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Are we ready for a perfect world?

The Venus Project

The Venus Project is an organization that is founded on the ideas, designs, and direction presented here. It represents many years of research and dedication on the part of its originator and Project Director, Jacque Fresco. Its 25-acre research and design center is located in Venus, Florida where the future is taking shape today. The function of The Venus Project is to design, develop, and prepare plans for the construction of an experimental city based on the -principles outlined above. Here we have constructed nine experimental buildings, are developing alternative energy systems, city designs, transportation, manufacturing systems, and more. In support of this research we are creating blueprints, renderings, and models, holding seminars, producing books, videos, and other written material to introduce people to the aims of The Venus Project. The Venus Project is in the process of introducing a set of values and procedures that may enable us to achieve social transformation. The Venus Project will provide the designs and blueprints for a prototype community to test the validity of its social proposals and to establish a permanent planning center that could be used for future short-term and long-term project planning. It also proposes a relevant orientation for people to be able to adapt intellectually and emotionally to our new technological age. Anything short of overall social design would be inappropriate and far less effective. Our proposals will be submitted to the general public and all educational institutions, and we invite their participation. If enough people find the proposals acceptable and choose to join with us in this new advocacy, this could help to form the nucleus of an organization to further the aims of The Venus Project.

The circular configurations of the new cities as proposed by The Venus Project are not merely stylized architectural conceptualizations, but are the results of years of research to provide an environment t

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    Sep 23 2012: I'm not ready.

    Historically, individuals and groups have attempted to create "the perfect world" with disasterous results in the past.

    Somebody please get everyone to agree on what "The Perfect World" is before we start trying to achieve it.

    In the meantime, I have no reservations about trying to IMPROVE the one we currently have. But historically, we can't even get everyone to agree on how to do THAT.
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      Oct 21 2012: The Venus Project is not a perfect world, it's just a lot better. Jacques Fresco even states that is his talks.
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        Oct 22 2012: I'm OK with that, Joshua. But the conversation title is listed as an "idea" with the title of "Are we ready for a perfect world?"

        The title is misleading in what the Venus Project is trying to accomplish in that case. It will give people the wrong impression about what the discussion is about.
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          Oct 22 2012: Then, no, I don't think the world is ready for this type of change. I wish it were but I think we still have a few years to go.
          Maybe, next year, we will see the changes taking effect that are going to be needed as the catalysts of change.

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