A Planet of One
The popular internet film Zeitgeist Addendum mentions the The Venus Project as a possible solution to the existing economic system by introducing a "resource-based economy." A simple way to picture a resourced-based economy in action is to think back to what you learned in elementary school about tribal living. In tribal societies there is no money, there is only the gifts of the earth, and the power of the people. Food is gathered and grown and shared for the betterment of the tribe, not for personal gain. Shelters are built to cover all of the members from the elements. People only take what is needed.
According to the Venus Project, “a resource-based economy would utilize existing resources from the land and sea, physical equipment, industrial plants, etc. to enhance the lives of the total population.” Although the plan seems hard to pull off, drastic changes of systems do not occur overnight. The Venus Project has outlined a basic plan on how they hope to kick-start a resource-based economy:
Phase One: A 25-acre research center in Venus, Florida has been constructed to help present the proposals of The Venus Project.
Phase Two: A film will be produced to educate people. “This film would provide a positive vision of a peaceful society in which all human beings form a global family on planet Earth.”
Phase Three: Construction of an experimental research city to test the ideals of the Venus Project.
Phase Four: A theme park that will educate and entertain people of the “possibilities for humane and environmentally friendly life-styles."
Read more about what Reality Sandwich contributors have to say about The Venus Project here.
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