The Venus Project

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Coordinates: 27°04′25″N 81°25′51″W / 27.073667°N 81.43079°W / 27.073667; -81.43079

The Venus Project
The Venus Project logo and wordmark.svg
The Venus Project logo
Motto Beyond Politics, Poverty and War
Formation 1995; 19 years ago (1995)
Type For-profit corporation
Purpose 'Redesign of culture'
Location Venus, Florida, U.S.
Key people
Website thevenusproject.com
Futurist Jacque Fresco (right) with Roxanne Meadows
An automated construction[clarification needed]

The Venus Project is an organization founded by Jacque Fresco that advocates for what it calls a resource-based economy. The goal is to combine Fresco's versions of sustainable development, energy efficiency, natural resource management, and advanced automation in a global socioeconomic system based on social cooperation and scientific methodology.

The Venus Project was founded in 1995 as a for-profit corporation by Jacque Fresco and Roxanne Meadows in Venus, Florida.[1]

A separate, nonprofit organization started by Fresco and his business partner Roxanne Meadows is Future By Design, founded in 2003.[2]

Fresco lectures his ideas and gives tours of the Venus Project location.[3] The term "resource based economy" is used by the Venus Project to describe a hypothetical economic system in which goods, services, and information are free. Fresco argues that Earth has enough resources and that the practice of distributing resources through a price system method is irrelevant and counterproductive to survival.[4]

The documentary-style films Zeitgeist: Addendum[5] and Zeitgeist: Moving Forward highlight ideas from the Venus Project.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Detail by Entity Name: THE VENUS PROJECT, INC.". Division of Corporations. Florida Department of State. Retrieved 2014-01-21. "Florida Profit Corporation" 
  2. ^ "Detail by Entity Name". Search.sunbiz.org. Retrieved 2013-12-15. 
  3. ^ Newman, Alex (March 10, 2011). "Zeitgeist and the Venus Project". The New American. Retrieved January 29, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Resource Based Economy". Thevenusproject.com. 2013-12-01. Retrieved 2013-12-15. 
  5. ^ Home :: The Artivist Film Festival, October 2008, archived from the original on 2008-10-21, retrieved 27 August 2012, "Presenting The 2008 Artivist Award Winners! "ZEITGEIST ADDENDUM" Director: Peter Joseph. Best Feature – Artivist Spirit Award" 
  6. ^ TZMOfficialChannel. "Zeitgeist: Moving Forward (Official Release 2011)". YouTube. Retrieved 2014-01-26. 


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