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What is The Venus Project?

What is The Venus Project?
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 re-examine our values and to reflect upon and evaluate some of the underlying issues and assumptions we have as a society. At present we are left with very few alternatives. Experience tells us that human behavior can be modified, either toward constructive or destructive activity. 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.

Roxanne Meadows Ms. Roxanne Meadows attended Moore College of Art and received a B.F.A. from Maryland Institute of Art. She studied technical and architectural rendering and model making under Jacque Fresco for 4 years. Today, she is an accomplished and well-known technical and architectural illustrator and model maker. Since 1985, Ms. A few of the many clients of Architectural Arts Inc. are: Disney Development Corp. - Orlando, FL Westinghouse Communities - Naples, FL The Lutgert Companies - Naples, FL Bonita Bay Properties - Bonita Springs, FL Atlantic Gulf Communities – Miami, FL CRSA Inc. - Memphis, Tennessee Krystal Key Development Corp.- Ft. She taught technical and fine arts at the Sebring and Lake Placid Art Center and has worked as a computer animator for Ken Sneeden and Associates. From 1975 to the present, she has worked with renowned futurist Jacque Fresco to develop and promote The Venus Project. She, along with Mr.

Transportation Various segments of the passenger compartments on these high-speed maglev trains can be removed as the train passes through the station. These removable sections can then take passengers to their local destinations while other compartments are lowered in their place. This method allows the main body of the train to remain in motion, thus conserving energy. In addition, the removable multi-functional compartments could be specially equipped to serve most transportation purposes. Since military aircraft will be unnecessary in the future, emphasis can be shifted to advancing medical, emergency, service, and transportation vehicles. These Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) aircraft are designed to lift passengers and freight by the use of ring-vortex air columns. The central dome of this airport of the future would contain air terminals, maintenance facilities, service centers, and hotels. All of the runways will be equipped with built in sprinkler systems in case of emergency.

Energy None of these mega-projects will ever be undertaken without a comprehensive study of the positive and negative retroactions involved. As refinements in conversion technologies increase its feasibility, geothermal energy will come to take on a more prominent role. Readily available in various geographical regions throughout the world, both on land and under the sea, this energy source alone could provide enough clean energy for the next thousand years. These underwater structures are designed to convert a portion of the flow of the Gulf Stream through turbines to generate clean electric power. A land bridge or tunnel might be constructed across the Bering Strait. Solar power has tremendous potential from photovoltaic panels that store energy in batteries for private use to large scale solar plants on land and in the sea.

Cities in the Sea A global system of these structures can easily accommodate many millions of people and relieve the land based population pressures. They can provide the inhabitants with information and serve as natural sea aquariums without artificially enclosing marine life. Many of these cities may serve as oceanographic universities that maintain the ecological balance of marine systems. Other ocean cities will maintain sea farms that will cultivate many forms of marine life. They could also be used as a new resource for mining the relatively untapped resources of the oceans without disturbing its ecology. After construction, these structures can be towed to various locations where they would be most beneficial, then anchored to the ocean floor. Offshore apartment buildings of concrete, steel, glass, titanium, and a wide variety of new synthetic materials could be built to relieve the population pressure in areas like Hong Kong, Tokyo, Los Angeles, and New York.

Construction "If technology does not liberate all people for the pursuit of higher aspirations in human achievement, then all its technical potential will be meaningless." Jacque Fresco The machine in the foreground is a multi-function unit. Here, it is used to lift and insert prefabricated housing components into a support structure. Although these "prefab" units will be composed of standard components, they will be of a modular design of such a wide and diverse array as to allow maximum individual expression in interior design and décor. The construction of these industrial and research complexes in the Circular City can be carried out by robotic equipment that will receive instructions via satellite. Automated cranes travel along the buildings' length installing floors, windows, curtain walls, roofing, and other components from the ground up. This scene depicts a laser excavator of the future. The future of nanotechnology offers enormous potential.

Housing The Venus Project recommends that the present state and aims of architecture be redefined to fit the evolving needs of individuals in this new, emergent culture. The architecture and individual dwellings of future cities will evolve on an entirely different basis from today’s houses. With the intelligent application of humane technologies, we will be able to provide and allow for a wide array of unique individual homes. Their structural elements will be flexible and coherently arranged to best serve individual preference. All of these dwellings can be designed as self-contained residences with their own thermal generators and heat concentrators. Homes could be prefabricated of a new type of pre-stressed, reinforced concrete with a flexible ceramic external coating that would be relatively maintenance free, fireproof, and impervious to the weather.

City Systems It would be far easier and would require less energy to build new, efficient cities than to attempt to update and solve the problems of the old ones. The Venus Project proposes a Research City that would use the most sophisticated available resources and construction techniques. Its geometrically elegant and efficient circular arrangement will be surrounded by, and incorporated into the city design, parks and lovely gardens. This city will be designed to operate with the minimum expenditure of energy using the cleanest technology available, which will be in harmony with nature to obtain the highest possible standard of living for everyone. All the facilities are available to everyone without cost in a resource based economy. With an opportunity for constant growth and achievement people could have the time and freedom to choose the lifestyle they find most fulfilling. Cybernation is the linking of computers with automated systems.

Resource-Based Economy The term and meaning of a Resource Based Economy was originated by Jacque Fresco. It is a holistic socio-economic system in which all goods and services are available without the use of money, credits, barter or any other system of debt or servitude. All resources become the common heritage of all of the inhabitants, not just a select few. The premise upon which this system is based is that the Earth is abundant with plentiful resource; our practice of rationing resources through monetary methods is irrelevant and counter productive to our survival. Modern society has access to highly advanced technology and can make available food, clothing, housing and medical care; update our educational system; and develop a limitless supply of renewable, non-contaminating energy. A resource-based economy would utilize existing resources from the land and sea, physical equipment, industrial plants, etc. to enhance the lives of the total population. What else would a resource-based economy mean?

TVP Main Website Recommended Documentaries We are only now beginning to recognize the enormous potential and diversity of the relatively untapped resources of the world's oceans. The oceans offer an almost limitless environment for food and energy production, minerals, pharmaceuticals, and much more. Colonization of the oceans is one of the last frontiers that remain on earth. If intelligently managed, the creation of ocean communities could be among the greatest achievements of the twenty-first century. This video presents visions of tomorrow's cities in the sea. Running time 15 minutes, produced 2002. The Venus Project's video, Welcome To The Future, presents an attainable vision of what our world could be if we intelligently apply science and technology with environmental and human concern--a future where war, poverty and hunger could be but a distant memory. The Venus Project Tour is an informative and educational experience unlike any other.

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