and preserve the earth and its people. This has never been done before and can only be done when money is no obstacle. The question is not do we have the money, but do we have the resources and means to accomplish this new direction.
    Phase One
    The first phase of The Venus Project's long-term plans is already underway. Jacque Fresco, futurist, inventor, industrial designer, and founder of The Venus Project, and his associate Roxanne Meadows, have constructed a 22-acre research center in Venus, Florida to help present the proposals of The Venus Project. Four DVDs, pamphlets, and the book, The Best That Money Can't Buy: Beyond Politics, Poverty, and War, have been created to help raise awareness about this project and its many proposals. Hundreds of futuristic models, plus many computer animations and renderings, have been completed to help visualize this attainable future.
    A major documentary on the life and work of Jacque Fresco is available completed by William Gazecki, an Academy Award nominated and Emmy winning documentary filmmaker.
    www.FutureByDesignTheMovie.com
    Also our latest documentary "Paradise or Oblivion" about the aims and directions of The Venus project can be viewed at www.ParadiseOrOblivion.com
    Phase Two
    Phase Two includes the production of a full-length feature film depicting how a world embracing the proposals advanced by The Venus Project would work. This film would provide a positive vision of a peaceful society in which all human beings form a global family on planet Earth. A civilization where all people engage in the pursuit of a better understanding of the world they share. This film has been designed to be an entertaining and educational experience for both adults and children. It also provides a methodology for bridging differences between nations.
    Phase Three
    To test its designs and proposals, The Venus Project is working toward putting its ideals into practice with the construction of an experimental research city. Blueprints for most of the initial technologies and buildings have begun. Fund-raising efforts are currently under way to help support the construction of this first experimental city. This new experimental research city would be devoted to working toward the aims and goals of The Venus Project which are:
    1. Recognizing the world's resources as the common heritage of all Earth's people.
    2. Transcending the artificial boundaries that separate people.
    3. Evolving from money-based, nationalistic economies to a resource-based world economy.
    4. Assisting in stabilizing the world's population through education and voluntary birth control in order to conform to the carrying capacity of Earth's resources.
    5. Reclaiming and restoring the natural environment to the best of our ability.
    6. Redesigning our cities, transportation systems, agricultural industries, and industrial plants so that they are energy efficient, clean, and able to conveniently serve the needs of all people.
    7. Sharing and applying new technologies for the benefit of all nations.
    8. Developing and using clean and renewable energy sources.
    9. Manufacturing the highest quality products for the benefit of the world's people.
    10. Requiring environmental impact studies prior to construction of any mega projects.
    11. Encouraging the widest range of creativity and incentive toward constructive endeavor.
    12. Outgrowing nationalism, bigotry, and prejudice through education.
    13. Outgrowing any type of elitism, technical or otherwise.
    14. Arriving at methodologies through careful research, rather than from mere opinions.
    15. Enhancing communication in schools so that our language corresponds to the actual physical nature of the world.
    16. Providing not only the necessities of life, but also offering challenges that stimulate the mind while emphasizing individuality over uniformity.
    17. Finally, preparing people intellectually and emotionally for the changes and challenges that lie ahead.
    Phase Four
    After the experimental research city is built, a theme park is planned that will entertain and inform visitors about humane and environmentally friendly life-styles. It will feature intelligently designed cities; houses, high-efficiency, non-polluting transportation systems; advanced computer technology; and many other innovations that can add value to the lives of all people - in the shortest possible time.
    We are quite aware that no one can actually predict the future. We can only extrapolate from present information and trends. Population growth, technological change, worldwide environmental conditions, and available resources are the primary data required for future projections.
    There is no single philosophy or religious, political, scientific, or ideological point of view that someone would not take issue with. We feel certain, however, that the only aspects of The Venus Project that may appear threatening are those that we impose upon ourselves.
    The Venus Project is neither Utopian nor Orwellian, nor does it reflect the dreams of impractical idealists. Instead, it presents attainable goals requiring only the intelligent application of what we already know.
    We encourage you to become informed about our proposals in this project through our books, videos and seminars. If you identify with this direction, we encourage you to join with us and work toward its realization.

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  • The Venus Project is in the process of introducing a set of values and procedures that may enable us to achieve social nucleation. Our project will provide the designs and blueprints for a prototype community to test the validity of our proposals; we will strive to achieve a relevant orientation by which people may adapt intellectually and emotionally to our new technological age. We feel that anything short of overall social design would be inappropriate and ineffective.
    Since we begin in a monetary-based society, the means for raising funds to construct this experimental community can be accomplished in several different ways. One is through the production of a major motion picture depicting the advantages of this new social system for all of the world's people. Another possibility is the building of a theme park where visitors would actually experience some of the many benefits of The Venus Project's proposals. Books, videos, blueprints, models, a movie script, and the 21-acre research and development center have already been completed.
    Any funds raised by these proposed projects, along with contributions, publications, videos, seminars, lectures, and grants, will be used to help initiate and construct the first experimental city.
    Our proposals are submitted to the general public and to all educational institutions. We invite your participation. If enough people find the proposals acceptable and join with us in this new advocacy, we could form the nucleus of an organization to more forcefully implement the aims of The Venus Project.
    During the great depression of 1929 when banks failed and people were laid off, things seemed hopeless. Those conditions brought about new organizations to address the many problems--everything from Mankind United, Socialism, Communism, Technocracy, and The World Federalist. They produced social awareness on a large scale. These conditions are sometimes referred to as bio-social pressures or the march of events.
    At present, people are not well enough informed to devise a relevant and workable social system through rational methods. The Venus Project will not be installed by today's political leaders who are not appointed to change things but to keep things as they are. It is only through the failure of existing social institutions and political incompetence that people will seek other possible social alternatives. They are mainly motivated by severe conditions that threaten their safety and existence.
    No nation today is about to give up its sovereignty for a social arrangement that has never been tried. Therefore it will take a social breakdown to stimulate the search for alternative social designs. This has been the case throughout human history.
    The Breakdown
    The Venus Project can not be put into practice on a global scale until the economic systems of the world fail to provide for the needs of people.
    What will bring about the collapse of the world's monetary systems is the infusion of automation and the outsourcing of jobs. This includes not only assembly line workers but also doctors, engineers, architects, and the like. As workers and professionals lose their purchasing power, the industries that depend on them can no longer function. This will bring an end to the monetary system. It is not a question of owners giving up their industries so much as the fact that people will not have the purchasing power to sustain this system. Even the motion picture industry is generating computerized people who will replace many TV announcers and personalities. This breakdown is already well underway on a global scale.
    While these drastic conditions will help produce the motivation for social change, no individual or organization has laid out what changes are necessary and how to bring them about. Our current system is not working. Unless people are aware of, or knowledgeable about what is needed, they will continue to repeat the same mistakes--war, recession, boom and bust, hunger, poverty, and much unnecessary human suffering.
    The aims of The Venus Project cannot be achieved until people become aware of its proposals and aims. To introduce to the world this new social direction, the best vehicle is a major motion picture. It will present simply and understandably the advantages to all nations of participating in a resource-based economy. This film will be both entertaining and educational. It would present the limitless possibilities of an evolving society which surpasses politics, poverty, money, and war.
    A major film could reach the largest number of people the world over in the shortest possible time. We feel it is necessary to produce this motion picture in advance of the social breakdown to help prepare people for this transition and present them with a direction to work toward. There is a lot of work to be done. We hope enough people will become aware of the proposals of The Venus Project before social collapse, so that this new social design may be implemented.
    Therefore, our main objective is education through the media. If enough people learn about this direction, accept these proposals, and wish to organize to bring it about, we will then work toward the building of a first experimental city. The Venus Project has designs and blueprints for a prototype community.
    To further clarify:
    Experimental City
    The Venus Project proposes the building of a new experimental city whose purpose is two-fold:
    (1) To test the workability of The Venus Project's designs and proposals, and to provide the information necessary to enable people to adjust intellectually and emotionally to social transition.
    (2) To establish a permanent planning center that will be used for future long and short-term planning of global projects to help implement a resource-based economy and overcome scarcity, hunger, poverty, and other social ills.
    This would not be a private enterprise venture for a select few but would be an open city for the public to visit. The proposed circular configuration of these new cities is not just stylized architectural conceptualizations; they are the result of years of research into providing an environment that can best serve the needs of the inhabitants and yet conserve resources. Without extensive knowledge of the symbiotic relationship between humanity and its environment, it would be extremely difficult to develop workable solutions to our many problems. The Venus Project has taken this and many other factors into careful consideration.
    The decisions of a transitional government in this environment would be based upon what is needed to reach the goals of a humane, environmentally sound, and technically sustainable society.
    Like all other innovative social projects, it starts out with a few devoted people who dedicate their time to informing others about the humane benefits of this new direction. People are invited to help in whatever capacity they can during the initial phases of the new experimental city. An interdisciplinary team of systems engineers, computer programmers, architects, city planners, sociologists, educators, etc would also be needed.
    The design of The Venus Project does not regard environmental conditions as fixed or static. We must allow for adaptation within the system as a continuous process. This will avoid perpetuating temporary arrangements beyond their period of usefulness.
    This circular design could be the prototype for a series of new cities to be constructed in various places throughout the world. The rate of progression will depend upon the availability of funds raised and how many people identify with, participate in, and support this direction.
    As these new communities develop and become more widely accepted, they may very well form the basis of a new society, preferably through the process of evolution rather than revolution.
    The Venus Project does not advocate dissolving the existing free-enterprise system--we believe it will come to an end of its own accord as a part of social evolution. We encourage you to become better informed about the proposals of this project through our books and videos, and invite you to join with us in working toward the realization of a new civilization that could provide a better life for everyone.
    In Conclusion
    Many people want to know what to do immediately to help bring about global unification. If you identify with the proposals of The Venus Project, you can help bring it about by learning more about us through our books and DVD's. You can help promote this direction in any way you are able. Speaking to others about these ideas, fund raising, grant writing, helping with publicity, promoting lecture tours, or helping to produce promotional materials will all help. If you are in a position to initiate the motion picture this would be very important. There is a lot to do and we need the help of many people in bringing these ideas to the public.
    Our findings and design proposals will be submitted to the general public and all educational institutions. If enough people find the proposals acceptable and choose to join with us in this new advocacy, they will help form the nucleus of an organization to carry out our aims.
    The future is our responsibility; if we fail to accept this responsibility, others will do our thinking for us.

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  • After agreement is attained by nations to move toward unification and sharing of the earth's resources, a global survey of available resources, technical personnel, production plants, arable land etc. has to be done to provide us with sufficient information in order to ascertain the parameters of social design. During the initial phase the cybernated system being developed will serve as a data bank to tell us what is available. This will enable us to proceed with the design. The major initial task will be to provide food, water, shelter medical care and clean sources of energy.
    During the transition, scarcity regions will be provided with heat concentrators for cooking and sterilizing water. Food for those areas can be dehydrated and compressed to save shipping space. We would extrude many food products which consist of high protein foods containing most of the necessary nutrients to sustain those in the underdeveloped regions. The packaging will be biodegradable and may double as non-contaminating fertilizers. Regions without arable land will use hydroponic farms, land-based fish farms, and sea farming.
    Most of the world's universities will partake in the basic designs of cities, production facilities, transportation of goods and services. The basic design parameters are the aims and end goals of The Venus Project. Some of these may be the efficient, economic and safe utilization of resources for the benefit of people and the environment while considering the recycling of materials. The units of construction would be easily assembled and disassembled by prefabrication, automation and shape memory materials.
    Clean sources of energy will be a priority in all of the infrastructure. Energy will come from wind, solar, heat concentrators, photovoltaic, wave, biomass, geothermal and other sources.
    Although many ideas will be submitted, the methods of selecting will be based upon energy determinants or the required energy to produce a given product. There will be many materials that will not be readily available. The research departments throughout the world will be assigned the tasks of developing alternative systems and materials to overcome shortages. One must remember that the research and development does not depend on funding and resources will be assigned where most needed so development will be tremendously accelerated.
    Along with these developments we need emergency contingency departments that can act immediately in the event of any unforeseen events.
    The function and use of computers will be to provide information on what is available during the transition from a monetary to a resource based economy. As the needs mentioned above are being initiated, the automated systems will be in development to help eliminate shortages.
    All media will be used to expose people to this new emergent direction.
    The new system will provide all the necessities required to support people during the transitional period. People will be working in all areas to help eliminate scarcity. To sustain civilization, we must coordinate advanced technology and available resources within a humane global systems approach. For instance, the characteristics of the population in a given area will determine how many hospitals and schools are built and the equipment needed. Some medical systems will be mobile and others will be prefabricated on land and sea.
    An interdisciplinary team of qualified personnel, in line with the project's requirements, will work on automated systems to produce and supply goods and services on a massive scale. These can be the armies of the future, a large peaceful mobilization to restore and preserve the earth and its people. This has never been done before and can only be done when money is no obstacle. The question is not do we have the money, but do we have the resources and means to realize this new direction.

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  • Please go to the following web page for many more questions and answers:

    http://www.thevenusproject.com/extras/faq

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    All of the above rewards plus you will receive a signed copy of Jacque Fresco’s book The Best That Money Can’t Buy.

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    All of the above rewards plus you will receive one limited edition, signed glossy photo approximately 19” x 30” of one of Jacque Fresco’s original designs.

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    All of the above plus you will receive two limited edition, signed glossy photos approximately 19” x 30” of two of Jacque Fresco’s original designs.

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    All of the above plus you will receive a 15 minute Skype conversation with Jacque Fresco and the filmmakers or attend one of The Venus Project tour seminars as our special guest.

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    For the boldest supporters, we offer special rewards for your generosity. With this pledge you get all of the above plus two nights stay at The Venus Project as our special guests, for up to 2 people. Arriving Friday afternoon and departing Sunday morning. Organic meals provided (have it vegan, or filet mignon, or anything in between; your choice, just let us know!) and you may attend The Venus Project Tour with Fresco on Saturday as our guest. Travel not included.

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