The Venus Project
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|Motto||Beyond Politics, Poverty and War|
The Venus Project is an organization started by self-educated structural engineer, industrial designer, and futurist Jacque Fresco. Fresco's project aims to restructure society through worldwide utilization of a theoretical design that he calls a resource-based economy. Those ideas use a version of sustainable cities, energy efficiency, natural resource management and advanced automation with a global socio-economic system based on social cooperation and scientific methodology.
2002 - "The Best That Money Can't Buy" book was published.
Zeitgeist movies 
The Venus Project is featured prominently in the documentary film Zeitgeist: Addendum, in relation to global problems explained in the film. The film premiered at the 5th Annual Artivist Film Festival in Los Angeles, California on October 2, 2008, winning their highest award. It was released online for free on YouTube. Following the movie, an organization called the Zeitgeist Movement was established to promote the aims of the Venus Project. In 2011, an additional film, Zeitgeist: Moving Forward, was also released. At that time Zeitgeist was a promoter and advocate of the Venus Project. In April 2011, the Venus Project formally disassociated itself from Zeitgeist as it no longer felt represented by Zeitgeist.
Resource-based economy 
The term "Resource-based Economy" is applied by the Venus Project to a hypothetical economic system in which goods, services and information are free. This use of the term is found in information from Jacque Fresco.
See also 
- "Zeitgeist: Addendum". Video. YouTube. Retrieved 2012-04-25.
- "Home :: The Artivist Film Festival (from web.archive.org)". October 2008. Retrieved 27 August 2012. "Presenting The 2008 Artivist Award Winners! "ZEITGEIST ADDENDUM" Director: Peter Joseph. Best Feature - Artivist Spirit Award"
- "TVP / TZM Split on V-Radio".
- "Resource Based Economy". The Venus Project.
- The Venus Project
- The Pangea — Greece Activism
- FUTURAGORA — Portugal Activism
- Civilisation 2.0 — France Activism
- Future by Design DVD, Directed by William Gazecki