A documentary to introduce the aims and proposals of the Venus Project.

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Featuring the life-long work of Social Engineer, Futurist, Inventor and Industrial Designer Jacque Fresco, this presentation advocates a new socio-economic system that is updated to present-day knowledge, which he calls a Resource-Based Economy. This documentary details the root causes of the systemic value disorders and detrimental symptoms caused by our current established system. It also details the need to outgrow today's dated and inefficient methods of politics, law, business, or any other "establishment" notions of human affairs, and to instead use the methods of science, combined with high technology, to provide for the needs of all the world's people. It is not based on the opinions of the political and financial elite or on illusionary so-called democracies, but on maintaining a dynamic equilibrium with the planet that could ultimately provide abundance for all people. Paradise or Oblivion, by The Venus Project, introduces the viewer to a more appropriate value system ...

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Jacque Fresco: Today we have highly advanced technologies, but our economic and social system has not kept up with our technological capabilities, which could otherwise easily create a world of abundance for all people, free of servitude and debt.
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Utopian fantasy
30 October 2012 | by See all my reviews

The whole business with the Venus Project is funny; it may be admirable in its goals but it envisions a ridiculously unrealistic future. Yes, today humanity faces many problems, and the Zeitgeist movement does identify a lot of them. Apart from that, it fails to identify actual causes, quotes no actual research and completely ignores human nature. Better societies are built incrementally; social engineering feats like those envisioned by the Venus Project are doomed to disaster, and history has plenty of examples. This short film is mildly interesting as science fiction, and a little more interesting as moral philosophical musings. But it cannot be taken seriously as anything remotely possible to happen.


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