The Venus Project: The Redesign of a Culture
a book by Jacque Fresco
(our site's book review)
The author presents an intriguing and inspired view of a future society in which Third Wave knowledge of both the technological and sociological type are utilized in creating a more humane world, relying upon resource-based economies rather than money-based ones. It is Utopian and idealistic, but the central thesis that we have the knowledge to create environments for humans that are truly need-filling and creativity-inspiring is not to be taken lightly. This is a truth that needs to be acted upon by individuals wanting a better life, and not by social engineers and politicians wanting to tell us what to do.
The fact that we have the knowledge to make society work well and yet we continue to put up with a society that works poorly is a lesson in not just inertia and Culture War stalemate but paradigm shift difficulty and the intractability of belief systems (no matter how inoperable) as well. The knowledge to create environments for humans that are truly need-filling and creativity-inspiring to make society work well is what this website specializes in. See Why Register for an MC?.
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