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Zeitgeist: Addendum - The Venus Project (Snippet)

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The society, that we're about to talk about, is a society that is free of all the old superstitions, incarceration, prisons, police cruelty and law. All laws will disappear, and the professions will disappear, that are no longer valid, such as stockbrokers, bankers, advertising. Gone! Forever. Because it's no longer relevant. -When we understand that it is technology devised by human ingenuity which frees humanity and increases our quality of life, we then realize that the most important focus we can have is on the intelligent management of the earth's resources. For it is from these natural resources, we gain the materials to continue our path of prosperity. Understanding this we then see that money fundamentally exists as a barrier to these resources, for virtually everything has a financial cost. And why do we need money to obtain these resources? Because of real or assumed scarcity. We don't usually pay for air and tap water, because it is in such high abundance, selling it would be pointless. So then, logically speaking, if resources and technologies applicable to creating everything in our societies such as houses, cities and transportation, were in high enough abundance, there would be no reason to sell anything. Likewise, if automation and machinery was so technologically advanced as to relieve human beings of labor, there would be no reason to have a job. And with these social aspects taken care of, there would be no reason to have money at all. So the ultimate question remains: Do we on Earth have enough resources and technological understanding to create a society of such abundance, that everything we have now could be available without a price tag and without the need for submission through employment? Yes, we do. We have the resources and technology to enable this at a minimum along with the ability to raise the standards of living so high that people in the future will look back at our civilization now and gawk at how primitive and immature our society was. -What The Venus Project proposes is an entirely different system that's updated to present day knowledge. -We've never given scientists the problem of how do you design a society which would eliminate boring and monotonous jobs, that would eliminate accidents in transportation, that would enable people to have a high standard of living, that would eliminate poisons in our food, give us other sources of energy that are clean and efficient. We can do that out there. A resource-based economy. The major difference between a Resource-Based Economy (RBE) and a monetary system is that a RBE is really concerned with people and their well-being, where the monetary system has become so distorted that the concerns of the people are really secondary, if they're there at all. The products that are turned out are for how much money you can get. If there is a problem in society and you can't earn money from solving that problem, then it won't be done. The Resource-Based Economy is really not close to anything that's been tried. And with all our technology today we can create abundance. It could be used to improve everyone's lifestyle, abundance all over the world if we use our technology wisely and maintain the environment. -It's a very different system and it's very hard to talk about because the public is not that well enough informed as to the state of technology.

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Duration: 4 minutes and 3 seconds
Year: 2008
Country: United States
Language: English
Producer: Peter Joseph
Director: Peter Joseph
Views: 76
Posted by: tzmgermany on Apr 26, 2012

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