Saturday, June 20, 2009

TED talk - Clay Shirky on Media today

In a recent TED talk (TED releases amazingly informative videos of their conferences everyday on their site Clay Shirky discusses the power of the vast changes we’ve seen in our media. In his own words, we’re experiencing the “largest increase in expressive capability in human history”. So what? Well, there are a number of implications to this paradigm shift.

Information becomes freely available. Consumers become producers. New uses for existing technology emerge. The conversation, the information, becomes global, social, ubiquitous and cheap. No longer is it a one-way dialogue between media producers and media consumers. The Internet has provided a means of collaboration, and a means to share creativity freely and easily. The potential for growth in its application seems boundless. The creators of Twitter (Evan Willams gave a TED talk as well) worked on the software as a side project, on a gut feeling. They had no idea what it would be used for, or where the users would see opportunities to use it. Twitter has been wildly successfully thanks to the innovation of its users, and the wise decision of Twitter to create an empowering product (allowing third party’s to create different apps for Twitter).

While Clay does not explicitly describe the ways big business must change to survive, he is convinced that “the old way of doing things has gone, never to return.” The kind of change Clay describes happening to our media allows for fresh new ideas or old ideas that previously never had a voice, to be heard and discussed. The Zeitgeist Movement and The Venus Project that it supports, rely on this open exchange of ideas to awaken the public to the possibilities of a better future for everyone.

The most exciting implication is the evidence for an incentive other than a profit motive. These open-source models display levels of efficiency unheard of in typical business models that hire employees to do all the work. What provides incentive to people in an open-source model? Generosity and altruism are great motivators for some, but most find that contributing of their own volition to something they care about is reason enough. This is true freedom. How might you contribute?

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Original Song for The Venus Project - from Greece!

The Greece Zeitgeist movement recently posted this video on their uTube page. Three members of the movement in Greece wrote a song about the Venus Project, and I would like to share it with you. Thank you Michalis, Erofili, and Fotis, it sounds great :)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Sign the Petition for the Venus Project - The Petition Site

Please take a moment to read the petition summary for the Venus Project. You click below for more, to read the entire petition, or click the link following to go directly to the site to sign the petition. Thank you for your time!

Designed by Jacque Fresco

"We the undersigned, Ask that this project is funded and pushed to forefront of everything else, this must happen in order for us to not just save our country but work on making the world a better place for everyone to live in. The Venus Project is a huge example at what kind of world we can live in. This is not about profit or financial Gain it is about people and sustainability. This is what we need to fix our problems in Today"s world. This is all really Possible to accomplish because we all are behind this Project. This is not some Pipe dream it is a Reality and the sooner we realize what kind of world we can live in millions more people will accept this kind of way of living. The Monetary system that we are in is not working, and you can see that. It would be a much logical and practical choice to start something new into a resource based economy. This is what we want and we are willing to help If your going to back and fund this Project. The sooner we get this going the sooner people's lives will be saved and the planet will be taken care of. I'm sure you have Children and you want the best future possible that is benefiting all people.

I hope you take this Project very seriously. Thank you for listening"

The Venus Project presents a bold, new direction for humanity, entailing nothing less than the total redesign of our culture. Unemployment, violent crime, replacement of humans by technology, over-population and a decline in stability of the Earth's ecosystems; These are the problems of today, and as you will see, The Venus Project is dedicated to confronting all of these problems. Through the use of innovative approaches to social awareness, educational incentives, and the consistent application of the best that science and technology can offer directly to the social system, The Venus Project offers a comprehensive plan for social reclamation in which human beings, technology, and nature will be able to coexist in a long-term, sustainable state of dynamic equilibrium.

As one, we can make this project happen. We have the power to decide if this is the future that humanity actually deserves, and in doing so may act with foresight to re-align our current crash-course. There has never been a time in history, a better time than now, for we the united to choose a better way. How long will it take before all understand that Life, capital L, can be better? It doesn't have to be this way.

Ask yourself: Is THIS why am i here? To turn a dollar from the sweat of my brow, so as to afford to keep the sun from my back, the rain from my head? Here I am, here to watch the daytime television, to buy the designer clothes, to consume industry-approved placation after placation? No. There is more, and more still.

The way we are living right now is a mad rush, a stampede; This pollution of mind and body is stagnation, not evolution. Money cannot warm a heart or enrich the mind. All recognize the heedless waste of planned obsolescence and monetary greed. And yet, it need not be so. With even the slightest action, you will be so amazed at just how little is needed to enact a change. You are all very special, every human on this planet is so special, so aren't we all deserving of something better, to live without fear or undue strife? As much as the water we drink, as much as the air we breathe, as much as the sun which shines down, now more than ever, we need each other to survive. Lest the soil go bare, the water impure and the air go foul, we cannot risk anything less. Nothing will change unless we want something better for ourselves. The day your child comes to you, asking "Why can't we live in a real home, why can't we have food to eat?" It will be sooner than you think if we cannot act together.

Listen, and hear. Our future is in our hands, hearts and minds. Let's make it happen. Let's come together and save our world, save each other, and save our future from ourselves.

Special Note: Please pass this petition along to your friends and family, and share the videos from Youtube and Google Video. The more people who see this petition, watch the videos, and go to the home-page, the more people will rise up with one voice to reject our current destiny. With your voice and with your vote, we can make this happen. Thank you for your support, your signatures, and your continuing spirit. Keep spreading the word.

For more info:
Zeitgeist: Orientation

Zeitgeist: Addendum

Zeitgeist: The Movie

Other Info: The Venus Project , Zeitgeist Movement
Updated:I also found this Foundation (Resource based economy foundation) RBEF for short.
What is RBEF?

Very generally speaking, RBEF is a set of tools for the transition from the Monetary System to Resource Based Economy. RBEF provides research on the transition economy model, develops global projects, and a libre resources management platform.

We believe that the current economic setup creates more problems than provides solutions.

Economy, in order to function, relies on artificially upholding scarcity which is maintained by various mechanisms like "planned obsolescence", "priority of profit", or "distortion of values".

Those fundamental causes are:
# The misunderstanding about human behavior that allows manipulation of the people in various aspects.
# The erroneous design of the monetary economy that, a priori, must lead to stratification and a widening gap between economic classes, and unemployment.

Our efforts are directed at removing the causes that lead to societal degradation rather than wasting them on remedying effects.
For the entire petition, click read more.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Humane A.I. Governance

The Venus Project describes a world united, sharing the world's resources and working together through the scientific method to create the most efficient automated cities providing everything for everyone. Some people question how we will acquire the things we need and want, and who is going to build/repair everything? Better yet, who is in charge of all this?

With cybernetic systems at the core of the cities, a Humane A.I. would govern all resource management, product manufacturing and distribution, and would be a tool for learning, growing the knowledge base of humanity stored within it.

The following video is a short clip of how one of those cybernetic A.I. systems might interact with one of us in The Venus Project.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

A message from Jacque Fresco and Roxanne Meadows

A three part video series, interviews with Jacque Freso and Roxanne Meadows explaining the Venus Project. This is excerpted from the "Zeitgeist Addendum" movie directed by Peter Joseph.

Concise Explanation of the Venus Project

I found this gentleman on uTube. He delivers a concise explanation of The Venus Project, the reasons why Jacque Fresco was compelled to redesign society, and how it would benefit us to consider a change like this. His views are apparently inline with anarchy/libertarianism, and he considers the views of these groups to be open to a resource based economy. And why wouldn't they?

Monday, May 18, 2009

The Venus Project

The Zeitgeist Movement is the activist arm of the "The Venus Project", which requires a redesign of our culture through resource-based economics. The following is taken from It's an introduction to what the next step for humanity must be in order to address the issues that hinder our planet and everything on it. The aerial image shown here of a circular city was designed by Jacque Fresco.

"The Venus Project is an organization that proposes a feasible plan of action for social change, one that works towards a peaceful and sustainable global civilization. It outlines an alternative to strive toward where human rights are no longer paper proclamations but a way of life.

We operate out of a 21.5-acre Research Center located in Venus, Florida.

When one considers the enormity of the challenges facing society today, we can safely conclude that the time is long overdue for us to reexamine our values, and to reflect upon and evaluate some of the underlying issues and assumptions we have as a society. This self-analysis calls into question the very nature of what it means to be human, what it means to be a member of a "civilization," and what choices we can make today to ensure a prosperous future for all the world's people.

Please read more below for the entire Venus Project introduction.

At present we are left with very few alternatives. The answers of yesterday are no longer relevant. Either we continue as we have been with our outmoded social customs and habits of thought, in which case our future will be threatened, or we can apply a more appropriate set of values that are relevant to an emergent society.

Experience tells us that human behavior can be modified, either toward constructive or destructive activity. This is what The Venus Project is all about - directing our technology and resources toward the positive, for the maximum benefit of people and planet and seeking out new ways of thinking and living that emphasize and celebrate the vast potential of the human spirit. We have the tools at hand to design - and build - a future that is worthy of the human potential. The Venus Project presents a bold, new direction for humanity that entails nothing less than the total redesign of our culture. What follows is not an attempt to predict what will be done - only what could be done. The responsibility for our future is in our hands, and depends on the decisions that we make today. The greatest resource that is available today is our own ingenuity.

While social reformers and think tanks formulate strategies that treat only superficial symptoms, without touching the basic social operation, The Venus Project approaches these problems somewhat differently. We feel we cannot eliminate these problems within the framework of the present political and monetary establishment. It would take too many years to accomplish any significant change. Most likely they would be watered down and thinned out to such an extent that the changes would be indistinguishable

The Venus Project advocates an alternative vision for a sustainable new world civilization unlike any social system that has gone before. Although this description is highly condensed, it is based upon years of study and experimental research by many, many people from many scientific disciplines.

The Venus Project proposes a fresh approach--one that is dedicated to human and environmental concerns. It is an attainable vision of a bright and better future, one that is appropriate to the times in which we live, and both practical and feasible for a positive future for all the world's people.

The Venus Project calls for a straightforward approach to the redesign of a culture, in which the age-old inadequacies of war, poverty, hunger, debt, environmental degradation and unnecessary human suffering are viewed not only as avoidable, but totally unacceptable.

One of the basic premises of The Venus Project is that we work towards having all of the Earth's resources as the common heritage of all the world's people. Anything less will simply result in a continuation of the same catalog of problems inherent in the present system.

Throughout history, change has been slow. Successive groups of incompetent leaders have replaced those that preceded them, but the underlying social and economic problems remain because the basic value systems have gone unaltered. The problems we are faced with today cannot be solved politically or financially because they are highly technical in nature. There may not even be enough money available to pay for the required changes, but there are more than enough resources. This is why The Venus Project advocates the transition from a monetary-based society to the eventual realization of a resource-based global economy.

We realize to make the transition from our present culture, which is politically incompetent, scarcity-oriented and obsolete, to this new, more humane society will require a quantum leap in both thought and action.

An Obsolete Monetary System

The money-based system evolved centuries ago. All of the world's economic systems - socialism, communism, fascism, and even the vaunted free enterprise system - perpetuate social stratification, elitism, nationalism, and racism, primarily based on economic disparity. As long as a social system uses money or barter, people and nations will seek to maintain the economic competitive edge or, if they cannot do so by means of commerce they will by military intervention. We still utilize these same outmoded methods.

Our current monetary system is not capable of providing a high standard of living for everyone, nor can it ensure the protection of the environment because the major motive is profit. Strategies such as downsizing and toxic dumping increase the profit margin. With the advent of automation, cybernation, artificial intelligence and out sourcing, there will be an ever-increasing replacement of people by machines. As a result, fewer people will be able to purchase goods and services even though our capability to produce an abundance will continue to exist.

Our present, outmoded political and economic systems are unable to apply the real benefits of today's innovative technology to achieve the greatest good for all people, and to overcome the inequities imposed upon so many. Our technology is racing forward yet our social designs have remained relatively static. In other words cultural change has not kept pace with technological change. We now have the means to produce goods and services in abundance for everyone.

Unfortunately, today science and technology have been diverted from achieving the greatest good for reasons of self-interest and monetary gain through planned obsolescence sometimes referred to as the conscious withdrawal of efficiency. For example, the U. S. Department of Agriculture, whose function is presumed to be conducting research into ways of achieving higher crop yields per acre, actually pays farmers not to produce at full-capacity. The monetary system tends to hold back the application of these methods that we know would best serve the interests of people and the environment.

In a monetary system purchasing power is not related to our capacity to produce goods and services. For example, during a depression, there are computers and DVD's on store shelves and automobiles in car lots, but most people do not have the purchasing power to buy them. The earth is still the same place; it is just the rules of the game that are obsolete and create strife, deprivation and unnecessary human suffering.

A monetary system developed years ago as a device to control human behavior in an environment with limited resources. Today money is used to regulate the economy not for the benefit of the general populace, but for those who control the financial wealth of nations.

Resource Based Economy

All social systems, regardless of political philosophy, religious beliefs, or social customs, ultimately depend upon natural resources, i.e. clean air and water, arable land and the necessary technology and personnel to maintain a high standard of living.

Simply stated, a resource-based economy utilizes existing resources rather than money and provides an equitable method of distributing these resources in the most efficient manner for the entire population. It is a system in which all goods and services are available without the use of money, credits, barter, or any other form of debt or servitude.

Earth is abundant with plentiful resources; today our practice of rationing resources through monetary methods is irrelevant and counter productive to our survival. Modern society has access to highly advanced technologies and can make available food, clothing, housing, medical care, a relevant educational system, and develop a limitless supply of renewable, non-contaminating energy such as geothermal, solar, wind, tidal, etc. It is now possible to have everyone enjoy a very high standard of living with all of the amenities that a prosperous civilization can provide. This can be accomplished through the intelligent and humane application of science and technology.

To better understand the meaning of a resource-based economy consider this: if all the money in the world were destroyed, as long as topsoil, factories, and other resources were left intact, we could build anything we choose to build and fulfill any human need. It is not money that people need; rather, it is free access to the necessities of life. In a resource-based economy , money would be irrelevant. All that would be required are the resources and the manufacturing and distribution of the products.

When education and resources are made available to all people without a price tag, there would be no limit to the human potential. Although this is difficult to imagine, even the wealthiest person today would be far better off in a resource based society as proposed by The Venus Project. Today the middle classes live better than kings of times past. In a resource based economy everyone would live better than the wealthiest of today.

In such a society, the measure of success would be based on the fulfillment of one's individual pursuits rather than the acquisition of wealth, property and power.

The Choice Is Ours To Make

Human behavior is subject to the same laws as any other natural phenomenon. Our customs, behaviors, and values are byproducts of our culture. No one is born with greed, prejudice, bigotry, patriotism and hatred; these are all learned behavior patterns. If the environment is unaltered, similar behavior will reoccur.

Today, much of the technology needed to bring about a global Resource-Based Economy exists. If we choose to conform to the limitations of our present monetary-based economy, then it is likely that we will continue to live with its inevitable results: war, poverty, hunger, deprivation, crime, ignorance, stress, fear, and inequity. On the other hand, if we embrace the concept of a global resource-based economy , learn more about it, and share our understanding with our friends, this will help humanity evolve out of its present state.

The only limitations are those we impose upon ourselves. The Venus Project is neither utopian nor Orwellian, nor does it reflect the dreams of impractical idealists. Instead, it presents attainable goals requiring only the intelligent application of what we already know."

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Open-Source Economics with Yochai Benkler

Yochai calls out the growing open-sourced economic force. His ideas for change are similar to Resource Based Economics, predicting a need for economic adjustments for growth to continue. The open-source movements have proven that the profit motive is not the only incentive for humans to work hard, be creative and co-operate.

Human Behavior vs. Human Nature

The debate of nurture vs. nature has been ongoing for a very long time. Many theories, supernatural to evolutionary tackle the ideas of an invariable human nature. To continue my discussion I will say this about the debate; if genetics has proven anything, it is that different cultures, and the individuals within them have a disposition to certain traits, while our environments shape most of our behavior and morals.

Check out Nature VIA Nurture by Matt Ridley and the interview he had with Melbourne University Voice's Nerissa Hannink. He explains how our genes themselves are subject to evolution (or genetic engineering), and that our genes make us more susceptible to environmental triggers. He hopes the title of his book, Nature VIA Nurture will help settle some of the dispute.

When discussing the Venus Project, human nature comes up frequently. There are concerns that greed and violence and jealousy are forms of human nature which will propagate into our new system whether we like it or not, and prove our theories incorrect. While I suppose only time can tell, we can make a pretty strong case in support of TVP and its goal to redesign society to positively affect human behavior.

If we can eliminate scarcity, then we can eliminate crime. Virtually all abhorrent behavior is caused directly or indirectly from the monetary system and the inherent scarcity associated. Consider an auto-worker in Detroit Michigan or Oshawa Ontario, and the stress they must be under in this economy. They've got to worry about losing their jobs, their homes, paying for their families, hoping their spouses don't leave, worrying about finding new work, etc. Emotions flare in those kinds of environments, unhealthy habits form, and people become more inclined towards desperate and/or passionate extremes. Consider a street kid in South America, starving, no home, no job, so he steals to feed himself. Consider a single mom living in a economic slum, carrying a gun for her own protection, when one day she shoots her daughter in the middle of the night mistaking her for an intruder.

In transition from our current state to the eventual implementation of the Venus Project, we will still need to keep some law enforcement until the effects of the new environment sink in. It is important to remember the natural laws of emergence and interconnectedness when we consider our ability to grow and expand our own ideas and behaviors. The future we build for ourselves will be different from the one generations after us will create, as ideas evolve and change.

Please consider greed and violence and jealousy as products of the societies we live in today rather than global, invariable human qualities. If you are able to concede to to this notion, then consider what would happen if we improve the environment that we all live in, and created abundance for the entire world.

Geothermal Energy

Western GeoPower Corp. had this press release in 2007 from the Globe and Mail. They do a great job explaining the differences between the two main types of geothermal usage, and their cost involvements.

A Geothermal-source heating and cooling system works on a series of looped pipes buried underground below the frost line on a residential scale to heat a home in winter and cool it in summer. This saves an estimated 70% on energy costs annually. To purchase and install such a system costs the home owner $13,000 - 15,000, with technology and market prices of 2007.

The other more large scale energy creation comes from Geothermal steam turbines. In this process, a power plant is built around holes drilled down to the hotter regions of the earth's core, where water sent down pipes causes steam to rise and drive turbines. It is important to note however, that most areas would benefit from EGS or Enhanced Geothermal Systems, in which chemicals would be used to "open up new cracks and to interconnect geothermal pools to create a viable heating source."

There has been a lot of talk about geothermal energy among the Zeitgeist community, and for good reasons; this energy source is clean, virtually harmless to the environment, and completely sustainable. An MIT report estimated that over 200 ZJ would be extractable, with the potential to increase this to over 2,000 ZJ with technology improvements - sufficient to provide all the world's present energy needs for several millennia. With the potential to become the predominately used source of energy in our future, discussions of where to build geothermal plants have begun. See aside a map of North America and its heating flow curvature to further your own investigations. Links to the site of the creator and for more information on existing surveys, check here.

TED Talk - Tribes and Movements

This recent TED talk reflects the attitudes of the 250,000 members of our very own Zeitgeist movement. I hope it inspires you.

Technological Unemployment

An economic factor not discussed enough these days is the issue of technological unemployment. Automation in the workforce eliminates jobs faster than it creates them. Advancements in travel and communications have led to outsourcing and importing many of our goods. In the next 15 years with the advent of nanotechnology, the manufacturing process will shift to the next level of efficiency, where labor for products will become unnecessary all together.

Expanding on the topic of cyclical consumption discussed in the waste article, it is important to note that the economy relies on a population of working consumers. An employer pays their employee a wage, where the employee and often the employer then become consumers. Consumers use their wages for goods and services and thus the cycle continues. We work for money to drive the consumption cycle. Though if automation causes downsizing, then fewer wages are earned, and fewer products are in turn consumed. The consumption cycle is reversed, as more consumers are laid off, spending less and less.

The service industry cannot support enough job creation or innovation to offset the job loss from the manufacturing and sales of goods. The patchwork attempted by economists, financial advisers, and the governments they advise will never be able to prevent the inherent boom and busts of the money supply and related job supply in a free market monetary system.

Less than 1% of the U.S.’s population are farmers. Never before in history have the masses been fed by so few. Less than 0.1% of the world’s population are scientists and engineers. This tiny slice of the pie has been responsible for virtually all of the world’s advancements and real growth. The rest of us depend on job creation based upon these few innovators. The trickle down effect is running dry, as automation and outsourcing continue to soak up the benefits.

What if we embraced technology for all it was intended, and approached a redesign of society using the scientific method? The ideals of this new society (The Venus Project) would include using technology to better our lives as humans, freeing us from pointless labor and associated services. Recognizing our connection with our environment and each other, we must design for the carrying capacity of our planet. Once we survey the planet for its resources, and build management systems with linked data of all human knowledge, we can start to implement automated machines to build and repair themselves into various systems.

With alternate growing techniques like hydroponics, communities could grow their entire food supply locally in greenhouses, skyscrapers etc., reducing transportation and distribution time and energy consumption. Such hydroponic farms could be automated and managed with computer systems so that the human involvement is virtually eliminated. Using these advanced farming techniques would guarantee an abundant, diverse food supply for the entire world, tapping down to the water table in areas with inadequate irrigation options. Any imports necessary would be limited, and the supply that is produced locally would be managed with the changing needs of the community/city, maintaining fresh product. This is how we could use technology in agriculture to free humans from labor, improve the quality of food we eat, and give nourishment to those starving all over the world. With the science of nanotechnology, we will one day be able to molecularly create our food, including protein, meat, fish etc.

The arguments made against technological unemployment are outdated. Such arguments imply that labor displaced by a machine, would be offset by job creation in making the machines and servicing them. This argument assumes that machines themselves aren’t producing the job eliminating machines. The amount of service technicians required to support the new techology, would not offset the amount of labor accomplished by the new technology, and would continue to diminish as machines become further integrated with computers to repair themselves.

We cannot ignore this stress on our old socio/economic framework.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


As a function of profit, the best product will minimize cost and maximize revenue. This means that an average product to appeal to the masses will be designed with cheap materials to be manufactured at a low cost, with a throw away attitude. The process of designing product that will ultimately fail and need repair or become replaced is called planned obsolescence.

Products like Swiffer from Proctor and Gamble that have disposable sheets to throw out after one use, or the market for disposable ‘anythings’ are perfect examples. More broadly, the products today have all kinds of sub markets tied to them for replacement parts and service, because the products aren’t built to last. Think of your cars, computers, clothes, and appliances of all sorts. The necessity for these sub markets is job creation, and the planned obsolescence, a by-product of the profit function, enables the so-called growth in the economy.

Waste through planned obsolescence enables the consumption cycle, which drives the economy.

The attitudes of consumers in boom periods become attune to spending more and driving the markets. We see this clearly as National debts in free market nations rise respective to their GDP’s in periods of economic growth. In fact, the average ratio of National Personal debt to National GDP, has historically been between 30% and 50%. In 2008, that ratio hit 100%, the only other time in history doing so was just before the great depression. The monetary system creates waste through the profit motive, it creates waste in financial markets, and it creates waste in virtually all aspects of industry.

There is no need for ownership over many of things we desire today. Once basic needs are satisfied, and the basic amenities and furnishings one desires for their home are acquired, why would anyone want to own and store a set of golf clubs for instance, when they could go to the course, select a set that they like and return them at the end of the game? In a resource-based economy (RBE), one might decide, “Well I like them so much, I’m going to keep them”. One would of course not be restricted from making such a decision, but attitudes in an RBE will evolve towards a new way of thinking.

In this example, the golf course computer system would order a new pair of those clubs to be sent to the club house to replace them, and the golfer would have to transport their clubs home, store them, and bring them back to the course when he/she wants to use them again. Consider parking lots and residential driveways full of parked cars, basements full of sports equipment, collections of books and other media, and musical instruments. If you have the desire to use a research facility or play a guitar or throw a frisbee at the beach, the ability to do so will be provided. Whether you choose to take ownership over such products afterwards is up to the individual previously known as the consumer. The attitude, or phenomenon of the consumer will dissipate over time, and we will become individuals, not restricted from obtaining our desires, while refraining from wasteful behavior. We might not see the value in keeping a lush front lawn of grass for the amount of water it wastes, or perhaps find ways to reuse water effectively so that you can keep your front lawn. Advances in agriculture would allow fruits and vegetables to be grown and harvested anywhere through hydroponic systems, which would decentralize food production and eliminate waste in travel and distribution.

The cybernetic network of human knowledge would manage the earth’s resources to eliminate waste, our efforts focused on new materials and recycling methods. Our attitudes will adapt towards becoming more efficient, our designs will be built to last and function with maximized effectiveness. The products will have no hierarchy of cheap to luxury; everything will be the best it could possibly be. The cybernetic system would be open to the design suggestions from anyone willing or interested, with the combined input of the entire world, emergent solutions to our goals will be made possible. The key is to replace the inherently wasteful monetary economic system with a scientific method, resource based approach where the question is not, “How much does it cost?” but, “Do we have the resources?”.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

ZDAY 2009 - Toronto

March 15th, come join the open forum event that is ZDAY 2009 Toronto. Celebrate the goals and vision of the Venus Project and the Zeitgeist Movement at the Center for Social Innovation (CSI) at 215 Spadina Ave. 4th floor Alterna room. Bring family and friends to share the experience and to spread the word.

Worldwide events just like this are being held in similar venues all with the aim of spreading the vision of Jacque Fresco's Venus Project, depicted in Peter Joseph's Zeitgeist Addendum documentary. It's the one social event of the year you simply can not afford to miss.

Hope to see you there!

Zeitgeist Orientation Video

The 2009 Zeitgeist Day is quickly approaching. On March 15th, 2009, countries around the globe will be having ZDay events to spread the word about what's happening globally.

I have taken a strong interest in the Zeitgeist Movement, and wish to spread the word to as many as possible. The information in the movie 'Zeitgeist Addendum' has been summarized into a 1.5 hour orientation video to help explain the goals of the movement, and inform the general public of the dire state of our economy, the corrupt nature of profit based systems and the effect it has had on society. The movement also introduces a solution based on the life works of futurist Jacque Fresco and his Venus Project.

Please, please, if you are reading this, tell anyone who will listen what you see today. Do not ignore what is happening around us. The orientation video below will introduce you to the movement, and I hope that it will inspire you to learn more and become an activist for the greatest cause.