Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Jacque Fresco's Venus Project
Perhaps I am secretly a futurist at heart but when I saw the Venus Project I was at awe. I started off by admiring the designs of Jacque Fresco but then realized that there was much more to it than futuristic housing, cities, transportation, etc. His ideas are to change our culture. He has a dream of a world without war, pollution, and crime. He calls for a resource based economy where all natural resources are shared without monetary trade or bartering. All national boundaries would no longer exist and we would live in a society that is shaped by our surrounding environment. We would live with the Earth, not against it. I will admit this sounds like an impossible utopia but ideas have to start somewhere. Every good idea started off as a dream. Let me know what you think.