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The Venus Project offers a comprehensive plan for social reclamation in which human beings, technology and nature will be able to coexist in a long term, sustainable state of dynamic equilibrium.

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The best way to get the Venus Project started is this

We need to buy a huge plot of land somewhere in the middle of planes USA where land is cheap. Maybe a couple thousand acres to start. The first people to live there will basically be living on a homestead. They’ll learn how to grow their own crops and be self sustainable. From their small home you expand out building homes in circular fashion around the center plot. All roadways and pipelines are connected in this circular fashion as to economize space. The next row of buildings will again be in circular fashion at a wider diameter, and always leaving enough space in between so each home can grow its own crops and manage the land.

Initially it’ll be a farming phase, but once we get any surplus we can export crops out of the city to supplement for other amenities. Basic raw materials for building, satellite internet, water treatment plants, waste management, solar and wind energy; all these things start coming in at this point. We’ll need land surveyors, engineers, architects, and some modern machinery (backhoes, cement trucks, etc.)

We continue adding rows of buildings at a wider diameter as the population grows. Remember the point of these city designs is not for centralized planning, but to initiate a city with the most efficient, sustainable growth and living standard based on physical mathematical laws. We can crunch the numbers and arrive at what the best layout is not because I or Fresco say it is, but because thats what the math says.

When possible we backtrack the center buildings with newer materials and the better technologies. Eventually even a magnetic rail system. If the city manages to become self sustainable then we do away with the monetary system. We focus heavily on education at this point, educating the people of this city and of the rest of the world. Anyways theres obviously more, but ill leave it there.

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2023/01/03
05:50 UTC

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Anybody want to join the General Semantics Discord group?

I have a channel in this server for all things related to The Venus Project. Here’s the link:

https://discord.gg/QfQG2ZfDYY

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2023/01/03
01:06 UTC

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TIL about evolution

I’m paraphrasing from Fresco but TIL what evolution really is. We always hear about people coming up with reasons why different species act or look the way they do, specially in nature programs. Rhinos have horns to kill or defend, we cough to get rid of infections etc. These are ridiculous claims made by people who are ready to accept anything. Where is the rabbits horn? What if coughing is to infect other people?

A real example on evolution is this: a long time ago butterflies had random patterns on their wings. The ones that didn’t get eaten by predators where the ones with patterns looking like eyes or something that would scare off the predators. So these continued to survive and after many years you would have many butterflies looking like they had eyes on their wings and not random patterns.

If a fish can change its color for camouflage, its not something he specifically learned to do. The other fish with worse camouflage were eaten so it looks like this fish learned to camouflage, but in reality it just was the one that survived. Or else every other species of fish would learn to camouflage as well..

I’m sorry for my english, but I get so annoyed when I look at nature programs and they come with all these stupid claims about why a specific species “learned” to grow eyes on their wings..

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2022/12/31
11:35 UTC

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Your Expectations May Be What Get You Upset. —Featuring Matthew Kahn and Theofilos Chaldezos

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2022/12/28
11:50 UTC

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Edenia Ep 13: Biodiesel and Glycerin - A successful learning experience

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2022/12/24
18:18 UTC

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Like the AI Fresco said would design our physical space for us, and automate all the labor nobody thought could be automated.

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2022/12/22
23:18 UTC

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For First Time, Researchers Produce More Energy from Fusion Than Was Used to Drive It"

https://www.energy.gov/articles/doe-national-laboratory-makes-history-achieving-fusion-ignition

For First Time, Researchers Produce More Energy from Fusion Than Was Used to Drive It, Promising Further Discovery in Clean Power and Nuclear Weapons Stewardship

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and DOE’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) today announced the achievement of fusion ignition at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)—a major scientific breakthrough decades in the making that will pave the way for advancements in national defense and the future of clean power. On December 5, a team at LLNL’s National Ignition Facility (NIF) conducted the first controlled fusion experiment in history to reach this milestone, also known as scientific energy breakeven, meaning it produced more energy from fusion than the laser energy used to drive it. This historic, first-of-its kind achievement will provide unprecedented capability to support NNSA’s Stockpile Stewardship Program and will provide invaluable insights into the prospects of clean fusion energy, which would be a game-changer for efforts to achieve President Biden’s goal of a net-zero carbon economy.

“This is a landmark achievement for the researchers and staff at the National Ignition Facility who have dedicated their careers to seeing fusion ignition become a reality, and this milestone will undoubtedly spark even more discovery,” said U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm. “The Biden-Harris Administration is committed to supporting our world-class scientists—like the team at NIF—whose work will help us solve humanity’s most complex and pressing problems, like providing clean power to combat climate change and maintaining a nuclear deterrent without nuclear testing.”

“We have had a theoretical understanding of fusion for over a century, but the journey from knowing to doing can be long and arduous. Today’s milestone shows what we can do with perseverance,” said Dr. Arati Prabhakar, the President’s Chief Advisor for Science and Technology and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy...

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2022/12/14
18:11 UTC

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Thiis is a pure gold

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2022/12/12
21:22 UTC

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Capitalism quote

"Only observing humans under Capitalism and concluding it's in our nature to be greedy is the equivalent of only observing us under water and concluding it's in our nature to drown."
Taken from Second Thought YouTube channel

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2022/12/08
06:39 UTC

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Jacque Fresco - Phony Society

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2022/12/05
10:11 UTC

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conventional roadblocks

What are some of the conversational roadblocks you get to when you are discussing the Venus Project and resource-based economy?

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2022/11/28
20:05 UTC

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The Lost Children Of Babylon - The Venus Project (2010)

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2022/11/27
15:44 UTC

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Please join TVP Support's unofficial discord

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2022/11/15
08:45 UTC

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Jacque Fresco - Global Sustainability

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2022/11/06
14:06 UTC

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Industry & Ethics - Public Relations - Profit Business - Honesty - Values - Jacque Fresco

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2022/10/03
11:39 UTC

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We Are All Programmed - S.O.U.L. Listens to Roxanne Meadows, Complete Talk

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2022/09/28
18:07 UTC

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RESOURCE BASED ECONOMY OR BUST/A World Worth Imagining; Jacque Fresco/The Man with the Plan (Sbtls)

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2022/09/23
20:16 UTC

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Capitalism is the Zombie Apocalypse Pt. 1 - S.O.U.L. Listens to Roxanne Meadow @ The Venus Project

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2022/09/16
17:40 UTC

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MagLevs could be a boon in sustainable high speed transit between city systems!

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2022/09/14
19:59 UTC

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What do you love (or hate) about The Venus Project concept?

I'd like to see people actively engage with this conversation so post your opinion and respond to someone else's. Let's see where we stand as group.

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2022/09/12
18:27 UTC

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Jacque Fresco - In Search for the Science of Communication

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2022/09/09
13:17 UTC

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Capitalism is the Zombie Apocalypse Pt. 1 - S.O.U.L. Listens to Roxanne Meadow @ The Venus Project

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2022/09/07
19:04 UTC

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Change Our Programming, Change Everything - S.O.U.L. Listens to Roxanne Meadows, AWWI 3 of 3

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2022/09/03
18:25 UTC

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Interview: Creig Dikerson - A Conversation with Jacque Fresco

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2022/08/30
13:37 UTC

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Jacque Fresco - Story of the Japanese Boy

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2022/08/26
13:22 UTC

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Change Our Programming, Change Everything - S.O.U.L. Listens to Roxanne Meadows, AWWI 2 of 3

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2022/08/26
13:03 UTC

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Technological Unemployment - Job Loss & Society Collapse Inevitable - Jacque Fresco

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2022/08/25
12:13 UTC

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Someone tried to forcibly take over the subreddit.

I've been fighting with people who claim to officially represent TVP for about 2 years now. They wiggled their way onto the moderation team and then through heavy handedness have stifled conversations that are supportive but not directly related to TVP as well as having a really bad habit of using this subreddit as advertising space for the stuff being sold on the TVP website. Two days ago they apparently tried to shut down this subreddit and went as far as to delete subreddit settings and content. Thankfully I caught this and was able to undo most of the damage. As a result of this I have removed and banned one moderator, placed restrictions on another and Re-banned a user who orchestrated this.

To be clear, this subreddit was made by someone who is a supporter of the project but isn't affiliated with the project. I have the same designation. This subreddit is meant to be a place to talk about the project, NOT be a place for TVP to spam us with sales ads for whatever book or video they are tying to sell.

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2022/08/21
04:38 UTC

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