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Duration: 8 minutes and 40 seconds
Country: Brazil
Language: English
Producer: TZM
Director: ZM
Views: 590
Posted by: zeitgeistbrasil on Apr 12, 2010

An often debated topic by those who don't think The Venus Project will work is the notion that we don't have the technology to pull this off. This video addresses this. If you want the full uncut version, let me know.

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