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Venus Project: New Culture, New Economy for People & Planet

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Is it any wonder that a futurist and designer would set about designing the future?

Dr. Jaques Fresco has invented and designed hundreds of new products and structures, for a range of medical, cinema, construction, and aerospace applications.

In the 1930s, he was influenced by the great designer Buckminster Fuller. Starting with World War II, Fresco witnessed a devastating parade of environmental and human destruction. He saw the need to design new cities, a new economy, and a new culture.

This work, spanning several decades, evolved into the Venus Project --a foundation that represents the vision of a future without poverty, crime, war, corruption, or waste.

Fresco and his colleague, Roxanne Meadows, see it as a way  to outgrow current political and business notions of human affairs, using a caring and holistic approach, a world withou money, where technology serves all human needs.

A more appropriate value system would need to be required to enable this  This alternative surpasses the need for the controlled and scarcity-oriented environment in which we find ourselves in today.

In this 38-minute interview with Co-host Daniel Kerbein, Fresco and Meadows outline their view of a future that is ready for us to live, as soon as we are ready for it.

What also comes across clearly, is their deep-down trust in the core ability of humans to cooperate and create evolved communities with each other.

This interview first aired on KBBF-FM 89.1, Calistoga/Santa Rosa. Please be generous in supporting public radio.