This organisation proposes a social change where poverty, debt, hunger, wan and environmental degradation are completely unacceptable.
The Venus Project is an organisation that works towards a future with a sustainable global civilisation. It proposes a social change where poverty, debt, hunger, war, human suffering and environmental degradation are completely unacceptable. The project’s goals are based on experimental research and years of study from a variety of different disciplines. Unlike our current society, the Venus Project envisions a society where technology, resources, and human activity are all used in a productive and positive manner. This is to ensure that all resources and technology are geared towards the maximum benefit of the planet and people. Nonetheless, this kind of social change would require a total reconstruction of culture as we know it in order to become a sustainable and peaceful world.
The project was founded by inventor and industrial designer, Jacque Fresco, and his associate Roxanne Meadows. Together, they have built a 21-acre research center located in Venus, Florida, where many of the project’s proposals are already being put into practice. Inside the research center, also referred to as an experimental city, a money based economy is replaced with a resource based economy. People in the city are also prepared for the intellectual and emotional changes they will experience. In the future, they also plan to build a theme park within the experimental city that will include features such as intelligent houses, nonpolluting transportation, and much more.
Although the Venus Project may sound idealistic, Fresco and Meadows believe it could be possible with proper implementation. Through years of research and hard work, they are positive this peaceful and sustainable society is closer to us than we think. They believe that human rights should no longer “be paper proclamations but a way of life” (“The Venus Project”). The new society should be centered around sustainable resources and human concern, and free of poverty, war, debt, hunger, etc.
Source: The Venus Project