Jacque Fresco and Roxanne Meadows
"War, poverty, corruption, hunger, misery, human suffering will not change in a monetary system. That is, there will be very little significant change. It's going to take the redesign of our culture and values."
FUTURE BY DESIGN: BEYOND MONEY POLITICS & WAR
This Great Mystery presentation in Cancun is a vision not of what the future will be but what it 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.
Today many people believe what is needed is a higher sense of ethical standards and the enactment of international laws 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. When a few nations control most of the world’s resources and the bottom line is profit the same cycle of events will prevail.
If we really wish to put an end to our ongoing international and social problems we must eventually declare Earth and all of its resources as the common heritage of all the world’s people.
Earth is abundant with plentiful resources. Our practice of rationing resources through monetary control is no longer relevant and counter-productive to our survival. Today we have access to highly advanced technologies. But our social and economic system has not kept up with our technological capabilities that could easily create a world of abundance free of servitude and debt for all. This could be accomplished with the infusion of a global, resource-based civilization.
Simply stated, a resource-based economy utilizes existing resources rather than money, and provides an equitable method of distribution in the most humane and efficient manner for all the world’s people. It is a system in which all goods and services are available without the use of money, credit, barter or any other form of debt or servitude.
The aim of this new social design is to encourage a new incentive system, one that is 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.
How do we get from here to there? No government has ever advocated social change. The established order tends to perpetuate itself. Unfortunately it may take an economic breakdown and people becoming disillusioned with their leaders to have them seek an alternative social direction.
THE VENUS PROJECT is an organization that proposes a feasible plan of action for social change, one that works towards a peaceful and sustainable global civilization. It outlines an alternative to strive toward where human rights are no longer paper proclamations but a way of life.
Futurist JACQUE FRESCO has written seven books and produced four videos detailing his vision of an attainable global future for humankind in our technological age. His background includes industrial design, human factors engineering, architectural design and construction, research engineering, and technical consulting. His works and ideas have been presented on numerous television and radio talk shows throughout the world, and articles about him have been featured in many national and international magazines and newspapers. Fresco has also created 'The Venus Project,' a twenty-five acre research facility in Florida which provides a practical demonstration of many of his design concepts and completed, fully-functioning structures.
The Venus Project reflects the culmination of Jacque Fresco's life work: the integration of the best of science and technology into a comprehensive plan for a new society based on human and environmental concern. It is a global vision of hope for the future of humankind in our technological age (www.thevenusproject.com).
A major documentary, titled Future By Design, on the life, designs and philosophy of Jacque Fresco in now available. This is produced by Academy Award Nominated and Emmy Winning filmmaker, William Gazecki. The film Zeitgeist Addendum produced by Peter Joseph features Jacque Fresco and The Venus Project.
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