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Friday, 17 April 2015

The Venus Project: One World, No Government. Could It Work?

The Venus Project: One World, No Government. Could It Work?


by EV

Architectural designer and futurist, Jacque Fresco, is considered an inspiration by many for his innovative ideas and his blueprint for a sustainable society and planet. It is known as the Venus Project. While some of his ideas are considered radical and far-fetched, we are now reaching a point in technology where it may be time for a reappraisal.

The Venus Project proposes an alternative vision of what the future can be if we apply what we already know in order to achieve a sustainable new world civilization. It calls for a straightforward redesign of our culture in which the age-old inadequacies of war, poverty, hunger, debt and unnecessary human suffering are viewed not only as avoidable, but as totally unacceptable. Anything less will result in a continuation of the same catalogue of problems inherent in today’s world. Today many people believe what is needed is a higher sense of ethical standards and the enactment of international laws to assure a sustainable global society.

The Venus Project: One World, No Government. Could It Work?

Fresco’s idea advocates for a society that runs on socio-cooperation, and uses science and the advancement of technology in clean and efficient ways. He calls this system a “resource-based economy”, and it would involve reconstructing the entire planet’s infrastructure. The planet would need to work together as one, “eliminating the false borders that separate continents and countries and looking at our planet as an open trading highway system.”

Because our current system is based on mass consumerism, which promotes environmental neglect, we are not living in a sustainable society, and it’s only a matter of time before we drain the planet of its resources. Fresco suggests that the answer is to automate as much as possible in the shortest period of time. By doing so, we can use technology to produce and distribute resources for the entire world in a clean and efficient manner. In this way, technology can work for everyone.


Two common concerns at this point are whether or not there would be enough resources for everyone, and whether or not mass automation will have a negative effect on the job market. The first thing to take into consideration is that the Venus Project would terminate the need for a monetary system, thereby having no effect on the job market, and if we can get to a point where the level of production is high enough (which Fresco claims is more than possible), scarcity will no longer exist. The theory is that with most jobs automated, and resources in abundance, the average person will only have to work a couple hours a day, and they would have everything they could possibly need.

Fresco also suggests that computers can be used to benefit humankind by using a global intelligence network to oversee things such as the production and distribution of goods, and to ensure there would be no shortages or overruns of resources. “Decisions being made in this innovative society would be based around the needs of the people and the conservation of the planet, not corporate interests.” Our corporate-run society uses the monetary system to stress a need for vast resources that don’t have to be used—it promotes waste.

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Fresco has numerous ideas for this new system, all of which are outlined in the documentary provided at the bottom of this page. From clean, renewable energy, to transportation, it seems Fresco has thought of nearly everything.


Fresco’s system would also eliminate the need for a government. As of yet, “none of the world’s economic systems—socialism, communism, fascism, or the free enterprise system—have eliminated the problems of elitism, nationalism, racism, and most of all scarcity.” These government-run systems are centered primarily on economic disparity.

When money is used to regulate and distribute resources for profit, people and nations are out for themselves. They will seek advantage at any cost. They do this by maintaining a competitive edge, or through military intervention. War represents the supreme failure of nations to resolve their differences. From a strictly pragmatic standpoint, it is the most inefficient waste of lives and resources ever conceived.

Fresco believes that people are good at heart, and that negative ideals are taught. It is his belief that when people are provided with everything they need, from the necessities required to survive, to the things that give us pleasure, the need for greed and corruption evaporates. There is no need for a governing body or military in a world where everyone is provided for. There is no need for police if greed and desperation, and ultimately crime, are not present.


In the world Fresco is suggesting, technology can be used to advance mankind in positive ways. Rather than using science to advance our weapons technology, we can concentrate on the true necessities, such as the medical field. Fresco believes that with medical care available to all, as well as advancements in technology, those conditions and disorders that cause violent reactions in people can be detected and treated from an early age, without the need for a prison system.

This has nothing to do with those who want to form an elite world order with themselves and large corporations in control and the rest of the world subservient to them. On the contrary, a global resource-based economy enables all people to reach their highest potential where they can thrive and grow in a society that works on their behalf. A society that protects and preserves the environment as well—one that understands we are a part of nature, not separate from it.



There have been a few arguments against the Venus Project, with some even claiming that Scientology, Hitler, Mao, and Stalin all pale in comparison. This mainly seems to be due to the fact that there would be no need for currency, police, prison systems, or a government in Fresco’s vision.

Some have commented that a system such as the one Fresco is suggesting would eliminate competition, and without competition humans would lose their creativity and imagination. It should be noted that the desire for competition is not a human trait, but rather a cultural trait, and there was no direct link found between competition and the ability to create or imagine:

Mainstream culture in the United States emphasizes assertiveness and individuality, so many Westerners are competitive and reluctant to give in to others. In more communal societies, people have less individualistic perspectives and are less likely to focus on winning conflicts (Ting-Toomey, 1991; Van Yperen & Buunk, 1991). Similarly, in Japan and many other Asian cultures, open disagreement is strongly condemned (Gangwish, 1999). Great effort is made to avoid winning at the cost of causing another person to lose face. In Japanese sports, the ideal is not for one team to win but for a tie to occur so that neither team loses face. When there is to be a winner, Japanese athletes try to win by only a slim margin so that the losing team is not humiliated (“American Games, Japanese Rules,” cited in Ferrante, 2006). (Wood, 2013).


The most common argument, however, is that the Venus Project is another form of communism or socialism, though it appears to be difficult for skeptics to make a solid connection. For example in one critic’s study it was noted that the Venus Project opposes the Leninist Bolshevik brand of communism, and openly rejects the George Sorel approach of “ongoing blood riots and violence”, therefore meaning that the Venus Project is not a form of revolutionary communism. A connection was immediately made afterwards to socialism though, due to the fact Fresco’s system rejects police, prisons, and military.

In a quote from Ludwig von Mises’s 1947 work entitled Planned Chaos:

“The state will ‘wither away’. In the socialist commonwealth of the future there will be neither judges and policemen nor prisons and gallows.”

The critic also states this does not conclusively prove that the Venus Project is socialist.

There are other similar comparisons made between the Venus Project and communism, as well as socialism, however these details seem minute in comparison to the major differences. When asked directly how Jacque Fresco’s system compares to communism, those at the Venus Project responded:

Communism being similar to a resource-based economy or the Venus Project is an erroneous concept. Communism has money, banks, armies, police, prisons, charismatic personalities, social stratification, and is managed by appointed leaders. The Venus Project’s aim is to surpass the need for the use of money. Police, prisons and the military would no longer be necessary when goods, services, healthcare, and education are available to all people.

In a report from Collective-Evolution:

Some argue that Jacque Fresco’s plans are idealistic and crazy, and that our world is too far away from such a utopia. However, if we take a moment to observe our current state, it is easy to see that people are not content with the way the world is currently run. Countries all around the world are standing up to their governments with hope of reconstructing a future which provides equal and harmonious living standards for all. We are aware that we need to create something new, and perhaps Jacque Fresco’s blueprints hold the key to the new Earth we’ve been waiting for all along.

Paradise Or Oblivion


Gangwish, K. (1999). Living in two worlds: Asian-American women and emotion. Paper presented at the National Communication Convention, Chicago.
Martin, AnnMarie. Interiors & Sources. Feb 24, 2012. (http://www.interiorsandsources.com/article-details/articleid/13604/title/re-writing-the-rules.aspx)
Roberts, Jeff. Collective-Evolution. Nov 17, 2013. (http://www.collective-evolution.com/2013/11/17/this-is-what-the-future-should-look-like-jacque-frescos-the-venus-project/)
Saint, Amanda. E & T. Feb 12, 2015. (http://eandt.theiet.org/magazine/2015/02/venus-project.cfm)
Ting-Toomey, S. (1991). Intimacy expressions in three cultures: France, Japan, and the United States. International Journal of Intercultural relations, 15, 29-46.
Van Yperen. N. W., & Buunk, B.P. (1991). Equity theory and exchange and communal orientation from a cross-national perspective. Journal of Social Psychology, 131, 5-20.
Wood, Julia T. (2013). Interpersonal Communication: Everyday Encounters. Boston, MA: Wadsworth.

For more information about the Venus Project see http://nexusilluminati.blogspot.com/search/label/venus%20project
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  1. regarding the loss of competition in a viable technate.... NO! there will always be people willing to design the best most energy efficient production and distribution systems, and the incentive to do so will be based on the love that they have to free up energy for the betterment of the entire world system. The best people are always the ones who love what they do and will do it regardless of PRICE, the experts will do things without the interference of money and politics (corrupting factors) and this is of course all the incentive anyone needs. Certainly the myth of monies value has gotten us to where we are today, but now we are realizing that corruption, war, poverty, crime etc... are simply bi-products of faulty belief systems that are set up for one group (NAZIS) to control all others. The NAZI agendas are no longer needed as we simply ignore their political ideologies and mythical DEBT creation practices, we will automatically re-gain our balance and install Fresco's visions for a a truly sane world.

  2. and we do indeed need a form of government, but not in the traditional sense as it relates to politics and money. It will be a fact based government of experts who actually know how energy works in the production and distribution process for the great benefit to ALL... Political government = (NAZI) one world ideology is set up so one group of zionists can rule them all, usually the one political zionist party that exists today are skilled in entertainment arts, deception games, word magic, story telling, and false flags military ops, they created their own private government, controlled the worlds money supply through our willingness to accept it without our knowing consent, through their bogus contracts that are cleverly hidden in legalize that only their own can interpret. They care not for others and deem themselves to be the chosen ones. Yes, throw all that BS out the window and lets have a reality based government of skilled technical experts are will not be corrupted by the NAZI agenda.

    1. Aye - except that the WASP NAZIS certainly don't want to live in zion and have little to do with the ptty distraction of zionism. They're just the same old warmonger robber barons and their financiers who've been murdering their way to the top of kingdoms and empires for millennia. And it suits them to have fractured partisan disunited states (countries of jingoistic pseudo-patriotic ignoramuses at odds with each other) far more than it does to have a real world governance that could kick the bastards out of their nice comfy thrones. Dividing and conquering means it's best for the oligarchs to NOT have one world democratic governance but a bunch of bickering loudmouthed local politicians all appealing to their local ;owes common denominator - instead of creating a system that's beneficial for all.

  3. Though the acronym NAZI simply means NAtional ZIonism which today has turned international in scope and yes, does include some major WASP and reformed Jewish leaders who wish to conquer the world internationally. The primary funder of the NAZI agenda are the Rothschild clan, who has taken over the political scene in Washington through their WASP AMERICAN and ISRAELI lobby AIPAC and their ADL watch dog, this is the nature of the beast, take over the political and financial scene and bribe military leaders to go to war for them as they create havoc through divide and conquer tactics (false flags) as they loot the world of any and all true intelligence. And we just sit here and watch the BS as brilliant alternative systems are ignored in favor of the barbarian dictatorships that have always been here through the so called modern era! Nice plan Jaques, I agree with your slant but now we simply need to dethrone the powers that be by ignoring their word magic and funny money tricks! Is there any other way?

  4. And illuminator there will never be a one world democratic governance! The word democracy doesn't fit in with any form plutocracy and plutocracy does indeed rule under any form of price system. Remove the notion of price control and we'll still have a dictatorship of SCIENCE= FACTS=SANITY which will be democratically favored to our current dictatorship of MYTH=OPINION=BELIEF sectors of insanity! Really we have a choice between living in the realities of the laws of nature (causes and effects) or we can choose to live under the rules of easily repudiated OPINIONS about who is better than whom and who deserves what.... Today we live with a combination of both systems, the political and financially accepted myths and the science of modern technological know how. That is the balance between of the two systems we're trying to find, we attempting to find a balance between sanity and insanity, between FACT and FICTION. The world system is simply magnificent is it not? The best of both worlds is here now, heaven and hell are here, the light vs the darkness etc... Wow, what a hell of a world!

    1. Unfortunately, no technocracy can be devoid of corruption and delusion. Most scientists are time serving weasels, no more trustworthy than the profit gouging doctor shocktroops for big pharma - for instance. Fluoridation, mandatory vaccine campaigns and worse - forced eugenics - are products of 'scientists' who believe they know what's best for others. Nuclear weapons were invented by time serving weasels. So was every tool for mass murder and destruction. Technocracy has given us the rigged Diebold voting machines that stole every US election since 2000. No technocracy can be considered trustworthy - or even wiser than the wisdom of crowds.
      Democracy is still the worst possible system - aside from all the rest (so far). And aye, a balance of both systems is required if freedom and survival are to go hand in hand.
      However - governance doesn't mean government, and government doesn't mean rulers. Anarchy means 'no rulers' - it doesn't mean 'no government' - an important distinction.

    2. I strongly disagree, Illuminator... You have to consider what the ALL corrupting factor is in human and environmental relations. Technocracy is NOT the corrupting factor. MONEY IS THE CORRUPTING FACTOR! Take MONEY out and watch as the production and distribution systems gains it's balance. Who corrupts anything if abundances were assured from the cradle to the grave? People fight and or corrupt any system under an automated scarcity condition... Technocracy simply means government of skill and function by people who actually produce and distribute stuff that we need to sustain our lives. Take politics- and MONEY out of the production and distribution system and watch as the great abundances are distributed to ALL without waste, pollution, corruption, BS, etc..... And what happens when we eliminate all the paper pushing non-sense slavery jobs? People are FREE to be creative, fun loving, potential fulfilling creatures of boundless energy. Health to the planet is regained.... I agree with you, illuminator. "Most scientists are time serving weasels," but only under the current money grubbing corrupting system. Take you thinking one step further!


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