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  • What is the Zeitgeist Movement? [CLICK] The Zeitgeist Movement is the activist arm of The Venus Project, which [CLICK] constitutes the life long work of industrial designer and social engineer, Jacque Fresco. [CLICK]
  • Simply put, what The Venus Project represents and what The Zeitgeist Movement hence condones, which could be summarized as: ‘ The application of The Scientific Method for social concern.’ It is difficult to deny that one of the greatest discovers of human kind, which has allowed for tremendous advancement in our abilities on this planet, has been the understanding and application of Science. We want to begin a deliberate delegation of social technical processes and decision making to the scientific method and technology. Once we realize that our fundamental problems in life are really technical, we can then induce a near empirical train of thought that can orient us in the correct direction for true progress. [CLICK]
  • Part 1 Monetary Economics.
 [CLICK] In this section we are going to address the mechanisms of our world monetary system, pointing out the consequences this type of organizational structure has produced. These consequences include: [CLICK] (1) The Need for Cyclical Consumption- denoting the economic requirement that products and services are perpetually bought and sold, regardless of quality and waste. [CLICK] (2) The Perpetuation of Scarcity- denoting how resources, goods and services are deliberately made scare to ensure profitability within the supply and demand equation. [CLICK] (3) The Priority of Profit- denoting the vast corruption commonplace in the world due to the need to generate income. And [CLICK] (4)- Fiscal Manipulation- denoting how the central banking systems of the world work to control the economy for the benefit of their corporate constituents and establishment power. Then, in the next section we will address what I call the [CLICK] final failure, [CLICK] first denoting the absurd financial practices that have cause our current economic crisis, while in turn [CLICK] addressing a phenomenon that no talks about, and that is the ultimate outsource, being the rapidly growing automation of industry across the world. [CLICK]
  • Very quickly: Economics is defined as: the social science that studies the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services. [CLICK]
  • Monetary Economics, therefore, is thus: the use of currency as a means for facilitating the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services. It is Fundamentally based on selling one’s labor as a commodity in the open market. [CLICK]
  • Mechanism 1: The Need for Cyclical Consumption [click]
  • The roles of people in a monetary system are basically broken into three distinctions:
 [CLICK] The Employee, The Employer & The Consumer. The [CLICK] Employee performs tasks for the Employer in exchange for a “Wage” or monetary payment, while the [CLICK] employer sells a good or service to the Consumer for a “Profit”- another classification of monetary payment. In turn, [CLICK] both the Employer and Employee function as Consumers, for the monetary payments (“wages” and “profits”) they obtain are used to purchase goods and services relevant to their survival. [CLICK]
  • The act of purchasing goods and services is what allows the entire system to perpetuate, thus allowing for the Employer and Employee to make money and thus continue consuming. In other words, it is the requirement of perpetual or ‘Cyclical ‘Consumption’ that keeps the entire economy going. If consumption was ever to stop, then the whole system would collapse. Keep that in mind. [CLICK]
  • So, what is the result of this cyclical consumption? Well, [CLICK] (1) Nothing physically produced can ever maintain a lifespan longer than what can be endured in order to maintain the needed ‘turnover’. In other words, everything produced must breakdown in a respective amount of time in order to continue the financial circulation needed to power the economy. [CLICK] This comes in the form of “Planned Obsolescence”. [CLICK] Planned Obsolescence is essentially the deliberate withholding of efficiency so the product in question breaks down respectively fast. [CLICK]
  • Planned Obsolescence comes basically in two forms. [CLICK] The first is ‘INTENTIONAL’ with manufactures actually timing their product’s for breakdown or Obsolescence. I find the Apple Corporation to be a great example of strategic planned Obsolescence in action. If you examine there marketing tactics, you will find that every product they have has at least 3 stages of release, the first always being obsolete within 3 months. If you examine the history of the IPOD for, you will see this is action. When the marketing department of Apple stages a release of any new production, they are thinking many generations down the line, with the goal of basically getting people to buy the same thing over and over again. [CLICK] The second is INDIRECT: ...where profit based shortcuts taken in production, usually in the form of cheap materials & poor design, translates into an inferior product immediately, with the failure of the product simply a matter of time. This is basically every company in existence. A company simply cannot afford to make the best product with the best materials. [CLICK]
  • The 2 nd consequence is that new products and services must be constantly introduced regardless of functional utility. Have you ever stopped to look around at how much wasteful crap that is produced in society? If you look closely, you will find that 80-90% of the products out there serve no legitimate function whatsoever and are entirely for the purpose of cyclical consumption and thus profit. [CLICK]
  • The results of this need for cyclical consumption are nothing but unacceptable, for not only are resources being neglectfully used in products that are designed not to last, wasting human energy and materials, the amount of frivolous waste and pollution that results is staggering. [CLICK] In other words, waste is a deliberate byproduct of industry’s need to keep ‘cyclical consumption’ going. 
 [CLICK] The obsolete or expired product is trashed, often to landfills, polluting the environment, [CLICK] while the constant multiplicity wastes resources and accelerates the pollution. [CLICK]
  • So, this begs the question: What if actually industry made things to last? [CLICK] The whole economy would collapse. [CLICK]
  • Mechanism 2-The Abundance of Scarcity: [CLICK]
  • In Monetary Economics, “Supply and Demand” is partly how goods and services obtain value. [CLICK] the more there is of something, the less it is worth in respect to itself. [CLICK] As a interesting example, In the 17th century Tulips were brought from Turkey to Holland. Certain strains were so rare and scarce, that crowd madness took hold and a ridicules bubble occurred in the tulip market. This particular tulip evidently went for about 14 times the annual pay of average person... about $600,000 dollars by today standards! [CLICK]
  • In other words, scarcity equals profit.. If a company can convince the public that their product is “rare”, the more they can charge for that product. This provides a strong motivation to keep items and resources scarce. If companies know that they can make more money by having their items scarce, the propensity to deliberately limit production or be dishonest about available resources are high. [CLICK] A recent example of this, is the supposed “supply crunch” triggered, speculative bubble in Oil in 2007 and 2008. All it takes for something like this, is an announced problem with the Oil Supply in the media, in order to create public concern, along with a hedge-fund or two, working in collusion with Oil insiders to start the initial price increase, and then the greedy public will jump in and fuel the trend, perpetuating the bubble. False scarcity is constant in this system, for it is rewarded and easy to manipulate. [CLICK] 

  • The bottom line is that the Monetary System’s reward mechanisms inherently discourage abundance. In fact, in this system, [CLICK] profit can actually be made as a result of scarcity generated by environmental pollution, such as what is now happening with our water supplies. This creates a perverse reinforcement of indifference to environmental concern by industry… for the more damage there is, the more profit that can be obtained by offering solutions. If i had more time, I would go into the Medical Establishment in America, which does nothing less than deliberately thrive off of the sicknesses of the population. The more sick people are - the more money they make. Do you see the inherent problem here? [CLICK]
  • And this leads us to Mechanism 3, The Priority of Profit: [CLICK]
  • The monetary system’s foremost motivating principle is Profit, or more generally, Income. All people must seek out a strategy to acquire money. [CLICK] A “wage” earner seeks out the best possible pay he can get for his services, while the Employer (owner/producer) seeks to constantly reduce costs in order to maximize their profit. This competitive mentality extends into all facets of society, and to large degree the world you see around you, full of corruption, inequality and distortion is a result of this pursuit. [CLICK]
  • To put the spectrum of Profit corruption into a general perspective, we will use 3 classifications: [CLICK] General Crime – Corporate Crime & Government Crime. [CLICK] General crime in a monetary system, ranges from petty theft to illegal sales to fraud to violent robbery. This byproduct of the system is often not given the thought needed to understand its source, for many tend to dismiss these so-called “criminals” as some kind of social anomaly. The reality, is that the stress, conflict, poverty and deprivation generated by the monetary system itself, is the foundational cause. [CLICK]
  • In the 1990s, there was a study done called The ‘Merva-Fowles Study,’ [CLICK] which analyzed the relationship between unemployment and crime. They based their research on 30 major metropolitan areas with a total population of over 80 million. 
 They found that a 1% rise in unemployment resulted in:
a 6.7% increase in Homicides;
a 3.4 % increase in violent crimes; a 2.4 % increase in property crime. [CLICK] During the period from 1990 to 1992, this translated into: 1459 additional Homicides 62,607 additional violent crimes 223,500 additional property crimes
This is very revealing. A person living in a deprived environment, with little resources, poor education and few opportunities for work, will do what they need to do in order to live, while the neurosis generated from stress of the situation, often leads to violent and offensive acts. In other words, the environment is creating the behavior. [CLICK]
  • Corporate Crime, which is almost always exclusively profit related, takes many forms: [CLICK] Planned Obsolescence; Monopolistic Collusion ,Market Manipulation; Outsourcing; Price Fixing; Labor Exploitation and Governmental Collusion are just a few to note. [CLICK] From Enron’s deliberate shutting down of California’s Power Plants to boost its Energy stocks, [CLICK] to the Bayer Corporation’s knowing distribution of HIV tainted drugs, it should be clear to most people that corporate crime is constant and often times more insidious than “General Crime”, for the repercussions tend to affect very large groups of people. [CLICK]
  • It is important to consider the psychology of this. [CLICK] The “Corporate Criminal’s” need to secure profitability is no different in basis than the [CLICK] “General Criminal’s” need to survive. While the Corporate Criminal typically commits crimes to live, the General Criminal commits crimes to further secure their positions of power, lifestyle and wealth. They are both basically based on fear. The notion of “Greed”, apart form being based on fear, also manifests in a form of neurosis which is very much like a gambling addition. Since the more money you have, the more you can get in our society, the fear of never having enough is created. Not to mention, industry and advertising’s job is to make you feel like you always want more. [CLICK]
  • There there is Government Crime. Government crime is one of the more complex and difficult forms of conduct to consider, for perception of government is highly modified by the traditional values the society perpetuates. [CLICK] For example, ‘Patriotism’ is often used to encourage support for war, making people feel like they have an obligation to agree with a government’s decisions. [CLICK]
  • That being said, let’s take an objective look at what government within a Monetary System actually is and represents. [CLICK] The central role of government is basically the invention of regulatory legislation and policies to handle the functioning of society. Idealistically, the broad interests of the public would be the first priority of government, Right? [CLICK]
  • Well, Rather, government as we know it is actually a [CLICK] ‘ parent’ corporation to the businesses working within the country’s economy. While it might have an interest in the economic state of its nation overall, its real interested is in companies that benefits it directly. [CLICK]
  • I think we are all aware of the constant prostitution that exists with our so called leaders. Lobbying and Contributions in America alone constitute Billions of dollars a year and this money is given entirely under the pretense of putting the donating parties “agenda in action”. [CLICK]
  • Now, while the examples of government and corporate collusion are vast, the greatest monetarily derived crime of government is its use of [CLICK] War for the benefit of its corporate & financial constituents. [CLICK]
  • In the words of Two-Time Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient, Major General Smedley D. Butler: 
 [CLICK] “War is a racket. It always has been. It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives. [CLICK]
  • Accelerated industrial creation, military contracts, reconstruction contracts, energy/resource acquisition (theft), high interest austerity driven World Bank and private bank loans for post war economies, are just a few of the highly profitable mediums utilized. War is big business. [CLICK]
  • The true motivation for war today is actually three fold. [CLICK] 1) Industrial Profit, maximized for the elite [CLICK] 2) Resource Acquisition or theft, as was the case with iraq and Afghanistan and [CLICK] 3), Strategic Geopolitical Alignment to increase the ease of further industrial profit, resource theft, and political and corporate influence. [CLICK]
  • War is possibly the greatest sicknesses caused by the desire for wealth and power. [CLICK] Government, with its team of brainwashed assassins on hand, is involved in the ultimate form of self-preservation, and as long as all the resources of the world remain ‘hoarded’ and restricted for the material benefit of a few, this pattern of War will never end. [CLICK]
  • Now, while these generalized classifications of corruption are important to recognize, [CLICK] its really comes down to understanding that most all strategic monetary gain is inherently dishonest and hence corrupt. Insecurity, competition and greed is really what powers our economic system at it core, and we will never see true “decency”, whatever that might be, as long as these characteristics manifest. [CLICK] In a society at war with itself for survival, so called ethics is unaffordable. [CLICK]
  • Mechanism 4, Fiscal Manipulation. [CLICK]
  • Currency used today is called “Fiat”, which means its value comes essentially from government decree. In other words, there is nothing physically “backing up” the value of the currency. Generally speaking, Monetary Value in the fiat system is actually derived from how much money is in circulation within an economy. [CLICK]
  • While manipulative factors are always in play, such as floating currencies trading in the open market, [CLICK] the value of fiat currency today is basically based on supply and demand. The more money that is in circulation, the less each unit of fiat currency is worth. When less money is in circulation, it makes each unit worth more, respectively. [CLICK] A quick glance at the value of the U.S. dollar vs the money supply shows this definitely. [CLICK]
  • This phenomenon is called “Inflation” and “Deflation’’,generally speaking, for prices tend to rise when more money is in circulation and fall when less money is in circulation. [CLICK]
  • Generally speaking, the Expansion period is usually associated with so called “Economic Growth”, for more money is available and able to be put to use and often more jobs are created. [CLICK] Conversely, the Contraction period is often called a Slump, Recession or Depression, for money is drying up and hence there is less money to put to use, so jobs are lost and companies fail. [CLICK]
  • “ Economic growth” is typically defined as: “ the increase in the amount of the goods and services produced by an economy over time”. The GDP or (‘gross domestic product’) is a common measurement of this. which basically compares the ‘income’ and ‘output’ of an economy in a certain time period, is commonly used to gauge this so called “Economic Growth”. [CLICK] To understand economic growth more thoroughly, let’s say I counterfeit 1 million US dollars and give it to you to start a business [CLICK] and you buy and fix up an old building, [CLICK] hire a team of employees and start to produce a product that the public buys, this would be considered an [CLICK] ‘expansion’ of the economy. You have invested in real estate – increased the employment rate – and created new products that others buy, therefore exciting the circulation of currency (the ‘consumption cycle’). Now, what if it was found out by the authorities that all that money you had was counterfeit, [CLICK] and the whole operation was shut down? This would be a [CLICK] ‘contraction’ of the economy, for the money thus vanishes; your employees would be laid off, the building foreclosed upon, and the production halted. [CLICK]
  • Given this scenario, one should ask: What was the real growth? [CLICK] If the increase, or expansion in the supply of money can result in the creation of jobs and production, [CLICK] while the decrease, or contraction results in the loss of jobs and production, What was the point? [CLICK]
  • In class economics, we often hear about this thing called “the business cycle”. [CLICK] All the business cycle really is, is the materialized expansions and contractions of the money supply. [CLICK]
  • The regulation, or more specifically, the “manipulation” of the business cycle is the job the Central Bank of a country. [CLICK] This is where Interest rates come in. Obviously, as most of us know, an Interest rate is a fee charged to a borrower for the use of credit. Now, Without having to get into too much detail, the Central Bank of a country basically dictates what the commercial banks charge in Interest to the public for loans.( in the states, you have the fed discount rate/ primes rate etc) When the Fed lowers its interest rates, so do the commercial banks and credit becomes less expensive and borrowing tends to increase. When the Fed raises its interest rates, credit becomes more expensive and borrowing tends to decrease. [CLICK]
  • In addition... let’s remember that all money is created out of debt, through loans. [CLICK] Every dollar in your wallet is owed back to banks, one way or another, most likely with interest attached, somewhere down the line. [CLICK]
  • This denoted, the rate by which money is created depends on how much someone is willing to pay in interest to acquire the initial loan. And the central bank, with its power to regulate interest rates, therefore has the power to regulate the money supply, and , [CLICK] to a large degree the growth and contraction periods of the business cycle. [CLICK]
  • Now, Why does the Central Bank need to control this? [CLICK] Because of Debt and Inflation. [CLICK]
  • If the money supply was allowed to constantly increase (expand), it is simply a matter of time before the market becomes saturated with excess liquidity, stifling the resulting economic growth. [CLICK] This will leads to Inflation, depreciating the value of the currency, raising prices. [CLICK]
  • Very quickly on this point: Here is the 100 hundred trillion dollar note produced by Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe in 2008. [CLICK] And here is the 100 billion dollar note and what it could buy the same it came out. Zimbabwe did this in part because of it extensive debt to the International Monetary Fund and The World Bank... which, as I’m sure most of you know, is one of the great financial con-jobs the western banking aristocracy has ever come up. [CLICK] After world war 1 and the Treaty of Versailles, germany was forced to pay financial reparations... so they simply starting printing more money to do it, and hyperinflation quickly took hold. In this image, a woman burning her german mark for heat. as they were that worthless. [CLICK]
  • However, more importantly, is the issue of debt. The more an economy ‘expands’, the greater the debt that is created. This sets up an inevitable systematic crisis, for the money needed to pay the interest charged on the loans does not exist in the economy outright. Therefore, there is always more outstanding debt than money in existence. [CLICK] And once the debt grows larger than a person or company can afford, defaults begin (often in a systematic way), loans slow and/or stop and the money supply begins to contract. This particular scenario of debt overpowering and nullifying expansion could be termed “financial failure”, very simply. [CLICK]
  • And this leads us to the next section: The Final Failure: Beyond Irresponsibility: [CLICK]
  • The collective external debt of all the governments in the world is now about 52 trillion dollars according to the CIA's world Fact-book. [CLICK] The united states alone had over 12 trillion of this debt as of Jan 2009. In a study authorized by the US Treasury in 2001, it was found that in order to keep paying interest on this debt at its current rate of growth, [CLICK] by 2013 income taxes would need to be raised to 65% of one’s income. [CLICK]
  • So, the entire planet is in debt to itself ... hmmm... I'm i the only one who sees the incredible, colossal absurdity at work here? How can the world as a whole owe money to itself? The world is basically bankrupt... I haven’t even mentioned the 1.5 Quadrillion dollars in outstanding derivatives radiating around the US economy... that about 10-15 times the GDP of the entire planet. [CLICK]
  • Look- [CLICK] The monetary system is nothing more than a game. Those in positions of financial power alter the rules of the game, at will. [CLICK] The nature of those rules are guided by the same competitive, distorted mentalities that are used to compete in everyday “monetary” life, only this time the game is rigged at its root to favor those who run the show. [CLICK]
  • For example, if you have 1 million dollars and put it into a CD at 5% interest, you are going to generate $50,000 a year simply for that deposit. You are making money off of money itself… no invention - no contribution to society – no nothing. [CLICK] 
That being denoted, if you are a lower to middle class person, who is limited in funds, and must use credit cards, or get interest based loans to buy your home, [CLICK] then you are paying interest to the bank, which the bank is then using, in theory, to pay the person’s return with the 5% CD! What the bank is doing to basically stealing from the working poor to pay the leisurely rich. [CLICK]
  • Simply put, The social stratification we see in the world, is maintained and guaranteed by the Monetary System’s underlying mechanisms. [CLICK]
  • That reality aside, let’s return to the subject of the so-called Business Cycle. As mentioned before, when money is added to the money supply, that money is then typically put to use for some reason. Very often these reasons include starting a business, buying a home, investing in the stock market, etc. [CLICK] This application of this money often translates into so called “economic growth”, and the “Boom” period of the Business Cycle. [CLICK]
  • Unfortunately, money cannot be added into the economy infinitely, [CLICK] for the Debt and Inflation caused by the expansion will eventually overcome the “growth” benefits. [CLICK] This is due to the reality that new money is always needed to cover the outstanding debt, largely due to the need to pay back the interest on the loans, which does not respectfully exist in the money supply. [CLICK]
  • When problems begin to arise after periods of monetary expansion, such as rising debt levels, slowing peoples desire to take on new loans, [CLICK] the central bank and government regulators have 2 basic choices:
They can either: 
 [CLICK] [1] Continue the expansion by infusing even more money, often by lowering the interest rates (such as the ‘prime’ or ‘discount’ rate) making credit cheaper.
 [CLICK] or [2] Let the contraction, hence recession run it’s course, raise the interest rates, and try to shake out the economy and bring ity back to some kind of equilibrium. [CLICK]
  • As far as history is concerned, the pattern has been for them to do both, leaning mostly on number (1), [CLICK] basically with the idea being to “ease” the recession by increasing liquidity. The reasoning is simple. It is politically unpopular for the ruling class to have unemployed, poor citizens. This can lead to contempt for the leadership and instability . Therefore, there is always the attempted game of placating the public with false security in order to avoid the truth coming out about the inherent problems of Monetary System. [CLICK]
  • The result of this “easing” of the contraction really just delays the inevitable and since the US Government has “eased” virtually every contraction period since the Great Depression by infusing more money into the system, [CLICK] a “Doomsday scenario” awaits…the “big contraction”… and it might be starting, right now. [CLICK]
  • Again, money cannot be added into the economy indefinitely, for the Debt and Inflation caused by the expansion will eventually overcome the “growth” benefits. [CLICK] This is likely what is now happening on a massive scale and, based on the numbers, no intervention or bailout to “ease” this crisis is likely to work. [CLICK]
  • Why? -Mainly because the debt levels are too high. [CLICK] Total debt of the US government plus its citizens was about 53 trillion in 2007. This is simply an absurd amount of debt. [CLICK] The total US money supply (M3) was only about 12 trillion in 2007. [CLICK] while the annual GDP of the US was only about 14 trillion. [CLICK]
  • There is very little the US government can do to stop this large, debt generated contraction. Even with the insertion of 10s of trillions of dollars it cannot compensate for the imbalance. [CLICK] Plus, if they did this type of liquidity injection, the result would no doubt be hyperinflation...adding to the stagflation, we are seeing now. (which is where inflation and economic stagnation, such increasing unemployment, occur simultaneously. ) [CLICK]
  • So then, what is the resolution? In response to these problems, [CLICK] very often people suggest ‘monetary reform’ as the solution. These suggestions often consist of: going back to the gold standard; outlawing interest; shutting down the federal reserve and giving the power of printing money to the government and letting the government distribute it debt free…etc. [CLICK]
  • While these reforms and others all pose some merit, even though extremely limited in light of the holistic lack of integrity to the very foundation of monetary economics.... there is still an issue missing from the entire equation which, in fact, overrides the monetary system’s entire relevance, and no monetary reform can ever resolve this issue. [CLICK] And that is technological unemployment. [CLICK]
  • As John Maynard Keynes, in The General Theory of Unemployment, Interest and Money disdainfully pointed out:
”We are being afflicted with a new disease of which some readers may not yet have heard the name, but of which they will hear a great deal in the years to come – namely ‘technological unemployment’. This means unemployment due to our discovery of means of economizing the use of labor, outrunning the pace at which we can find new uses for labor.” [CLICK]
  • While politicians, business leaders and labor leaders bicker over issues they claim are responsible for the growing unemployment in the world, such as Foreign Outsourcing or Immigrant Labor, [CLICK] the real cause is going unaddressed in the public debate: and that is Technological Unemployment. [CLICK]
  • At the core of the economic system itself is the mechanism of Labor for Income. Our entire economic system is based on human beings selling their labor as a commodity in the open market. [CLICK] If humans do not have the option to “work for a living”, then the monetary system as we know it is over. No one can buy goods if they don’t earn money. Companies cannot afford to produce if the consumer has no purchasing power. [CLICK]
  • yet, ironically, since Market Capitalism is built upon the logic of reducing input costs to increase profits, the inclination to replace human labor whenever possible by machine automation is a natural progression of industry. After all, a machine doesn’t need to take breaks, it doesn’t require health insurance or benefits, and it isn’t a part of a demanding Labor Union.
 [CLICK]
  • If you look at US historical labor statistics, by sector, it shows the pattern of machine automation replacing human labor definitively. [CLICK] In the Agricultural sector, almost all traditional workflow is now done by machine. [CLICK] For example, In 1949, machines did 6% of the cotton harvesting in the South. [CLICK] By 1972, 100% of the cotton harvesting was done by machines. [CLICK]
  • In 1860, 60% of America worked in Agriculture, [CLICK] while today it is less than 3%. [CLICK]
  • When automation fully hit the US manufacturing Sector in the 1950s, 1.6 million blue-collar jobs were lost in 9 years. [CLICK]
  • In 1950, 33% of US workers worked in Manufacturing, [CLICK] while by 2002 there was only 10%. [CLICK]
  • The US steel industry, from 1982 to 2002, increased production from 75m tons to 120m tons, [CLICK] while steel workers employed actually went from 289,000 to 74,000. [CLICK]
  • In 2003, a study was done of the world’s largest 20 economies, ranging from the period of 1995 to 2002, [CLICK] finding that 31 million manufacturing jobs were lost, [CLICK] while production rose by 30%. This is very powerful information. [CLICK]
  • This pattern of Increasing Productivity, coupled with Decreasing Employment, is a new and powerful phenomenon, showing, among many things, the incredible merit of the automation ability. [CLICK]
  • So… where have those jobs gone? - [CLICK] The Service Sector. [CLICK] By 2002, the percentage of Americans employed in the service industries was 82%. For the last 50 years, the service sector has been absorbing the job losses from Agriculture and Manufacturing. [CLICK]
  • Unfortunately, this pattern is slowing fast as computerized automation takes hold here as well. From 1983-1993, banks cut 37% of their human tellers, [CLICK] and by the year 2000, 90% of all bank customers used teller machines (ATMs). [CLICK] Business phone operators have almost all been replaced by computerized voice answering systems, post office tellers are being replaced by self-service machines, while cashiers are being replaced by computerized kiosks. There isn’t one area of the Service Industry that isn’t being affected by computerized automation. In fact, if one was to think creatively about the application of the technology that currently exists around you, but is not yet applied to the service sector, it is easy to see how the majority of all service jobs, could be phased out now. [CLICK]
  • Economist Stephen Roach has warned:
”The service sector has lost its role as America’s unbridled engine of job creation.” [CLICK]
  • So then, where is the emerging new sector to employ all the newly displaced workers? [CLICK] There really isn’t one…at least not yet. The fact, even if their was one, it doesn't matter... it will simply delay the inevitable. The fact is, the solution lies not in attempting to ‘fix’ or reform the monetary system, or contrive some new employment sector to keep people working... [CLICK] Rather it is time we grow up and realize that the system of monetary exchange, labor for income, and the free market itself, is now completely obsolete and in the wake of Technological Creativity. Technological Unemployment is the nail in the coffin. If people do not have jobs, they cannot support the economy by purchasing anything. This reality is the final proof that our current system is now out of date, and if we want to deter riots in the streets and poverty on a scale never before seen, we are going to have to revise our traditionalized notions about how society functions at the fundamental level. [CLICK]
  • And to do so, we need to first figure out: What is actually Relevant? And this brings us to part 2. [CLICK] In this section we will discuss the idea of Natural Law, specifically pointing out the symbiotic and emergent nature of the physical world; [CLICK] The Scientific Method, which is the most effective technique of decision making we have to date,; [CLICK] the important concept of Dynamic Equilibrium, which is the most foundational ecological factor to our survival. We will show how through the intelligent use of technology and proactive resource management, we have more than enough to go around on this planet, enabling an accessible abundance for all the world’s people. [CLICK] Then we will consider our “process”, including our Goals, Method and Tools in regard to decision making and action. [CLICK]
  • So, let’s step way back for a moment and consider what is actually relevant to our well being. In society today, there is a sea of noise and distortion, when it comes what people actually consider important. [CLICK] For example, the need for money puts the average person into a position where choice is very limited. Usually, the jobs found do not reflect the genuine interests of a person, nor the true interests of society as a whole. [CLICK] If we were to examine the occupations that exist today, we would tend to find that a great majority of them, serve no larger function than the perpetuation of ‘cyclical consumption’. This arbitrariness constitutes a tremendous waste of life and resources. [CLICK]
  • Moreover, because of the grave importance of having a job to live, [CLICK] the entire system of “higher education” in the modern day, is really nothing more than a cookie cutter processing plant that prepares humans for predefined occupational roles. [CLICK] This element of human life has become so traditionally ingrained, that parents will blindly ask their kids “what do you want to be when you grow up?” as though there was only one thing. [CLICK]
  • So... putting the traditional norms and modes of conduct in society aside for a moment, let’s stop and consider what is actually relevant. Let’s pose the question: [CLICK] What are the near-empirical aspects of nature and what do these understandings teach us about how we should govern our conduct on this planet? [CLICK]
  • Natural Law 1:
 [CLICK] Every human needs adequate nutrition, clean air and clean water... and therefore must respect the symbiotic environmental processes relevant to those needs. [CLICK] Most people today do not understand or consider the interconnectivity of nature and the chain of processes by which our food, air and water currently come about. However, if we recognize, examine and learn from these processes, a logical train of reasoning, coupled with suggestive inference, will guide us to more appropriate human behaviors, that will help fulfill our needs. [CLICK]
  • For example, water and air are naturally abundant planetary resources, that only require that we, the human population, maintain them and preserve their sources. [CLICK] Sadly, our impulsive, narrow sighted profit system has seen to it that usable water is now approaching crisis scarcity, for Industry continues to pollute the system at every turn. [CLICK]
  • In the United States alone about 3 million tons of toxic chemicals are released into the environment a year -- contributing to birth defects, immune system disorders, and other serious health problems. ....And we wonder why over 30% of Americans currently have cancer. [CLICK]
  • Why are we doing this to ourselves? Once we intelligently reflect on the symbiotic relationship of living organisms to the environment, we then realize that [CLICK] our behavior should be guided by the priority of seeking the highest optimization of circumstances, that preserve and maximize the abundance and quality of our necessities of life . Anything less, is basically insanity. [CLICK]
  • And thus, apparently, we live in a completely insane world, for our sustainability is under severe threat by the current methods we are using. We really don't have much time from an environmental perspective. The monetary system continues to operate with the interest of short-term gain, at the expense of long-term destruction. As Natural Law denotes, we need high quality air, food and water to live, therefore, [CLICK] we must overcome any systems which disturb, or create the propensity to disturb, the symbiotic environmental processes which keep our basic needs in order. If we don’t, the consequences could put us past the point of no return, environmentally. [CLICK]
  • Natural Law 2:
 [CLICK] The only constant is change and human understandings are always in transition. [CLICK]
  • In the words of C.J. Keyser:
”Absolute certainty is a privilege of uneducated minds and fanatics” There is no evidence to support the idea that anything we think is true today will maintain its integrity tomorrow. While certain observed natural phenomena may seem near empirical based on current scientific evidence, the specifics of each notion will always be altered, for our tools and methods of analysis and measurement, are always changing and hopefully, improving. [CLICK]
  • For, if you look at previously defended historical notions, that were once considered empirical, from the earth being flat, to the sun revolving around the earth, we see that intellectual change is constant, and we must keep as ‘open’ a mind as possible to new information at all times. We need to become experts at changing our minds. [CLICK]
  • Everything we think we “know” are only probabilities. And this goes, of course, for any conclusions I am depicting here tonight. [CLICK]
  • One thing that certainly holds true for now, is that nature itself has its own set of laws, and it doesn’t have the capacity to recognize or care, about what you or anyone else wants to believe is true. Given this reality, it is in our best interest to learn and align with nature as best we can. [CLICK]
  • The best-known method for the discovery and application of the laws of nature is termed: 
 [CLICK] “The Scientific Method”. The Scientific Method basically has three steps:
 [CLICK] 1) Recognizing a new idea or problem that needs to be solved.
 [CLICK] 2) The use of logical reasoning to create a hypothesis, considering all information available.
 [CLICK] 3) Testing of that hypothesis in the physical world through observation. [CLICK]
  • A great example of this goes back to Aristotle. He hypothesized, through logical reasoning based on what he understood at that time, [CLICK] that a heavy object would fall faster than a lighter object of the same shape and material in a vacuum. He logically assumed that the more weight an object had, the faster an object would fall. However, he didn’t test the idea. 
 Because of this failure to properly use the scientific method, the world had to wait 2000 more years, [CLICK] for when Galileo finally tested Aristotle’s hypothesis…and he found Aristotle to be wrong - [CLICK] weight does not determine the rate at which an object falls in a vacuum. [CLICK]
  • The bottom line is that everything in this room, from the seats, to my microphone, to this projection, to the structural integrity on this building, is a result of The Scientific Method. The scientific method of inquiry is what has allowed the human species to gain comprehension of themselves and the physical world. For better or for worse, it is what’s behind virtually every advancement that has fundamentally improved our lives. [CLICK] Science works.... whether you believe in it or not. [CLICK]
  • Dynamic Equilibrium. [CLICK] A “Dynamic Equilibrium” occurs when two or more opposing processes proceed at the same rate. There is an equilibrium that exists in the physical world, which dictates, on some level, what the possibilities and limits are, for those organisms that utilize the available resources for survival. This isn't a complex idea- basically, if you have an area that can only produce a certain amount of food resources, then naturally, only a certain number of living organisms can live off of that availability. [CLICK] With respect to the entire planet, we would call this the “carrying capacity of the earth”. [CLICK]
  • The human management of the Dynamic Equilibrium on this planet, which is the most important initial variable regarding the management of society itself, can only come from first understanding what the carrying capacity of the earth actually is. Naturally, the needs of the human population must be in balance with the resources of the earth. [CLICK]
  • That being said... let’s then examine what we know or can infer about the planetary sources available. The fundamental building blocks of human survival in society consist of the following: [CLICK] Energy [CLICK] Industrial/Technological Raw Materials [CLICK] Food, Air and Water [CLICK]
  • Energy is the cornerstone of society today. It is one of the most critical factors to all social functionality. [CLICK] The age of Oil and fossil fuels, along with all the resulting pollution, is coming to a close. There is no reason to burn fossil fuels at all anymore, other than the profit oriented, vested interest, which keeps new energy prospects at bay. [CLICK] Remember, the last thing the Energy Industry wants, is abundance, for that translates into a loss of profits in a monetary system. [CLICK] 

  • The fact is, there are numerous, clean, abundant and renewable energy possibilities out there... [CLICK] We have Wind energy, which according to a 2005 Stanford university study, if 20% of the known potential was harnessed, it would power all the world needs. [CLICK] We have, of course, Solar Energy, which has profound possibilities, as we development technology to harness it. The solar radiation hitting the earth’s surface each year is about 10,000 times the planet’s usage. [CLICK] Lesser known, is Tidal power. As a regional example, in a recent study it was been found that 34% of all the United Kingdom’s energy could come from tidal power alone. [CLICK] But more effectively is Wave power, which has been found to have a global potential of 80,000 twh a year; meaning 50% of the entire planet’s energy usage could come from tidal power alone. [CLICK] However, most effectively, we have Geothermal Energy which, according to a recent MIT analysis, currently contains enough energy to meet the world energy needs, for the next 4000 yrs. The bottom line, is that energy is nothing but abundant on this plant.
 The only reason people today might think it is scarce, is because of the monetary system’s strategic propensity, to create scarcity. [CLICK]
  • The next question is what about industrial raw materials? Can the earth’s supply of raw physical resources, such as wood, iron ore, aluminum and such... support the needs of the world’s population? [CLICK] Well, unfortunately, Global Mineral Reserves are currently measured by commercial output production, and this does not give a clear picture of what is available. As far as I know, there has never been a complete geological survey of the earth’s minerals/elements, only regional ones. [CLICK]
  • Regardless, there are really, basically 3 components to access the Carrying Capacity of the Earth. 
 [CLICK] (1) Knowing exactly what the earth has as far as component elements and materials
 [CLICK] (2) Where technology is in regard to creating synthetic substitutions for certain elements and materials.
 [CLICK] (3) How society organizes and manages it’s use of these elements and materials. [CLICK]
  • The first thing we have to do is conduct a full survey of the planetary resources. This is the most fundamental information we can have. I find it fascinated that we have been living on this planet for millions of years and it seems we are just now figuring out how to use the damn thing. Referencing Buckminster Fuller, we live on “spaceship” earth... and we seriously need to understand how the controls work. [CLICK] think about it this way, if we have an acre of land that we want to grow food with, the first thing, would be to test the soil to understand what type of properties it has, for this would have a direct relationship, to what can be grown. This would be the “carrying capacity” of that land, so to speak. [CLICK]
  • The second component to this, is understanding how our growing technological ingenuity can overcome scarcity. Synthetics Materials are very important in this regard and have tremendous potential. For instance, diamonds can now be grown and used in nearly the same way, real ones are.... such as in high strength, industrial diamond saw blades, for example. [CLICK] However, one of the most profound possibility for overcoming scare resources, might come in the form of Nanotechnology. Something you should all look into, as it could change the entire fabric of society itself. Nanotechnology could lead use to a point, were we are able to atomically engineer matter itself, from the particle level. With this possibility, scarcity could literally, not exist. [CLICK]
  • However, as far as the present is concerned, our most important focus is really in regard to our usage of the planetary resources. [CLICK] As noted before, with the use of technological automation, industry is now able to produce more, with far less people, faster than in any other time in history. Unfortunately, due to the profit system and the need for cyclical consumption, [CLICK] there are tons of companies wastefully producing the same items, as they compete for market share. Remember, our monetary system rewards scarcity, planned obsolescence, waste, pollution and multiplicity. [CLICK]
  • The true cause of scarcity on this planet has less to do with the available resources, and more to do with our wasteful and exploitative modes of conduct. Virtually no regard is given to conservation or strategic use, until it is too late. [CLICK] In a saner society, the raw materials of the planet would be accessed, [CLICK] industry would be organized as a whole, to produce in relationship to what was available, [CLICK] and each item produced would be designed to last as long as necessarily possible, causing reduced industrial output and hence resource preservation. [CLICK]
  • ....Now, when it comes to food production and water and air preservation, the same monetary system problems of pollution, cost cutting processes and scarcity come into play, for as we have noted before, [CLICK] pollution is profitable. I hope everyone really gets this point about motivation. For instance, medical establishment wants nothing more than for you to be sick. Illness equals money. Back to my point- 
Water covers 70% of the earth’s surface. [CLICK] Technological advancements such as Desalination processes, can make fresh water both from seawater and even brackish sources, using reverse osmosis. This is yet another example of how technology is just as much a part of resource management, as resources themselves. The idea that usable water is scarce is true only in relationship to the limited methods we are currently using, coupled, of course, with the industrial pollution that goes on daily. [CLICK]
  • As far as food production, it is important to point out that we are losing topsoil at a rate of 1% a year due, to abusive agricultural methods. I don’t know if you know this but it that it takes thousands of years, for naturally occurring topsoil to be created by nature. [CLICK]
  • Fortunately, science comes through again, with a new form of soil less agriculture, called “Hydroponics”. Not only does this bypass the need for topsoil, but also greatly expands the possibility, of when and where food can be grown. [CLICK] In fact, we could theoretically grow food in the middle of the desert, with proper irrigation, or by tapping down to the water table. [CLICK]
  • ...as far as Air is concern, it is just pathetic that we even have to talk about. [CLICK] The most polluted city in the world right now is Cairo Egypt, which, according to the world health organization, has up to 100 times the limit, of what is considered unsafe to breath. The abundance of air itself is obviously not the problem, it is our conduct, largely the result of industry and fossil fuels. [CLICK] Eventually, we are going to have to create massive air filtration structures, to clean the atmosphere. Fortunately for us, Mr. Fresco was devising these over 60 years ago. [CLICK]
  • The bottom line is that food, air and water are only as scarce as we decide they are. If we choose to become intelligent and strategic, with our production and preservation methods, while taking full advantage of technology, there is no reason why we can’t provide for the planet’s people many times over. [CLICK] The starving children of the world, are not so because of a lack of available food or water. It is their lack of purchasing power, not true scarcity, which causes the needless deaths of millions a year. [CLICK] In the world today, one person dies of hunger every second. [CLICK]
  • Goals, Method and Tools. What are our goals in the broadest sense? What do we value? I think most people would fundamentally prefer that they have:
 [CLICK] Clean air and water and the highest quality food, fast, clean, and efficient transportation, a relevant education, the best scientifically possible health care, the end of war, personal liberty, reduced stress, reduced crime and a material abundance. [CLICK] We could consider these things, our GOALs. [CLICK]
  • So then the question becomes: How do we obtain these goals? [CLICK] the scientific method. Unequivocally, The Scientific Method is the most powerful intellectual tool we know. Observation, Logic and Testing, have long since trumped superstition, intuition and metaphysics.
 [CLICK] In the words of Karl Pearson: 
”There is no shortcut to truth, no way to gain knowledge of the universe, except through the gateway of the scientific method.” The intelligent use of the methods of science, is what has created nearly everything that has helps us in our daily lives. The application of science to social organization as a whole is the next step in our evolution. [CLICK]
  • However, to fully utilize and apply the scientific method, we will need Physical Tools that can make our material needs possible. [CLICK] And this comes in the form of Technology . [CLICK] From a simple hammer, [CLICK] to a high tech, fully automated production plant, technological invention continues to ease production methods, while also consistently making what was once deemed impossible, possible. [CLICK] Science and technology has continued to defy prior assumptions of possibility. It can safely be assumed that whatever the future holds from a technological standpoint, it will likely seem impossible and “ridiculous” from the standpoint of today’s understandings and methods. If you went back to the middle ages and demonstrated a cell phone to the primitive culture, you would likely either be worshiped as a god...or burned alive. [CLICK]
  • So, the logical process is simple: [CLICK] We define our goals based on what we value, we utilize the scientific method to solve problems and create hypothesis, and we harness Technology to make the goals a reality. Very Simple. [CLICK]
  • Part 3- A resource based economy. In this section we are going to address [CLICK] The Venus Project, and its avocation of this new social system. [CLICK] We will describe its basis regarding Industry and Labor, specifically discussing the role of Technology and Automation, along with the means to achieve the most efficient and effective production methods possible. [CLICK] Then we will address the role of so-called ”Government” in this new system, explaining the arcane nature of the institution as it exists today, and how through the use of advanced decision making methods, we will be able to remove the dangerous subjectivity and self-interest currently at work. Rather, we will ‘arrive at decisions’ based on the scientific method, with the use technology. [CLICK] We will then put this into context by reviewing the new city conceptions by Jacque Fresco...along with how people’s lifestyle will be altered and updated for the better. [CLICK]
  • A Resource-Based Economy utilizes existing resources rather than commerce. All goods and services are available without the use of currency, credit, barter or any form of debt or servitude. [CLICK] The aim of this new social design, is to free humanity from the repetitive, mundane and arbitrary occupational roles, which hold no true relevance to social development, while in turn, encouraging a new incentive system, that is focused on self-fulfillment, education, social awareness and creativity… as opposed to the shallow and self-centered goals of wealth, property and power, which are dominant today. [CLICK]
  • The Venus Project recognizes that the earth is abundant with resources, and that our outdated methods of rationing resources through monetary control are no longer relevant. In fact, they are very counterproductive to our survival. [CLICK] The monetary system was created 1000s of years ago during periods of great scarcity. Its initial purpose was as a method of distributing goods and services based on labor contributions. It is not at all related to our true capacity to produce goods and services on this planet. [CLICK]
  • The bottom line is that Physical Survival, and quality of life, is based solely on our use, management and preservation of the earth’s resources. [CLICK] Now, with our ever-growing scientific ingenuity to utilize those resources in the most humane, technologically constructive, and strategic ways, the tradition of labor for money, and money for resources, now has no legitimate basis. [CLICK]
  • Now... for the sake of argument, let’s completely forget about our current Monetarily based social system, and take a fresh look at Modern Industrial Production methods, as would be implemented in a Resource-Based Economy. The question to consider, is : [CLICK] how do we design a production system that maximizes high quality output, reduces waste, considers the dynamic equilibrium of the earth, and reduces repetitive and mechanical human labor? [CLICK]
  • Well, given this goal, let’s then consider, our Method , which as we know, is the scientific method. Based on the Scientific Method, here is how the logical reasoning for Industrial Production would unfold:

 [CLICK] Step 1: Survey the planetary resources.
 [CLICK] Step 2: Decide on what needs to be produced, oriented by priority, ranging from bear necessities (such a food, water, shelter) to utility based production items (such as raw materials, automation machines, technological development) to items used for non-utility based purposes. (such as Entertainment Media, Radios, Musical Instruments, etc.)
 [CLICK] Step 3: Optimization of production methods | Maximizing product lifespan.
 [CLICK] Step 4: Distribution methods for human access.
 [CLICK] Step 5: Optimized recycling of the products that become outdated or inoperable. [CLICK]
  • Step 1: Survey the Planetary resources.
As expressed before, it is critical that we know what we have on this planet, for that translates into what the possibilities are. With this information, industrial production is always adjusted to compensate for any emerging scarcity, [CLICK] along with the most mathematically appropriate raw material distribution, based on availability and the most relevant application. Any scare resource is thus immediately and strategically addressed by seeking alternatives and substitutes. [CLICK]
  • This can be optimized by a ‘systems approach’ to the entire industrial network. [CLICK] Real-time monitoring and electronic feedback, coming from all resource sectors of the planet, would be fed into a central computer, that monitors any growing scarcity or problem. This idea of resource monitoring is not far fetched, even if it might sound complex. This will be addressed more so later in this presentation. [CLICK]
  • Step 2: Decide on what production is required.
 [CLICK] What do we need? This is a very powerful question, for, besides food, water and shelter, most people today have no idea what they really want or need, for they have never been informed, as to what the possibilities are. What we think we need is directly a result of the state of technological development. [CLICK] For example, someone today, who has dust in his or her home might think: [CLICK] “I need a vacuum cleaner”. Are they sure? Perhaps what they actually need is a household pressure system that does not enable dust to occur, or is equipped with electrostatic air filters that eliminate what little dust there is. (by the way isn't just pulled out of a hat, Jacque has already devised such a pressure system) [CLICK]
  • If we critically consider what we think we need in a materially sense, we can begin to see that needs are always in transition. [CLICK] Science and technology are barometers of utilitarian human need, and therefore all products made, should be as advanced as that period of time makes possible. [CLICK] Our current monetary system, which generates wasteful, outdated products constantly, just to keep the companies and economy going, does not have the ability or the desire, to produce the most advanced tools for our use. This is because the majority of the products produced, would not exist, if industry focused on what would best serve the needs of society. [CLICK] 

  • Step 3: Optimization of production methods | maximizing product lifespan. 
 [CLICK] If I was going to build a desk for myself, I would try to make sure that desk lasted as long as possible. This makes sense right? If the desk breaks, that means I would have to build another one, at the cost of more materials and more labor. Generally speaking, it would seem logical that everything produced in society would have the longest lifespan that is technically possible.... while also, of course, being flexible, allowing for updates and changes. [CLICK]
  • Sadly, the exact opposite occurs in our current system, for, as previously discussed, [CLICK] the monetary system thrives on multiplicity and planned obsolescence. Without it, the whole economy would collapse. [CLICK]
  • In a saner world, we will make things that last . The optimization of production methods, is about using the most powerful materials and designs, while outputting the most long lasting and effective products. [CLICK] As denoted before , human labor is not only currently being replaced by machines, because they are more cost effective... machine labor is exceedingly more efficient than human labor, and output statistics have shown this continually. [CLICK]
  • High-efficiency labor automation, coupled with a scientifically managed resource abundance, will allowed for a fluid, near scarcity-less environment, which could be operated by only a very small fraction of the population. More on “who will run the machines” in a moment. [CLICK]
  • Step 4: Distribution methods for human access. 
 Distribution methods, like everything else, are technologically based. In fact, production could theoretically become so streamlined, that a product is only created, when the request is made. [CLICK] Regardless, warehouse like distribution centers, along with automated delivery, would be the most simplistic way for now. [CLICK]
  • Also, in light of the fact that all goods in a Resource-Based Economy are designed to last, [CLICK] The consumer culture values that exist today, would also be outgrown. Not to mention the outgrowth of all of the other value distortions imposed by advertising today, which makes people feel greedy, inferior or inept, due to what they do and don’t have. Advertising would obviously not exist in this new system, outside of general product information available to a person who thinks they might need it. [CLICK] To obtain a product, a person would likely go online, search for the item’s function, select the item and request it. It would be available for pickup or delivery soon after. [CLICK]
  • Step 5: Optimized Recycling of the products that become outdated or inoperable. This step actually begins at the production stage, for each product designed has had incorporated into it, the consideration of recycling. Nothing ever used in production would be unsustainable or un-recyclable in some way. This is strategically considered to make sure all older products are reused to the maximum amount enabled by known methods, reducing waste. [CLICK]
  • Now, before we go any further, let’s expand on the critical focus, of machines replacing human labor in as many areas as possible. The question that always comes up is [CLICK] “who will maintain the machines?” [CLICK]
  • Machinery today is now being combined with computerization. Essentially, the computer is the brain of the machine and instructs the machine what to do. This combination of machine and computer intelligence could be termed: Cybernation. [CLICK] Cybernated machines today are probably the most powerful and influential invention humanity has ever created. [CLICK] The possibilities of these tools are on pace to changing the society in profound ways…beginning first with the freeing of the human labor force. [CLICK]
  • In the words of Albert Einstein: 
“Ultimate automation…will make our modern industry as primitive and outdated as the stone age man looks to us today” [CLICK]
  • While it might seem uncomfortable for some, this reality is not something we should fight. We should embrace it emphatically. [CLICK] Cybernation is the Emancipation Proclamation for human kind, freely us from the drudgery of common labor, opening new horizons for human creativity and exploration. 
 [CLICK] These Cybernated Machines far exceed the physical accuracy and endurance of a human body, [CLICK] while also being able to compute at incredible rates, also far exceeding the computational speed and capacity, of the human brain. [CLICK]
  • Furthermore, the machines would be made from the best materials, and designed to last. The cost cutting and cheap production methods of the prior monetary system, will not longer be able to interfere with the quality of the production. The cybernated machines would not be bought and sold. They would be created to serve a purpose, not generate a profit. [CLICK]
  • Furthermore, not only will these machine have extreme durability and long life spans, they will, in fact, [CLICK] eventually be able to repair themselves. .... [CLICK] In cars today, there are often warning lights on the dashboard that will alert you to a problem with a particular part of the car. This idea can be expanded in all machinery, to the degree where not only is the machine’s on board computer ‘aware’ of a problem, [CLICK] supplemental machines can thereby be directed to replace the broken part in real time. [CLICK] As fanciful as it may seem, self-repairing machines structures and even circuits are growing realities. The problem is that the production of such efficiency is not rewarded in the monetary system, so most people in society have no idea of what is actually possible. [CLICK]
  • As far as people...well, the main role they play, on a day to day basis, would simply be that of supervisors. Once a fully integrated Autonomous Cybernated Industrial System is set up, it is simply a matter of updating the system and making sure the system is in order. [CLICK]
  • Now, while most people today recognize society’s growing use of machine automation in manufacturing and the like, many, intuitively, still have a hard time understanding how seemingly complex jobs, [CLICK] such as doctors, architects and the like, can also be automated.

Well, first we have to ask ourselves [CLICK] what the nature of our occupational roles really are.
What exactly is a doctor, a carpenter, a plumber, or an architect actually doing in their work? [CLICK] they recognize and react to observed patterns. [CLICK]
  • When a doctor examines you, all he or she is doing, is mentally referencing what has been learned. If you go to a skin doctor because you think you might have cancer on your arm, the doctor is going to examine the skin and mentally reference the patterns he or she has been taught. Then they might take a sample of the skin to be tested by machine analysis. It is a ‘technical’ process. There is no reason why, [CLICK] say, an optical scanner connected to a computer database could not be invented, which can scan your arm and immediately understand what problem exists. [CLICK]
  • Even surgery, as sensitive as it may seem, is a purely technical process. It is simply a matter of time before extremely advance machines replace surgeons. The same goes for every other utilitarian occupation in existence. [CLICK]
  • And this brings us to a very critical realization… one that will have a profound effect on our progress on this planet:

 [CLICK] The conscious and deliberate delegation of decision making to computers, is the next phase of social evolution. [CLICK]
  • The utilitarian roles that humans assume in society today are fundamentally technical by nature. While this seems obvious in regard to physical labor, our mental labor can now be delegated to computers as well. [CLICK] If this sounds foreign to you, please note that if you have ever used a calculator, you have delegated your decision making to a machine. [CLICK]
  • We must remember that logical reasoning, which is our cognitive ability to think out solutions to problems from a cause and effect standpoint, is entirely a technical process, based on the amount of information we have at any one time. [CLICK]
  • For example, if we have a problem with our car, we would go to a mechanic and he would use his pattern recognition abilities and associative memory to consider the possibilities that might have caused the problem, along with the possibilities for solving the problem, based on reasoning. It is an objective, technical process. 
 [CLICK] However, a mechanic’s human brain is only capable of a certain amount of retrievable memory and intellectual processing power. [CLICK] A modern, programmed machine on the other hand, can store tremendously more data than a human and can consistently and rapidly process information without getting tired or lazy. [CLICK]
  • There is no reason why a programmed computer with the data-set consisting of the car in question, referencing every component, every screw and every electronic pathway, etc, of that vehicle, could not be invented and used as a decision making tool. [CLICK] In fact, if you go to a modern mechanic now, they actually already use primitive versions of this idea. The bottom line is that the computer is really making the decisions… the mechanic is just orienting its focus, just like a calculator.
 There is really no area of utilitarian human operation that cannot or will not be replaced and perfected by delegating decision-making processes to computer intelligence. [CLICK]
  • The fact is, the only thing that now separates us from machines on a cognitive, utilitarian level is our ability to create [CLICK] complex associations in our mind. No computer today has yet to respond effectively to being “asked a complex question” in English, or any language. [CLICK] It requires that the language be transformed, into one that it is programmed to understand, such as mathematics. [CLICK] However, new fields, such as ‘Artificial Intelligence’, (AI) are beginning to grow with incredible possibilities for this kind of “awareness”. In time, complex thought processes once thought could only be accomplished by the human mind will eventually be achieved by computers. There is no evidence to support the contrary. [CLICK]
  • Of course, amazingly, many people today have been conditioned by Television and Movies to believe that if machine were made to “think” in any sense of the word, it would naturally lead to some kind of malevolent take over of the human species. It is, of course, unfounded and absurd. [click]
  • In the words of Arthur C. Clarke: ” The popular idea, fostered by comic strips and the cheaper forms of science fiction, that intelligent machines must be malevolent entities hostile to man, is so absurd that it is hardly worth wasting energy to refute it. I am almost tempted to argue that only unintelligent machines can be malevolent…Those who picture machines as active enemies are merely projecting their own aggressive[ness]. The higher the intelligence, the greater the degree of co- cooperativeness. If there is ever a war between men and machines, it is easy to guess who will start it.” [CLICK]
  • Okay- now we are going to put all of this into a greater context and address the big issue of so called- government. I think Dr. Ralph Linton put it best: [CLICK] ”[The] tremendous and still accelerating development of science and technology, has not been accompanied by an equal development in social, economic, and political patterns… It is safe to predict that…such social inventions as modern-type Capitalism, Fascism, and Communism, will be regarded as primitive experiments directed toward the adjustment of modern society to modern methods” – [CLICK]
  • First of all, Government, as we know it, is a byproduct of environmental scarcity. Like mafia tribes, the governments of the world seek to preserve their current positions of power, while aggressively working to strengthen their economic advantage. They are really monetary system creations. Sadly, due to the very nature of their power, history is one constant chain of governmental corruption, [CLICK] from the genocidal slaughter of peoples in opposing nations, to the deliberate oppression of a country’s own people in order to maintain the established order. [CLICK]
  • Government decisions today are based on self-interest, just like the corporations. [CLICK] There will never such a thing as an ethical government, as long as money can be used to influence the decisions of political participants. [CLICK]
  • When we understand that everything in life in regard to social organization is a technical process, we then see that there is little reason for subjectivity in the solving of any problem, for our technical insight can now arrive at most answers using the scientific method, along with accounting for all known variables relative to the problem. [CLICK] If a person reads one page of a book and closes it, he or she can easily have an “opinion” on that book as a whole. If another reads the whole book, they also might have an opinion. Who’s opinion would you value more? The person who read the full book, or the person who only read one page? [CLICK]
  • In other words, the more information taken into account in the process of decision-making, the more accurate that decision will be. As discussed earlier, computers can access trillion of bits of information a second, across vast informational databases, and compute output results near the speed of light. [CLICK] The transfer of decision making to computers is the next phase of social evolution. It greatly reduces human error, and removes dangerous biases, subjectivity and erroneous opinion. 
 [CLICK] Because of the limitations of the sensory and cortical equipment in our body and mind, no one can know everything there is to know in this world. Our senses are limited in range. Our eyes can only see a fraction of the electromagnetic field… therefore it is only logical that we delegate decision making to machines, for they do not have these restrictions. [CLICK]
  • Computers, used as tools, can & will be able to solve problems, which humans simply cannot due to our physical and mental limitations. [CLICK] It is no different than a person who wears a pair of glasses to see, [CLICK] or a calculator to do math. Glasses are a technological tool…an extension of the human being that helps a person see better than they would normally. [CLICK] Cybernated Machines are nothing different. They are nothing more than extensional tools that expand our abilities . We have created these powerful, extensional tools, to improve our functionality through technological invention. We must realize this and maximize its potential. [CLICK]
  • As far as government decisions, it is just another technical process. There is no ‘Republican’ or ‘Liberal’ way to design an airplane… [CLICK] so why do we use these outdated world views to operate society today? In a Resource Based Economy, people to do not ‘guess’ or project their opinions for decisions, they arrive at them through the use of advanced technological tools that incorporate The Scientific Method. [CLICK]
  • When we recognize society as a technological invention, with its component variables really no different that the component variables of an airplane, we then see that our orientation towards so called “government” should be purely scientific. ‘ Politics’ is now outdated, for its processes are unnecessarily subjective, highly influenced by money and virtually without scientific reference. The notion of Government will be eventually outgrown entirely, and replaced by a simple, [CLICK] objective system, of global resource management and technological organization. [CLICK] Government thus becomes a Cybernated System, which is intimately combined with Industry, and is only responsible for the production and distribution of goods, along with resource and environmental management. it’s very, very simple. [CLICK]
  • The basic components for this new system would as follows:

 [CLICK] 1) A Central Computerized Database containing catalogs of every known material and every known technical understanding. [CLICK] As noted previously, computers have the ability to catalog information and logically compute it on a scale much larger and faster than people can. [CLICK] As stated before, the most efficient decisions we can make, are decisions that take into account all known relevant variables. Only computers will be able to handle the integration of all known earthly knowledge, and come up with decisions that will be logically based on the full known range of data. [CLICK]
  • It is no different than the our previous example of the car mechanic, and his tailored database program for solving car problems, [CLICK] This Central Computerized Database contains all known knowledge, ranging from the properties, combinations and applications of every element on the periodic table, to the complete known history of technological invention. [CLICK] Once the associative system emerges which will allow computers to contextually cross-relate all the known disciplines, we will have at our grasp a tool of immeasurable proportions. [CLICK]
  • ...for the new method of problem solving and invention, will be an interaction, with this database program. [CLICK] It would likely come in the form of a simple website on the Internet, in fact. You would pose a problem or question to the database, and it will give the best feedback that is possible based on the current state of knowledge, at that period in time. [CLICK] It is no different than interfacing with a calculator, but this new “calculator” has a powerful associative system, and extensive database of knowledge, that can not just understand and compute math, it can integrate physics, biology, astronomy, and every field of science into a concentrated awareness. [CLICK]
  • Now, If this sounds like science fiction, i have strong hunch that the US Military’s Pentagon likely already has similar database reference, and decision making programs, which it uses to create war strategies. [CLICK]
  • Now, in order for this system to be effective, it must also have real-time feedback input from the planet, in order to understand what resources we have, so we can account for the dynamic equilibrium of the planet. Thus, the Central Computerized Database is locked into: [CLICK]
  • 2) An earth wide autonomic sensor system, with environmental sensors in all relevant areas of the planet, generating “Industrial Electronic feedback” regarding resources, operations and other environmental issues. [CLICK]
  • This holistic system keeps track of all the resources on the planet, while also monitoring the earth for environmental disturbances which humanity should be alerted to. This will not happen overnight, but if we began with constructing regional systems and overtime interlink all the regional system, it could be created sooner than we think. 
This integration will inform the Central Database Program of what is available and what is scarce, while the Database will in turn constantly adjust industrial methods based around the dynamic equilibrium on the planet along with technological updates. [CLICK]
  • Now, even with our understanding of the profound, labor relieving effect computerized automation will have on society when we final decide to outgrow our scarcity based monetary system and focus of maximizing technological invention and abundance for all the world’s people, there will still, of course, [CLICK] be the necessity for human technicians to work with the system, updating it and overseeing it operations. We could call them- Interdisciplinary Teams. [CLICK]
  • 3) Interdisciplinary Teams of technicians oversee the system and help orient research projects to continue growth, efficiency and social evolution. They would simply work in scientific fields relevant to the functionality of society.
 [CLICK] In an optimized version of this system, no more than 5% of the worlds population would likely be needed to run the show. The more optimized and powerful our technology and methods become, the more that number decreases. [CLICK]
  • now...., many who hear these ideas, very often ask, what about democracy? How do I participate in this system? [CLICK] Do we elect the Interdisciplinary Teams?
In a Resources-Based, Global Economy, where “industry” and “government” are combined into a cybernated system that incorporates advanced problem solving database computers with vast planetary wide observation sensors, [CLICK] the traditional concept of politics, elections and the like has no relevance or basis. While this notion scares a lot of traditionally minded people, it must be reiterated, that our problems in life are technical and are relative only to humanity as a whole. [CLICK]
  • We must also face the fact that so-called Democracy in today’s world is an illusion. It always was. People think they have “choice” in our current system because they can press a button on a voting machine and put some pre-selected person into power. Once that person is in power, the public then has no say. [CLICK] Did you vote for the space program? [CLICK] Did you vote for the tax cut? [CLICK] Did you vote for the cabinet of a new president? [CLICK] Did you vote for where highways or power grids go? [CLICK] Did you vote for the wars in Afghanistan and iraq? No, you didn’t.
  • The traditional concept of a “participatory democracy” is a cruel joke. The game has been used to give the public the illusion of control for countless generations, while the distorted monetary powers at the top continue to do whatever they please. [CLICK] There never was a true democracy in any country in history and there never will be as long as the monetary system is in operation and scarcity is perpetuated. [CLICK]
  • So then, how would a person participate within a Resource-Based Economy? Well, how would you define participation? [CLICK] True participation in society would entail understanding how society technically worked and then constructively proposing ideas or innovations to be implemented, or created or altered.
 [CLICK] Firstly, one would interact with the Central Database, which would likely come in the form of an advanced Internet webpage which every person has access to. They would then input their proposal. [CLICK] Then, the Central Database, with it historical knowledge databases and full integration of all scientific fields, would then analyze the concept for its scientific and technical integrity along with optimizing the materials required, if applicable based on current understandings and availabilities. [CLICK]
  • If the proposal is initially accepted by the Central Database after it examines it for its basic integrity, [CLICK] it would be either immediately put into production, such as would be the case for a desired invention, [CLICK] or it would be turned over to the Interdisciplinary Teams that oversee the implementation of the new proposal and orient it into the system. [CLICK] The person who submitted the proposal could then become a part of the Interdisciplinary team relevant to the idea. [CLICK]
  • These teams would not be fixed, but constantly revolving, based on who wants to participate in a given field and what they have to contribute. [CLICK] This could be abstractly considered a true “election”, based on what a person has done, not what they claim or say, as is the case with most politicians. [CLICK]
  • Furthermore, the public’s fear of traditional “corruption” will have no basis, [CLICK] for there is no reward for it. The Interdisciplinary Teams do not get “paid” in anyway, for their world-views have been expanded to realize that their reward is, in fact, [CLICK] the fruits of the society as a whole and they contribute because it is actually in their best interest to do so. [CLICK]
  • In a Resource-Based Economy, participation is open to everyone, because all issues are fundamentally recognized as technical. The degree to which a person contributes is based simply on that person’s education and ability to create and problem solve. [CLICK] This is why expanded education is critical. [CLICK] In society today, the public is always kept uninformed and as dumbed-down as possible. [CLICK] This way the government can maintain control. [CLICK] In a Resource-Based Economy, the goal of the educational system is to produce the most intelligent and aware human beings as possible Why? Because everyone then becomes a contributor, greatly affecting our collective social evolution for the better and improving the lives of all. There would be no budget restrictions or agendas to deter that. [CLICK]
  • Now, Due to the importance of this section, let’s recap what has been addressed” 
 Who makes the decisions in a Resource-Based economy? No one does- no does “makes” the decisions, removing haphazard and dangerous self interest we see today. [CLICK] Decisions are arrived at by the use of the Scientific method, utilizing computers that gain real-time feedback from the environment, along with a Central Historical Database of all known technical information, [CLICK] and maintained by revolving Interdisciplinary teams. The goal is to increase objective decision making as much as possible and when we understand that our problems in life are technical, the merit of this approach is without parallel. [CLICK]
  • In the end, the only real relevance to a so-called “governance organization” is [CLICK] (1) production of goods and services that are equally available to all, [CLICK] (2) research projects and educational systems to expand our knowledge, understandings and applications, and [CLICK] (3) the constant monitoring of the earth’s resources and atmosphere for feedback and possible environmental problems, enabling us to restore and maintain a pristine environment. Without the wasted energy and resources from going to war and other aspects of the monetary system, we could address true threats to humanity, such as unforeseen variables like tsunamis, earthquakes, illness and disease. [CLICK] The only real problems in life are the problems that are common to all humans. [CLICK]
  • Cities and Lifestyle. In this section we are going to extent the tenets of the Resources-Based economy into one of our most fundamental social inventions, The City. Specifically, The Venus Project’s Circular City, among others. We will also discuss how people’s lifestyle in a resource based economy might manifest, often with profoundly different values and goals, than we see today. We are going start with a promo created by The Venus Project. [CLICK]
  • In regard to lifestyle, its important to point out that in our current system, [CLICK] the traditional family is broken, with both parents having to work in order to survive. Monetary economics undermines family cohesion and childcare. [CLICK] Stress is always high due to medical bills, insurance, education, employment insecurity and living costs. In a Resource-based economy the integrity of the family will be returned. [CLICK] 

  • Beyond that, the cultural values of society as a whole would also undergo profound change. [CLICK] With the monetary system outgrown and the world working together to produce abundance for all the citizens of the planet, activities we appreciate will expand greatly, for the amount of human freedom would be unlike anything we know today. [CLICK]
  • Consequently, one of the more in depth changes in values and lifestyle will be the way people think about [CLICK] ‘ property’. [CLICK] In most of the world today, property is a powerful concept, with people often associating their social status to what they own. As stated before, the monetary system requires ‘cyclical consumption’ to function. [CLICK] This naturally leads to the need for people to be manipulated into thinking they want or need a particular good or service. With the powerful tactics of modern advertising, most in the world support an artificial, materialistic value system that entails wanting more and more goods and services, often regardless of the necessity or utility. [CLICK]
  • In a Resource-Based Economy, the monetary system will no longer pollute the human mind via it manipulative arm - “advertising”. [CLICK] The endless sea of billboards, media commercials, magazines and the like will no longer poison the landscape or our perceptions. [CLICK] This will cause a dramatic shift in what we find important and hence change our lifestyles. [CLICK]
  • More powerfully, in a Resource-Based economy [CLICK] there is no reason for property . Property is an out growth of scarcity. People who had to work very hard to create or obtain a product or resource, [CLICK] in turn protected it because it had immense value relative to the labor entailed along with the scarcity associated. Property is not an “American” or “Capitalist” idea… it is a primitive mental perspective generated from generations of scarcity. People claim “ownership” because it is a legal form of protection. [CLICK]
  • In a system of abundance, without the need for money, the idea of ownership becomes irrelevant.
In this new system no one owns anything. [CLICK] Instead, everyone has unrestricted access to everything. 
 [CLICK] Ownership is a massive burden. No longer will a person need to live in one place. One could travel the world constantly. Anything needed is obtained, without restriction. [CLICK] There is no reason for abuse for there is nothing to gain. You can’t steal things that no one owns and you certainly couldn’t sell them. [CLICK]
  • To put it into a phrase: [CLICK] The resources of the planet are common heritage to all the world’s people. [CLICK] Household items are obtained through distribution centers in the cities, while recreational items are available on call or near the location of their use. [CLICK] For example, if you go to a golf course you would select, on site, your clubs from the most effectively designed models available. You use them, and then you return them. If you decide to keep the clubs, go ahead - that is your burden… [CLICK] for why would a person want to transport, maintain and store golf clubs, when they can always have access to them and then return them onsite? Our homes today are full of junk that we hold onto because of the supposed value they maintain. This waste will no longer be needed. [CLICK]
  • In this economic model, the city complex or, in fact, [CLICK] the entire world, is really your home. If you require an automobile for whatever reason, [CLICK] the car is made available for you. When you get to your destination, the satellite based driving system will automatically make the car available for others to use, [CLICK] as opposed to sitting in some parking lot wasting space and time.
  • In society today, the need for property results is extreme product overlap and redundant waste. It is much more intelligent to create a universal shared system, for it dramatically reduces waste, redundancy and increases space and efficiency. [CLICK]
  • Part 4 - Human Behavior: In this section we are going to discuss the issue of [CLICK] Nature vs Nurture in regard to human behavior, while also addressing the [CLICK] Legal System, and it extremely despotic, backwards basis for influencing human conduct. [CLICK]
  • Some people who consider the tenets of a Resource-Based Economy tend to think that the system would be difficult due to something called [CLICK] “Human Nature”. The argument is that humans are inherently competitive, greedy and blindly self-serving, implying that no matter how technically good things are in society, there will always be ‘corrupt’ people to want to abuse others and seek dominance. [CLICK]
  • “ Human Nature” is defined as: [CLICK] ‘the shared psychological attributes of humankind that are assumed to be shared by all human beings.’ Therefore, the implication of the term is that certain psychological, [CLICK] hence mental behaviors are in some way “hardwired” into a person. We are thus supposedly born with some preset psychological inclinations. [CLICK]
  • It is easy to see how this kind of assumption has manifest, for if you look at the historical record for the human species thus far, [CLICK] we see an endless series of wars, genocides, conquests and power abuses. 
 Given that is the pattern we recognize… is it easy to assume that it must be a set “human nature” to behave in ways that are historically reoccurring. As will be discussed, this perspective is far too narrow. [CLICK]
  • So called “criminal behavior” has been a focus for psychologists for a long time. Is it the responsibility of an individual's genetic makeup that makes them a so-called “criminal” or is it the environment in which they are raised that determines this? This is the age-old question of ‘Nature vs. Nurture.’ [CLICK]
  • Well, First, what exactly is criminal behavior? How do we qualify behavioral distinctions that have been invented by man and change with time? The entire concept of criminality is temporal and relative to a culture’s values and concepts of morality. [CLICK] Only 600 years ago certain indigenous cultures around Mexico engaged is mass human sacrifice, often killing thousands at a time. Was this criminal activity? To us, perhaps, but to them it was accepted social custom. [CLICK] What about the generations and generations of accepted slavery? [CLICK] Is a criminal someone who steals food in order to feed his starving family? [CLICK]
  • The bottom line is that there is no concrete scientific evidence that really supports the notion that any of our behaviors are solely the result of our genetics. [CLICK] The notion of ‘human nature’ is largely mythological. It stems from primitive religious notions that the human is ‘good or bad’ inherently. [CLICK] The pursuit of people who seek to find the “gene” or the like which is supposedly the cause of a particular behavior is essentially a form of superstition. It is like a person being “possessed by demons” which control their actions. [CLICK]
  • The fact is, while neurochemicals and physiological traits set propensities for a person’s reactions and social gravitation, it is the environment that really creates our values and behavior. There is no fixed, predetermined ‘human nature’. Our values, methods and actions are developed and derived from experiences. [CLICK] A Chinese baby taken at birth and raised in a British family in England [CLICK] will develop the language, dialect, mannerisms, traditions and accent of the British Culture. [CLICK]
  • There no evidence to support the idea that the despotic behavior we see in the world today is the result of ingrained genetic forces… Rather, it is the result of years of scarcity and competition . 
 Hierarchy, greed, competition and dominance are social manifestations. [CLICK] If you look to the animal kingdom, you usually see social hierarchy and brutal dominance. Many often say it is an instinct for these animals to behave this way and that humans share the same instinctual nature. While this seems observationally logical, it isn’t taking into account the scarcity that exists in the animal kingdom. If there isn’t enough to go around, the more aggressive animals will rise to the top, generating hierarchy, while the rest compete for resources in a seemingly greedy fashion. This generates corruption and offensive behavior. [CLICK]
  • The Legal System: In response to this so called - criminal activity, society today attempts to control people by way of threat, using Laws. [CLICK] Laws noting more than ‘patches’ which do not address the root causes of behavior. [CLICK] If a person is arrested for stealing, very little thought is given as to why that person choose to steal to begin with. Rather than consider the root causes, society takes the easy way out and [CLICK] often removes the “criminal” via prisons. [CLICK]
  • The source of any so-called crime is really society itself. [CLICK] There is no such thing as a “criminal”. As repeatedly expressed, the Monetary System generates corruption by its very construct. [CLICK] As the Merva & Fowles study presented previously clearly shows, socially offensive behavior is directly related to the socioeconomic circumstances. The great majority of people in prisons come from deprived socioeconomic positions. [CLICK]
  • Therefore, if we want to alter the behavior of people, we have to alter the social conditions. [CLICK] We want to ‘design out’ the flaws. [CLICK] You don’t put up a sign that says: ‘Speed Limit 55 mph’ for safety. You design the system technically so safety is built in and human error is not a option. [CLICK] If you don’t want a person to steal, you make what they need readily available to them without the need for debt, subservience or competition. [CLICK]
  • With the progress of technology today, we have the ability to create a new social system that can allow all humans access to all the necessities of life, without a price tag, debt or servitude. [CLICK] This will have a profound affect on the way people treat each other and interact in society. A staggering drop in crime would be the result, for most crimes are monetary related. [CLICK]
  • Further, those who do commit crimes, such as a person who kills another out of jealousy, [CLICK] they would not be treated as a criminal, but rather as a sick patient. Society will understand that people are products of their environment and rather than condemn the person to a cold concrete cell, social scientists will heavily research the cultural causes that generated the serial killer’s behavior and consider those conditions that need to be altered, fundamentally through education. [CLICK]
  • In conclusion: There are many out there who would say that what we are describing here, that is the development of a Resource-Based Global Economy, would never happen. They would typically cite “human nature”, the “power elite” or erroneous technical opinions in their defense. This cynicism has no support in view of humanity’s technical and social development throughout history. We have come from a world of extreme superstition, abject slavery and extreme racism and social prejudice, to a slowly emerging world of race equality, scientific ingenuity and emerging values that desire to see humanity benefit as a whole. We have gone from smoke signals to the telephone to electronic mail sent at near the speed of light. Everything that has once been considered impossible has gradually become possible. The Wright Brothers were told by “experts” that it was impossible to fly…years ago people who talked of traveling to the moon were dismissed and labeled as “Mooniacs”. To assume something is ‘impossible’ in this world is a failure of creativity. [CLICK] In the words of Carl Sagan: ” The old appeals to racial, sexual and religious chauvinism, to rabid nationalist fervor, are beginning not to work. A new consciousness is developing which sees the earth as a single organism, and recognizes that an organism at war with itself, is doomed. We are one planet.”

Zeitgeist Movement Presentation 2009 Zeitgeist Movement Presentation 2009 Presentation Transcript

  • the zeitgeist movement 2009 Orientation thevenusproject.com thezeitgeistmovement.com
  • introduction what is the zeitgeist movement? The Zeitgeist Movement is the activist arm of 
The Venus Project Jacque Fresco | Roxanne Meadows
  • The application of The Scientific Method 
for social concern what is the zeitgeist movement? introduction
  • Part 1 Monetary Economics - Mechanisms and Consequences (1) need for cyclical consumption (2) perpetuation of scarcity (3) priority of profit (4) fiscal manipulation - The Final Failure (1) beyond irresponsibility (2) the ultimate outsource introduction
  • PART 1 MONETARY ECONOMICS Economics Overview Eco-nom-ics: the social science that studies the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services.
  • Economics Overview Monetary Economics: the use of currency as a means for facilitating the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services. Fundamentally based on selling one’s labor as a commodity in the open market. PART 1 MONETARY ECONOMICS
  • Economics Overview PART 1 MONETARY ECONOMICS Mechanism 1: The Need For 'Cyclical Consumption'
  • PART 1 MONETARY ECONOMICS (1) cyclical consumption Mechanisms and Consequences Employee Employer Consumer : “wage” earner : “profit” earner : purchases goods/services
  • PART 1 MONETARY ECONOMICS (1) cyclical consumption Mechanisms and Consequences Employee Employer Consumer
  • PART 1 MONETARY ECONOMICS (1) cyclical consumption Mechanisms and Consequences 1) Nothing physically produced can ever maintain a lifespan longer than what can be endured in order to maintain the needed ‘cyclical consumption’. Planned Obsolescence : the deliberate withholding of efficiency so the product in question breaks down respectively fast.
  • PART 1 MONETARY ECONOMICS (1) cyclical consumption Mechanisms and Consequences 1) Nothing physically produced can ever maintain a lifespan longer than what can be endured in order to maintain the needed ‘cyclical consumption’. Planned Obsolescence -intentional- -indirect-
  • PART 1 MONETARY ECONOMICS (1) cyclical consumption Mechanisms and Consequences 1) Nothing physically produced can ever maintain a lifespan longer than what can be endured in order to maintain the needed ‘cyclical consumption’. 2) new products and services must be constantly introduced regardless of functional utility.
  • PART 1 MONETARY ECONOMICS (1) cyclical consumption Mechanisms and Consequences Cyclical Consumption WASTE IS CONSTANT
  • PART 1 MONETARY ECONOMICS (1) cyclical consumption Mechanisms and Consequences Question: What if we made things to last ? Answer: The economy would collapse.
  • PART 1 MONETARY ECONOMICS Mechanisms and Consequences (2) abundance of scarcity Mechanism 2: The Abundance of Scarcity
  • PART 1 MONETARY ECONOMICS Mechanisms and Consequences (2) abundance of scarcity supply demand =
  • PART 1 MONETARY ECONOMICS Mechanisms and Consequences (2) abundance of scarcity scarcity = profit
  • PART 1 MONETARY ECONOMICS Mechanisms and Consequences (2) abundance of scarcity scarcity = profit
  • PART 1 MONETARY ECONOMICS Mechanisms and Consequences (3) priority of profit Mechanism 3: The Priority of Profit
  • PART 1 MONETARY ECONOMICS Mechanisms and Consequences (3) priority of profit Profit
  • PART 1 MONETARY ECONOMICS Mechanisms and Consequences (3) priority of profit General Crime: General Crime Corporate Crime Government Crime
  • PART 1 MONETARY ECONOMICS Mechanisms and Consequences (3) priority of profit General Crime: ‘ Merva-Fowles Study’ 1% rise in unemployment:
 1990-1992
 6.7% increase in homicides 3.4 % increase in violent crimes 2.4 % increase in property crime 1459 additional homicides 62,607 additional violent crimes 223,500 additional property crimes
  • PART 1 MONETARY ECONOMICS Mechanisms and Consequences (3) priority of profit Corporate Crime: Planned Obsolescence Monopolistic Collusion Market Manipulation Outsourcing Price Fixing Labor Exploitation Governmental Collusion
  • PART 1 MONETARY ECONOMICS Mechanisms and Consequences (3) priority of profit Corporate Crime:
  • PART 1 MONETARY ECONOMICS Mechanisms and Consequences (3) priority of profit Government Crime:
  • PART 1 MONETARY ECONOMICS Mechanisms and Consequences (3) priority of profit Role of Government:
 the invention of regulatory legislation and policies to handle the functioning of society. Government Crime:
  • PART 1 MONETARY ECONOMICS Mechanisms and Consequences (3) priority of profit Government Corporate Pyramid
 Government Crime:
  • PART 1 MONETARY ECONOMICS Mechanisms and Consequences (3) priority of profit lobbying campaign contributions Government Crime:
  • PART 1 MONETARY ECONOMICS Mechanisms and Consequences (3) priority of profit Government Crime: WAR
  • PART 1 MONETARY ECONOMICS Mechanisms and Consequences (3) priority of profit Government Crime: 
“ War is a racket. It always has been. It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives.”
  • PART 1 MONETARY ECONOMICS Mechanisms and Consequences (3) priority of profit Government Crime: motivation for war:
  • PART 1 MONETARY ECONOMICS Mechanisms and Consequences (3) priority of profit Government Crime: motivation for war: 1) Industrial Profit, maximized for the elite. 2) Resource Acquisition (theft). 3) Strategic Geopolitical Alignment.
  • PART 1 MONETARY ECONOMICS Mechanisms and Consequences (3) priority of profit Government Crime:
  • PART 1 MONETARY ECONOMICS Mechanisms and Consequences (3) priority of profit Competition Breeds Corruption We can not afford ethics.
  • PART 1 MONETARY ECONOMICS Mechanisms and Consequences (4) fiscal manipulation Mechanism 4: Fiscal Manipulation
  • PART 1 MONETARY ECONOMICS Mechanisms and Consequences FIAT CURRENCY (4) fiscal manipulation
  • PART 1 MONETARY ECONOMICS Mechanisms and Consequences (4) fiscal manipulation supply demand
  • PART 1 MONETARY ECONOMICS PART 1 MONETARY ECONOMICS Mechanisms and Consequences (4) fiscal manipulation inflation deflation
  • PART 1 MONETARY ECONOMICS Mechanisms and Consequences (4) fiscal manipulation increase in the money supply: “ Monetary Expansion” decrease in the money supply: “ Monetary Contraction” economic growth recession / depression
  • PART 1 MONETARY ECONOMICS Mechanisms and Consequences (4) fiscal manipulation CONTRACTION EXPANSION economic growth: “ the increase in the amount of the goods and services produced by an economy over time”
  • PART 1 MONETARY ECONOMICS Mechanisms and Consequences (4) fiscal manipulation what was the real growth? Growth Contraction
  • PART 1 MONETARY ECONOMICS Mechanisms and Consequences (4) fiscal manipulation Business Cycle more money less money
  • PART 1 MONETARY ECONOMICS Mechanisms and Consequences (4) fiscal manipulation interest rates are dictated by the central bank
  • PART 1 MONETARY ECONOMICS Mechanisms and Consequences (4) fiscal manipulation money = debt DEBT
  • PART 1 MONETARY ECONOMICS Mechanisms and Consequences (4) fiscal manipulation Central Bank Economic Control
  • PART 1 MONETARY ECONOMICS Mechanisms and Consequences (4) fiscal manipulation DEBT INFLATION
  • PART 1 MONETARY ECONOMICS Mechanisms and Consequences (4) fiscal manipulation money supply inflation
  • PART 1 MONETARY ECONOMICS Mechanisms and Consequences (4) fiscal manipulation
  • PART 1 MONETARY ECONOMICS Mechanisms and Consequences (4) fiscal manipulation Money Debt money supply loans + interest
  • PART 1 MONETARY ECONOMICS The Final Failure The Final Failure: Beyond Irresponsibility
  • PART 1 MONETARY ECONOMICS (1) beyond irresponsibility The Final Failure Debt of the World’s Governments = +$52 Trillion +$12 Trillion 2013 = 65% Income tax
  • PART 1 MONETARY ECONOMICS The Final Failure (1) beyond irresponsibility
  • PART 1 MONETARY ECONOMICS The Final Failure (1) beyond irresponsibility Corporate Pyramid

  • PART 1 MONETARY ECONOMICS The Final Failure (1) beyond irresponsibility Upper Class: Lower Class: 1$ Million + 5% C.D. = $50k Loans to survive Paying Interest
  • PART 1 MONETARY ECONOMICS The Final Failure (1) beyond irresponsibility Social Stratification is guaranteed by The Monetary System
  • PART 1 MONETARY ECONOMICS The Final Failure (1) beyond irresponsibility Business Cycle Growth
  • PART 1 MONETARY ECONOMICS The Final Failure (1) beyond irresponsibility debt inflation = Money Debt
  • PART 1 MONETARY ECONOMICS The Final Failure (1) beyond irresponsibility financial options when signs of contraction: 1) continue the expansion by infusing even more money, often by lowering the interest rates making credit cheaper. 2) Let the contraction run its course, raise the interest rates, and bring the economy back to some kind of equilibrium.
  • PART 1 MONETARY ECONOMICS The Final Failure (1) beyond irresponsibility
  • PART 1 MONETARY ECONOMICS The Final Failure (1) beyond irresponsibility
  • PART 1 MONETARY ECONOMICS The Final Failure (1) beyond irresponsibility
  • PART 1 MONETARY ECONOMICS The Final Failure (1) beyond irresponsibility M3 2007: $12 TRILLION GDP 2007: $14 TRILLION
  • PART 1 MONETARY ECONOMICS The Final Failure (1) beyond irresponsibility
  • PART 1 MONETARY ECONOMICS The Final Failure (1) beyond irresponsibility Monetary Reform?
  • PART 1 MONETARY ECONOMICS The Final Failure (2) ultimate outsource Technological Unemployment
  • PART 1 MONETARY ECONOMICS The Final Failure (2) ultimate outsource ” We are being afflicted with a new disease of which some readers may not yet have heard the name, but of which they will hear a great deal in the years to come – namely ‘technological unemployment’. This means unemployment due to our discovery of means of economizing the use of labor, outrunning the pace at which we can find new uses for labor.” -John Maynard Keynes The General Theory of Unemployment, Interest and Money
  • PART 1 MONETARY ECONOMICS The Final Failure (2) ultimate outsource Technological Unemployment
  • PART 1 MONETARY ECONOMICS The Final Failure (2) ultimate outsource our entire economic system is based on human beings selling their labor as a commodity in the open market.
  • PART 1 MONETARY ECONOMICS The Final Failure (2) ultimate outsource
  • PART 1 MONETARY ECONOMICS The Final Failure (2) ultimate outsource us labor statistics: 1949: machines did 6% of cotton harvesting. 1972: 100% of the cotton harvesting was done by machines. [ AGRICULTURAL ]
  • PART 1 MONETARY ECONOMICS The Final Failure (2) ultimate outsource us labor statistics: 1860: 60% of america worked in agriculture. 2009: less than 3% work in agriculture. [ AGRICULTURAL ]
  • PART 1 MONETARY ECONOMICS The Final Failure (2) ultimate outsource us labor statistics: 1950-1959: 1.6 million blue-collar jobs were lost. [ manufacturing ]
  • PART 1 MONETARY ECONOMICS The Final Failure (2) ultimate outsource us labor statistics: 1950: 33% of america worked in manufacturing. 2002: 10% work in manufacturing. [ manufacturing ]
  • PART 1 MONETARY ECONOMICS The Final Failure (2) ultimate outsource us labor statistics: [ manufacturing ] -us steel industry: 1982 - 2002: production increased from 75m tons to 120m tons. 1982 - 2002: employment went from 289k to 74k.
  • PART 1 MONETARY ECONOMICS The Final Failure (2) ultimate outsource [ manufacturing ] 1995-2002: 31 million manufacturing job lost worldwide. 30% increase in productivity.
  • PART 1 MONETARY ECONOMICS The Final Failure (2) ultimate outsource Productivity Employment
  • PART 1 MONETARY ECONOMICS The Final Failure (2) ultimate outsource us labor statistics: 2002: 82% worked in service industries [ service ]
  • PART 1 MONETARY ECONOMICS The Final Failure (2) ultimate outsource us labor statistics: 1983 - 1993: 37% loss of human bank tellers 2000: 90% of bank customers use ATMs [ service ]
  • PART 1 MONETARY ECONOMICS The Final Failure (2) ultimate outsource ” The service sector has lost its role as America’s unbridled engine of job creation.” -stephen roach, economist [ service ]
  • PART 1 MONETARY ECONOMICS The Final Failure (2) ultimate outsource SOLUTION?
  • Part 2 What is Relevant? (1) Natural Law (2) The Scientific Method (3) Dynamic Equilibrium (4) Goals, Method and Tools
  • What is Relevant? PART 2 WHAT IS RELEVANT? (1) natural law
  • What is Relevant? PART 2 WHAT IS RELEVANT? (1) natural law
  • What is Relevant? What are the near-empirical aspects of nature and what do these understandings teach us about how we should govern our conduct on this planet? PART 2 WHAT IS RELEVANT? (1) natural law
  • What is Relevant? PART 2 WHAT IS RELEVANT? (1) natural law Natural Law One: Every human needs adequate nutrition, clean air and clean water and therefore must respect the symbiotic environmental processes relevant to those needs.
  • What is Relevant? PART 2 WHAT IS RELEVANT? (1) natural law Natural Law One
  • What is Relevant? PART 2 WHAT IS RELEVANT? (1) natural law Natural Law One 3 million tons of toxic chemicals a year
  • What is Relevant? PART 2 WHAT IS RELEVANT? (1) natural law Natural Law One Our behavior should be guided by the priority of seeking the highest optimization of circumstances that preserve and maximize the abundance and quality of our necessities of life.
  • What is Relevant? PART 2 WHAT IS RELEVANT? (1) natural law we must overcome any practices which disturb, or create the propensity to disturb, the symbiotic environmental processes which keep our basic needs in order.
  • What is Relevant? PART 2 WHAT IS RELEVANT? (1) natural law Natural Law Two: the only constant is change and human understandings are always in transition.
  • What is Relevant? PART 2 WHAT IS RELEVANT? (1) natural law Natural Law Two “ Absolute certainty is a privilege of uneducated minds and fanatics”
 - C.J. Keyser

  • What is Relevant? PART 2 WHAT IS RELEVANT? (1) natural law
  • What is Relevant? PART 2 WHAT IS RELEVANT? (1) natural law Everything we think we “know” are only probabilities.

  • What is Relevant? PART 2 WHAT IS RELEVANT? (1) natural law
  • What is Relevant? PART 2 WHAT IS RELEVANT? The Scientific Method:
 1) recognizing a new idea or problem that needs to be solved.
 2) the use of logical reasoning to create a hypothesis.
 3) testing of that hypothesis in the physical world through observation.
 (2) scientific method
  • What is Relevant? PART 2 WHAT IS RELEVANT? Aristotle (384 BCE – 322 BCE) Hypothesis: a heavy object would fall faster than a lighter object of the same shape and material in a vacuum. Galileo (1564 – 1642) weight does not determine the rate at which an object falls in a vacuum. (2) scientific method
  • What is Relevant? PART 2 WHAT IS RELEVANT? (2) scientific method Science works... whether you believe in it or not.
  • What is Relevant? PART 2 WHAT IS RELEVANT? (3) dynamic equilibrium Dynamic Equilibrium: occurs when two or more opposing processes proceed at the same rate.
 “ carrying capacity of the earth”

  • What is Relevant? PART 2 WHAT IS RELEVANT? (3) dynamic equilibrium
  • What is Relevant? PART 2 WHAT IS RELEVANT? (3) dynamic equilibrium building blocks of society: 1) Energy
 2) Industrial/Technological Raw Materials
 3) Food, Air and Water
  • What is Relevant? PART 2 WHAT IS RELEVANT? (3) dynamic equilibrium
  • What is Relevant? PART 2 WHAT IS RELEVANT? (3) dynamic equilibrium
  • What is Relevant? PART 2 WHAT IS RELEVANT? (3) dynamic equilibrium
  • What is Relevant? PART 2 WHAT IS RELEVANT? (3) dynamic equilibrium Raw Materials 1) Knowing exactly what the earth has as far as component elements and materials.
 2) Where technology is in regard to creating synthetic substitutions for certain elements and materials.
 3) How society organizes and manages its use of these elements and materials. 

  • What is Relevant? PART 2 WHAT IS RELEVANT? (3) dynamic equilibrium 1) Knowing exactly what the earth has as far as component elements and materials.
 Raw Materials
  • What is Relevant? PART 2 WHAT IS RELEVANT? (3) dynamic equilibrium 2) Where technology is in regard to creating synthetic substitutions for certain elements and materials.
 Raw Materials Model by Jacque Fresco, Photo by Roxanne Meadows
  • What is Relevant? PART 2 WHAT IS RELEVANT? (3) dynamic equilibrium Raw Materials 3) How society organizes and manages its use of these elements and materials. 

  • What is Relevant? PART 2 WHAT IS RELEVANT? (3) dynamic equilibrium Raw Materials in a saner society: 1) raw materials of the planet would be assessed.
 2) industry would be organized as a whole to optimize efficiency.
 3) products would be design to last .

  • What is Relevant? PART 2 WHAT IS RELEVANT? (3) dynamic equilibrium Food, Water and Air
  • What is Relevant? PART 2 WHAT IS RELEVANT? (3) dynamic equilibrium Food, Water and Air
  • What is Relevant? PART 2 WHAT IS RELEVANT? (3) dynamic equilibrium Food, Water and Air
  • What is Relevant? PART 2 WHAT IS RELEVANT? (3) dynamic equilibrium Design and Rendering by Jacque Fresco Food, Water and Air
  • What is Relevant? PART 2 WHAT IS RELEVANT? (3) dynamic equilibrium Food, Water and Air one death every second
  • What is Relevant? PART 2 WHAT IS RELEVANT? Goals, Method and Tools: Goals Clean air and water and quality food Fast, Clean Transportation a Relevant education The best scientifically possible health care the end of war personal liberty reduced stress
reduced crime material abundance (4) goals, method, tools
  • What is Relevant? PART 2 WHAT IS RELEVANT? PART 2 WHAT IS RELEVANT? Goals, Method and Tools: the scientific method “ There is no shortcut to truth, no way to gain knowledge of the universe except through the gateway of the scientific method.” -Karl Pearson (4) goals, method, tools
  • What is Relevant? PART 2 WHAT IS RELEVANT? Goals, Method and Tools: Technology (4) goals, method, tools
  • What is Relevant? PART 2 WHAT IS RELEVANT? process Our GOALS (values) – the METHOD (science) of thought– and the TOOLS (technology) to get it done. (4) goals, method, tools
  • Part 3 Resource Based Economy (1) The Venus Project (2) Industry and Labor (3) Government (4) Cities and Lifestyle
  • PART 3 RESOURCE BASED ECONOMY Resource Based Economy a Resource Based Economy utilizes existing resources rather than commerce. all goods and services are available without the use of currency, credit, barter or any form of debt or servitude. (1) the venus project
  • Resource Based Economy PART 3 RESOURCE BASED ECONOMY (1) the venus project
  • Resource Based Economy PART 3 RESOURCE BASED ECONOMY (1) the venus project
  • Resource Based Economy Industry and Labor: how do we design a production system that maximizes high quality output, reduces waste, considers the dynamic equilibrium of the earth, and reduces repetitive and mechanical human labor? PART 3 RESOURCE BASED ECONOMY (2) industry and labor
  • Resource Based Economy 1) survey the planetary resources
 2) decide on what needs to be produced
 3) optimization of production methods; maximizing product lifespan
 4) distribution methods
 5) optimized recycling PART 3 RESOURCE BASED ECONOMY (2) industry and labor
  • Resource Based Economy PART 3 RESOURCE BASED ECONOMY (2) industry and labor 1) Survey the planetary resources

  • Resource Based Economy PART 3 RESOURCE BASED ECONOMY (2) industry and labor 1) Survey the planetary resources
 Model by Jacque Fresco, Photo by Roxanne Meadows
  • Resource Based Economy PART 3 RESOURCE BASED ECONOMY (2) industry and labor What do you need? 2) decide on what production is required

  • Resource Based Economy PART 3 RESOURCE BASED ECONOMY (2) industry and labor science and technology are barometers of utilitarian human need. 2) decide on what production is required

  • Resource Based Economy PART 3 RESOURCE BASED ECONOMY (2) industry and labor 3) optimization of production methods

  • Resource Based Economy PART 3 RESOURCE BASED ECONOMY (2) industry and labor multiplicity planned obsolescence 3) optimization of production methods

  • Resource Based Economy PART 3 RESOURCE BASED ECONOMY (2) industry and labor 3) optimization of production methods

  • Resource Based Economy PART 3 RESOURCE BASED ECONOMY (2) industry and labor High-efficiency labor automation, coupled with the scientifically managed resource abundance will allowed for a fluid, near scarcity-less environment which could be operated by only a very small fraction of the population. 3) optimization of production methods

  • Resource Based Economy PART 3 RESOURCE BASED ECONOMY (2) industry and labor Model by Jacque Fresco, Photo by Roxanne Meadows 4) distribution methods

  • Resource Based Economy PART 3 RESOURCE BASED ECONOMY (2) industry and labor
  • Resource Based Economy PART 3 RESOURCE BASED ECONOMY (2) industry and labor
  • Resource Based Economy PART 3 RESOURCE BASED ECONOMY (2) industry and labor who will maintain the machines?
  • Resource Based Economy PART 3 RESOURCE BASED ECONOMY (2) industry and labor cybernation
  • Resource Based Economy PART 3 RESOURCE BASED ECONOMY (2) industry and labor "Ultimate automation…will make our modern industry as primitive and outdated as the stone age man looks to us today." -Albert Einstein
  • Resource Based Economy PART 3 RESOURCE BASED ECONOMY (2) industry and labor
  • Resource Based Economy PART 3 RESOURCE BASED ECONOMY (2) industry and labor
  • Resource Based Economy PART 3 RESOURCE BASED ECONOMY (2) industry and labor
  • Resource Based Economy PART 3 RESOURCE BASED ECONOMY (2) industry and labor
  • Resource Based Economy PART 3 RESOURCE BASED ECONOMY (2) industry and labor what is the true nature of our occupational roles? we recognize and react to observed patterns.
  • Resource Based Economy PART 3 RESOURCE BASED ECONOMY (2) industry and labor
  • Resource Based Economy PART 3 RESOURCE BASED ECONOMY (2) industry and labor
  • Resource Based Economy PART 3 RESOURCE BASED ECONOMY (2) industry and labor the conscious delegation of decision making to computers is the next phase of social evolution.
  • Resource Based Economy PART 3 RESOURCE BASED ECONOMY (2) industry and labor
  • Resource Based Economy PART 3 RESOURCE BASED ECONOMY (2) industry and labor logical reasoning: our cognitive ability to think out solutions to problems from a cause and effect standpoint, is entirely a technical process , based on the amount of information we have at any one time.
  • Resource Based Economy PART 3 RESOURCE BASED ECONOMY (2) industry and labor
  • Resource Based Economy PART 3 RESOURCE BASED ECONOMY (2) industry and labor
  • Resource Based Economy PART 3 RESOURCE BASED ECONOMY (2) industry and labor complex associations
  • Resource Based Economy PART 3 RESOURCE BASED ECONOMY (2) industry and labor “ Terminator” “ Irobot” “ 2001: a Space Odyssey”
  • Resource Based Economy ” The popular idea, fostered by comic strips and the cheaper forms of science fiction, that intelligent machines must be malevolent entities hostile to man, is so absurd that it is hardly worth wasting energy to refute it. Those who picture machines as active enemies are merely projecting their own aggressive[ness]. The higher the intelligence, the greater the degree of co-cooperativeness. If there is ever a war between men and machines, it is easy to guess who will start it.” -Arthur C. Clarke (2) industry and labor PART 3 RESOURCE BASED ECONOMY
  • Resource Based Economy Government ” [The] tremendous and still accelerating development of science and technology has not been accompanied by an equal development in social, economic, and political patterns…It is safe to predict that…such social inventions as modern-type Capitalism, Fascism, and Communism will be regarded as primitive experiments directed toward the adjustment of modern society to modern methods” -Dr. Ralph Linton (3) government PART 3 RESOURCE BASED ECONOMY
  • Resource Based Economy PART 3 RESOURCE BASED ECONOMY (3) government
  • Resource Based Economy PART 3 RESOURCE BASED ECONOMY (3) government
  • Resource Based Economy PART 3 RESOURCE BASED ECONOMY everything in regard to social organization is a technical process. (3) government
  • Resource Based Economy PART 3 RESOURCE BASED ECONOMY (3) government The transfer of decision making to computers is the next phase of social evolution.
  • Resource Based Economy PART 3 RESOURCE BASED ECONOMY (3) government
  • Resource Based Economy PART 3 RESOURCE BASED ECONOMY (3) government
  • Resource Based Economy PART 3 RESOURCE BASED ECONOMY (3) government global resource management and technological organization Cybernated System: which is only responsible for the production and distribution of goods, along with resource and environmental management.
  • Resource Based Economy PART 3 RESOURCE BASED ECONOMY (3) government the most efficient decisions we can make are decisions that take into account all known relevant variables. 1) A Central Computerized Database containing catalogs of every known material and technical understanding.
  • Resource Based Economy PART 3 RESOURCE BASED ECONOMY (3) government
  • Resource Based Economy PART 3 RESOURCE BASED ECONOMY (3) government Biochemistry Biophysics Botany Cellular biology Ecology Medicine Microbiology Molecular biology Physiology Zoology Astronomy Chemistry Earth sciences Physics Anthropology Communication Cultural studies Education Geography History Linguistics Political science Psychology Sociology
  • Resource Based Economy PART 3 RESOURCE BASED ECONOMY (3) government
  • Resource Based Economy PART 3 RESOURCE BASED ECONOMY (3) government
  • Resource Based Economy PART 3 RESOURCE BASED ECONOMY (3) government 2) an earth wide autonomic sensor system, with environmental sensors in all relevant areas of the planet, generating “ Industrial Electronic Feedback” regarding resources, operations and other environmental issues.
  • Resource Based Economy PART 3 RESOURCE BASED ECONOMY (3) government database sensors
  • Resource Based Economy PART 3 RESOURCE BASED ECONOMY (3) government
  • Resource Based Economy PART 3 RESOURCE BASED ECONOMY (3) government 3) Interdisciplinary Teams of technicians oversee the system and help orient research projects to continue growth, efficiency and social evolution.
  • Resource Based Economy PART 3 RESOURCE BASED ECONOMY (3) government what about democracy?
  • Resource Based Economy PART 3 RESOURCE BASED ECONOMY (3) government
  • Resource Based Economy PART 3 RESOURCE BASED ECONOMY (3) government there never was a true democracy.
  • Resource Based Economy PART 3 RESOURCE BASED ECONOMY (3) government (1) (2) true participation in society would entail understanding how society technically worked .
  • Resource Based Economy PART 3 RESOURCE BASED ECONOMY (3) government (3)
  • Resource Based Economy PART 3 RESOURCE BASED ECONOMY (3) government This is a true “election”, based on what a person has done, not what they claim.
  • Resource Based Economy PART 3 RESOURCE BASED ECONOMY (3) government incentive / reward: the fruits of society as a whole
  • Resource Based Economy PART 3 RESOURCE BASED ECONOMY (3) government expanded education is critical
  • Resource Based Economy PART 3 RESOURCE BASED ECONOMY (3) government Who makes the decisions in a Resource-Based economy? No one does. Decisions are arrived at by the use of The Scientific Method
  • Resource Based Economy PART 3 RESOURCE BASED ECONOMY (3) government The only real problems in life are the problems that are common to all humans. 1) the production of goods and services that are equally available to all. 2) research projects and educational systems to expand our knowledge, understandings and applications. 3) the monitoring of the earth’s resources and atmosphere for feedback and possible environmental problems.
  • Resource Based Economy PART 3 RESOURCE BASED ECONOMY (4) cities and lifestyle Cities and Lifestyle
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  • Resource Based Economy PART 3 RESOURCE BASED ECONOMY (4) cities and lifestyle lifestyle
  • Resource Based Economy PART 3 RESOURCE BASED ECONOMY (4) cities and lifestyle lifestyle
  • Resource Based Economy PART 3 RESOURCE BASED ECONOMY Property (4) cities and lifestyle lifestyle
  • Resource Based Economy PART 3 RESOURCE BASED ECONOMY (4) cities and lifestyle lifestyle
  • Resource Based Economy PART 3 RESOURCE BASED ECONOMY (4) cities and lifestyle in a resource based economy there is no reason for property lifestyle
  • Resource Based Economy PART 3 RESOURCE BASED ECONOMY (4) cities and lifestyle unrestricted access lifestyle
  • Resource Based Economy PART 3 RESOURCE BASED ECONOMY (4) cities and lifestyle the resources of the planet are common heritage to all the world’s people lifestyle
  • Resource Based Economy PART 3 RESOURCE BASED ECONOMY (4) cities and lifestyle lifestyle
  • Resource Based Economy PART 3 RESOURCE BASED ECONOMY (4) cities and lifestyle lifestyle
  • Part 4 Human Behavior (1) Nature vs Nurture (2) The Legal System
  • Human Behavior PART 4 HUMAN BEHAVIOR Human Nature (1) nature vs nurture
  • Human Behavior PART 4 HUMAN BEHAVIOR Human Nature : the shared psychological attributes of humankind that are assumed to be shared by all human beings. (1) nature vs nurture
  • Human Behavior (1) nature vs nurture PART 4 HUMAN BEHAVIOR
  • Human Behavior PART 4 HUMAN BEHAVIOR (1) nature vs nurture
  • Human Behavior PART 4 HUMAN BEHAVIOR (1) nature vs nurture
  • Human Behavior PART 4 HUMAN BEHAVIOR (1) nature vs nurture
  • Human Behavior PART 4 HUMAN BEHAVIOR (1) nature vs nurture
  • Human Behavior PART 4 HUMAN BEHAVIOR (1) nature vs nurture
  • Human Behavior (2) the legal system PART 4 HUMAN BEHAVIOR Human Behavior the legal system
  • Human Behavior PART 4 HUMAN BEHAVIOR (2) the legal system ‘ Merva-Fowles Study’ They found that a 1% rise in unemployment:
 1990-1992
 3.4 % increase in violent crimes 2.4 % increase in property crime 6.7% increase in homicides There is no such thing as a “criminal”
  • Human Behavior PART 4 HUMAN BEHAVIOR (2) the legal system "design out" the flaws
  • Human Behavior PART 4 HUMAN BEHAVIOR (2) the legal system
  • PART 4 HUMAN BEHAVIOR Human Behavior (2) the legal system
  • In Conclusion ” the old appeals to racial, sexual and religious chauvinism, to rabid nationalist fervor, are beginning not to work. a new consciousness is developing which sees the earth as a single organism, and recognizes that an organism at war with itself, is doomed. We are one planet.” -Carl Sagan