JACQUE FRESCO and ROXANNE MEADOWS FUTURIST - Redesigning society
NIPSEY HUSSLE ''KNOWLEDGE'' AWARD NOMINEE
A Global Holistic Solution: Resource Based Economy
Global problems faced by mankind today are impacting individuals and nations rapidly. Climate change, famine, war, epidemics of deadly diseases and environmental pollution contribute to the long list of global challenges we, as humans, need to promptly address before an eventual catastrophe swiftly becomes inevitable.
Regardless of political philosophy, religious beliefs, or social customs, all socio-economic systems ultimately depend upon natural resources, such as clean air and water, arable land, and the necessary technology and personnel to maintain a high standard of living. 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 and tidal. It is now possible with the technology available today on this planet today for EVERYONE to 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, technology and simply DECLARING that all the vast resources of the world belong to us ALL without cost. With this we can eliminate POVERTY, SCARCITY, CRIME and WAR all over the world and in LESS than 10 years .
We are separated by borders and beliefs which make it impossible for us to arrive at relevant solutions while being divided ideologically. Most of our problems today are technical but we are still looking for solutions through political means. We need to accept that eliminating these global threats requires the employment of methodologies rather than personal opinions.
The Venus Project proposes a holistic approach with a global socio-economic system that utilizes the most current technological and scientific advances to provide the highest possible living standard for all people on Earth. The proposed system is called Resource Based Economy. The term and meaning was coined by Jacque Fresco and Roxanne Meadows, the founders of The Venus Project.
In a Resource Based Economy all goods and services are available to all people without the need for means of exchange such as money, credits, barter or any other means. For this to be achieved all resources must be declared as the common heritage of all Earth’s inhabitants. Equipped with the latest scientific and technological marvels mankind could reach extremely high productivity levels and create abundance of resources. Resource Based Economy concerns itself with three main factors, Environmental, Technological and Human. We invite you to investigate further and discover more about The Venus Project and Resource Based Economy.