We live in a world where we are not united and people suffer every day. In our monetary system, nations and individuals compete with each other for resources, irrelevant ideas and values, self interest and more. We have more than enough resources and practical ideas to give each human being a rewarding life and to evolve as a race with the planet we live on. The Venus project wants us to change our system to a resource based economy.
The Venus Project’s website describes its goals as a “resource based economy” which is a socio- economic system that uses methods of science with human and environmental concern. Where all resources become the common heritage of all, and properly managed and distributed to everyone. This will be achieved by a survey of the planet’s active resources and manufacturing plants from scientists, expert surveyors and more relevant people. Which will make the need for money, credits, debts or servitude irrelevant and counterproductive. Some say that the monetary system produces incentive, but it produces more corruption, pollution, war, crime, unnecessary human suffering and much more.
In our current system, food is thrown out because people did not buy it in time before it spoiled. Out technology is created to break within a time limit “Planned obsolescing”, so that we buy the new hit thing. Wasting precious resources in the process. This process has led to our oceans and land to be polluted with resources that could have been recycled or used for better use. According to Masaru Goto’s October 30 2013 worldbank.org article,Global waste on pace to triple by 2100, our trash costs 205 billion a year to deal with, while its predicted to cost 375 billion by the year 2025. In a resource based economy, this waste will be properly managed and recycled for a relevant purpose.
There have been many impacts on the environment through many man made ways such as war and its effects on the planet and disasters like the Chernobyl nuclear accident. We have destroyed more than 50% of the world’s forests, when we could be using materials like hemp instead of wood. Plus it grows in months not years. The Chemtrails used for weather changing. Our waste of resources contaminating our environment. The oil spills in the ocean by companies such as BP have been responsible for tons of oil in our oceans. Such negative affects on our environment, in which affect natural law. We must protect our natural law that gives as the right conditions for life, because without water, sun and nutrients, plants and animals cannot survive. Where living on a planet that is alive, with the necessary nutrients and ect, to live and Statista, a website that shows statistics and studies from more than 18,000 sources show that we spend on average $500 Billion yearly, worldwide on advertising. Much more than spent on climate change,.
We will soon have the technology to create automatic machines to create most things such as structures, products, food and more, which will help humanity. But big corporations has recently invested in automation technology. So they are more than likely to use this technology for profit rather than making manual Labor irrelevant. ”if machines produce everything we need, the outcome will depend on how things are distributed. Everyone can enjoy a life of luxurious leisure if the machine-produced wealth is shared, or most people can end up miserably poor if the machine-owners successfully lobby against wealth redistribution. So far, the trend seems to be toward the second option, with technology driving ever-increasing inequality” said Stephen hawking on the topic of automation. The Venus Project believes that if automation technology does not free all people for the pursuit of higher aspirations in human achievement, then all its technical potential will be meaningless.
Cities in the present spend millions a year repairing damage when we can build new sustainable cities that can easily be re constructed, more energy efficient, fireproof, minimal damage from hurricanes and earthquakes, use automatic transport and more sustainable ideas. Solar panel roads could generate energy and assist with driving by signals on the roads. As demonstrated in the youtube video, Solar FREAKIN’ Roadways!. Cities in the ocean can be used as natural zoos, to grow food, obtain energy from the oceans currents. Automation machines can easily construct and redesign structures. Or use of Self erecting structures.
Today we still use energy sources that affect the environment such as fossil fuels, nuclear power and more.This is releasing carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, plus nuclear and oil waste into the oceans. People have begun fracking to gain shale gases, which is very dangerous according to dangersoffracking.com. There are some solar panels, windmills, but they are still very expensive. The Venus Project’s values/ideals suggests that we need to invest in other alternative energy sources such as fusion, motion, vortex based mathematics
Education in our current system from primary school and beyond teaches us the basics of our current obsolete system. To repeat and memorise information, not to think for yourself within the mandatory schedule. The stigmatisation of students through grades and tests. How students don’t care about learning and only do the bare minimum to gain a diploma or degree in order to get a better paying job. These education systems create teachers who care more about their pay-check more than their teaching plan. And, these education systems have trouble updating new educational materials, in which much information is very outdated and now irrelevant. It seems schools only teach you skills for jobs that are most in demand, when that type of education does not teach the individual to reach their individual potential and to be a happy person. Everybody experience’s a type of bully. So at a young age, compassion, tolerance and how to deal with world changes should be taught. We need to discover a student’s passion where they learn skills for their chosen profession. This type of teaching gives meaning to individual’s education and gives hope for their future.
In this system, at a very young age we are encouraged to compete and this is reinforced throughout our lives within the current system. Media insist on characterising our era as civilised, despite the continuation of violence, wars, poverty and the many other illogical problems that still needlessly exist. If we learn to cooporate we could bring out the best in each other and eliminate competition and what the can make people become. To find the most humane way of achieving progress in society, we have to treat people as creative assets instead of livestock to be forced to produce something. In The Venus Project, no one has to sell their ideas. Their ideas are a direct immediate contribution to the global society and themselves. All acts of kindness, all the small help you provide to others, everything you do is a direct value that does not need a “worthless” price tag.
In conclusion, The Venus Project cannot happen overnight. But as we the people, we must consider these ideas and slowly become a future The Venus Project has envisioned. We must design a new environment that produces new behaviour that makes humanity desire a system where we have values and ideas that benefit the environment and humanity as a whole, that are constantly changing as we evolve as a species. “It’s just a ride and we can change it any time we want, it’s only a choice. No effort, no work, no job, no savings and money, a choice, right now, between fear and love. The eyes of fear want you to put bigger locks on your door, buy guns, close yourself off. The eyes of love instead see all of us as one” bill hicks
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