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Friday, December 24, 2010

Peter Joseph's Lectures - Where are we Now? and Going?

Stateless Communism and a RBE similarities

I just wish to say Merry Christmas to all my subscribers of my blog, vlog, and website. I wish you a Happy New Year and i will post 1 - 2 more before Zeitgeist Moving Forward comes out.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Monday, November 29, 2010

Jacque Fresco on Investigating Behavior

Originally uploaded on thevenusprojectmedia | October 15, 2010 | Lecture in 5 parts from Oct.12, 2010. Thanks Liam Swords for transcribing this lecture:

Watch all 5 parts here

Richard Trumika on the State of Economy and Politics

Uploaded on TheBigPictureRT | November 29, 2010 |

President of the AFL-CIO, Richard Trumka In "Conversation with Great Minds", Reverend Billy's Church of Stop Shopping show there is life after shopping by performing credit card exorcism on The Big Picture. Food insecurity in the US.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

RT News: Poverty- The American nightmare

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| September 16, 2010

One in seven Americans now live on or below the poverty line, according to figures published by the US Census Bureau. It is the sharpest annual rise for three decades, and analysts predicted next year's figures will be even worse. Rev. Graylan Hagler says that as a Pastor he sees people who have been gainfully employed their whole life and are now suffering due to the slumping economy.

Monday, November 8, 2010

What You've Been Missing - Ep. 1 - Exposing The Noble Lie

I highly recommend that you watch all 10 parts, it is really eye opening and very well done. It's very new, which it came out this Month Nov.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Venus Project Returns on Z-Radio and V-Radio

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Google Cars Drive Themselves, in Traffic

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Anyone driving the twists of Highway 1 between San Francisco and Los Angeles recently may have glimpsed a Toyota Prius with a curious funnel-like cylinder on the roof. Harder to notice was that the person at the wheel was not actually driving.
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The car is a project of Google, which has been working in secret but in plain view on vehicles that can drive themselves, using artificial-intelligence software that can sense anything near the car and mimic the decisions made by a human driver.

With someone behind the wheel to take control if something goes awry and a technician in the passenger seat to monitor the navigation system, seven test cars have driven 1,000 miles without human intervention and more than 140,000 miles with only occasional human control. One even drove itself down Lombard Street in San Francisco, one of the steepest and curviest streets in the nation. The only accident, engineers said, was when one Google car was rear-ended while stopped at a traffic light.

Autonomous cars are years from mass production, but technologists who have long dreamed of them believe that they can transform society as profoundly as the Internet has.

Robot drivers react faster than humans, have 360-degree perception and do not get distracted, sleepy or intoxicated, the engineers argue. They speak in terms of lives saved and injuries avoided — more than 37,000 people died in car accidents in the United States in 2008. The engineers say the technology could double the capacity of roads by allowing cars to drive more safely while closer together. Because the robot cars would eventually be less likely to crash, they could be built lighter, reducing fuel consumption. But of course, to be truly safer, the cars must be far more reliable than, say, today’s personal computers, which crash on occasion and are frequently infected.

The Google research program using artificial intelligence to revolutionize the automobile is proof that the company’s ambitions reach beyond the search engine business. The program is also a departure from the mainstream of innovation in Silicon Valley, which has veered toward social networks and Hollywood-style digital media.

During a half-hour drive beginning on Google’s campus 35 miles south of San Francisco last Wednesday, a Prius equipped with a variety of sensors and following a route programmed into the GPS navigation system nimbly accelerated in the entrance lane and merged into fast-moving traffic on Highway 101, the freeway through Silicon Valley.

It drove at the speed limit, which it knew because the limit for every road is included in its database, and left the freeway several exits later. The device atop the car produced a detailed map of the environment.

The car then drove in city traffic through Mountain View, stopping for lights and stop signs, as well as making announcements like “approaching a crosswalk” (to warn the human at the wheel) or “turn ahead” in a pleasant female voice. This same pleasant voice would, engineers said, alert the driver if a master control system detected anything amiss with the various sensors.

The car can be programmed for different driving personalities — from cautious, in which it is more likely to yield to another car, to aggressive, where it is more likely to go first.

Christopher Urmson, a Carnegie Mellon University robotics scientist, was behind the wheel but not using it. To gain control of the car he has to do one of three things: hit a red button near his right hand, touch the brake or turn the steering wheel. He did so twice, once when a bicyclist ran a red light and again when a car in front stopped and began to back into a parking space. But the car seemed likely to have prevented an accident itself.

When he returned to automated “cruise” mode, the car gave a little “whir” meant to evoke going into warp drive on “Star Trek,” and Dr. Urmson was able to rest his hands by his sides or gesticulate when talking to a passenger in the back seat. He said the cars did attract attention, but people seem to think they are just the next generation of the Street View cars that Google uses to take photographs and collect data for its maps.

The project is the brainchild of Sebastian Thrun, the 43-year-old director of the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, a Google engineer and the co-inventor of the Street View mapping service.

In 2005, he led a team of Stanford students and faculty members in designing the Stanley robot car, winning the second Grand Challenge of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, a $2 million Pentagon prize for driving autonomously over 132 miles in the desert.

Besides the team of 15 engineers working on the current project, Google hired more than a dozen people, each with a spotless driving record, to sit in the driver’s seat, paying $15 an hour or more. Google is using six Priuses and an Audi TT in the project.

The Google researchers said the company did not yet have a clear plan to create a business from the experiments. Dr. Thrun is known as a passionate promoter of the potential to use robotic vehicles to make highways safer and lower the nation’s energy costs. It is a commitment shared by Larry Page, Google’s co-founder, according to several people familiar with the project.

Friday, October 8, 2010

eLegs exoskeleton allows the paralyzed to walk again

For people paralyzed from the waist down, this is a dream come true: a new exoskeleton that will allow them to walk again. That's just what eLEGS promise to do.

Here's what the exoskeleton consists of:

The suit consists of a backpack-mounted controller connected to robotic legs. It is driven by four motors, one for each hip and knee. The ankle joint is controlled with passive springs that keep the foot angled so that it can be placed on the ground, heel to toe, as the leg steps. Sensors in the legs relay position information to the control unit, which determines how to bend the joints and, in turn, walk. Onboard lithium-cobalt batteries allow the suit to be operated without a tether to a power source.

The device is currently being prepped for clinical trials, and they hope to have it out to the people who could really use it as soon as possible. It'll be pretty amazing when we'll have people who were once confined to wheelchairs walking around again.

Find full article at Dvice

Monday, October 4, 2010

Zeitgeist Moving Forward - Official trailer (Extended)

SYNOPSIS: Zeitgeist: Moving Forward, by director Peter Joseph, is a feature length documentary work which will present a case for a needed transition out of the current socioeconomic monetary paradigm which governs the entire world society. This subject matter will transcend the issues of cultural relativism and traditional ideology and move to relate the core, empirical "life ground" attributes of human and social survival, extrapolating those immutable natural laws into a new sustainable social paradigm called a "Resource-Based Economy".

Monday, September 27, 2010

Dr. Michio Kaku: "The World in 2030"

Sorry it's been awhile since i've posted but i believe many people who are following the Venus Project or are within the Zeitgeist Movement would love to listen to this man.

Friday, September 10, 2010

9th Year of those Horrific events, Documentaries to Watch

It's been 9 long years of that terrible attack on our country, do we really know what happened? Do we really know why it had to happen? The Answers might be within these Documentaries. If you have the slightest feeling in your gut that maybe just one thing in the Official story might be a little wrong, then these doc's are for you. You have to watch these with an Open Mind and it won't be easy with these.

I know this is a bit off topic from the Venus Project and a Resource Based Economy but as a Human race we must all have Justice for the Family members of those victims and the Troops who spilled they're blood over the Excuse of this event. The People should demand and deserve the Truth and not be lost in Lies and disinformation.

I myself used to be a huge skeptic about this information, before i really did any research. If you are not prepared to Question the official Story and are not ready to handle these documentaries, then go back to your regular daily routines and believe everything that the Government, FBI and CIA tells you.

World for 9/11 truth

Architects and Engineers for 9/11 truth

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Where does Change begin?

The Root Causes of many of our problems are not what we think they are, They are our own internal Selfesh behavior, that is sick and twisted, and needs lots of Love and healing. The World relies on Money for everyone's lives to move forward, but do we really need Money? Do we really need Banks? No we don't need them, we need a system that is in align with Human need and the well being of our Earth, not on Greed, Corruption, Self Interest, Banking, or Environmental neglect.

Change begins when people begin seeing the Illusion for what it really is.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

TVP - Q&A What is the Four phases of the Venus Project? or Plan?

It is far more efficient to build new cities as self-contained systems from the ground up than to restore and retrofit old ones. New cities can take advantage of the latest technologies and be clean, safe, and desirable places to live. In many instances, a circular arrangement will be utilized.

We need a current survey of all available planetary resources. The first experimental city or planning center will conduct a global survey of arable land, production facilities, transportation, technical personnel, population, and all other necessities required for a sustainable culture. This survey will enable us to determine the parameters for global planning for humanizing social and technological development, based on the carrying capacity of Earth and the needs of its people. This can best be accomplished with a constantly updated, computerized model of our planetary resources.

The function of the first city is to test the validity of design parameters and make necessary changes as needed. It will further this new social direction on many fronts with books, magazines, TV, radio, seminars, theater, and theme parks , as well as designing and experimenting with automated building processes for the next city. Research will also seek the development of clean alternative energy sources, and to overcome shortages through the development of new materials

The new system will provide all the necessities required to support people during the transitional period. To sustain civilization, we must coordinate advanced technology and available resources within a humane global systems approach. For instance, the characteristics of the population in a given area will determine how many hospitals and schools are built and the equipment needed. Some medical systems will be mobile and others will be prefabricated on land and sea.

During the transition, scarcity regions will be provided with heat concentrators for cooking and sterilizing water. Food for those areas can be dehydrated and compressed to save shipping space. The packaging will be biodegradable and may double as non-contaminating fertilizers. Regions without arable land will use hydroponic farms, land-based fish farms, and sea farming. Energy will come from wind, solar, heat concentrators, photovoltaic, wave, biomass, geothermal and other sources.

An interdisciplinary team of qualified personnel, in line with the project's requirements, will work on automated systems to produce and supply goods and services on a massive scale. These can be the armies of the future, a large peaceful mobilization to restore and preserve the earth and its people. This has never been done before and can only be done when money is no obstacle. The question is not do we have the money, but do we have the resources and means to accomplish this new direction.

Phase One
The first phase of The Venus Project's long-term plans is already underway. Jacque Fresco, futurist, inventor, industrial designer, and founder of The Venus Project, and his associate Roxanne Meadows, have constructed a 22-acre research center in Venus, Florida to help present the proposals of The Venus Project. Four DVDs, pamphlets, and the book, The Best That Money Can't Buy: Beyond Politics, Poverty, and War, have been created to help raise awareness about this project and its many proposals. Hundreds of futuristic models, plus many computer animations and renderings, have been completed to help visualize this attainable future.

A major documentary on the life and work of Jacque Fresco is available completed by William Gazecki, an Academy Award nominated and Emmy winning documentary filmmaker.

Also the film Zeitgeist Addendum about the aims and directions of The Venus project can be viewed at

Phase Two
Phase Two includes the production of a full-length feature film depicting how a world embracing the proposals advanced by The Venus Project would work. This film would provide a positive vision of a peaceful society in which all human beings form a global family on planet Earth. A civilization where all people engage in the pursuit of a better understanding of the world they share. This film has been designed to be an entertaining and educational experience for both adults and children. It also provides a methodology for bridging differences between nations.

Phase Three
To test its designs and proposals, The Venus Project is working toward putting its ideals into practice with the construction of an experimental research city. Blueprints for most of the initial technologies and buildings have begun. Fund-raising efforts are currently under way to help support the construction of this first experimental city. This new experimental research city would be devoted to working toward the aims and goals of The Venus Project which are:

1. Recognizing the world's resources as the common heritage of all Earth's people.

2. Transcending the artificial boundaries that separate people.

3. Evolving from money-based, nationalistic economies to a resource-based world economy.

4. Assisting in stabilizing the world's population through education and voluntary birth control in order to conform to the carrying capacity of Earth's resources.

5. Reclaiming and restoring the natural environment to the best of our ability.

6. Redesigning our cities, transportation systems, agricultural industries, and industrial plants so that they are energy efficient, clean, and able to conveniently serve the needs of all people.

7. Sharing and applying new technologies for the benefit of all nations.

8. Developing and using clean and renewable energy sources.

9. Manufacturing the highest quality products for the benefit of the world's people.

10. Requiring environmental impact studies prior to construction of any mega projects.

11. Encouraging the widest range of creativity and incentive toward constructive endeavor.

12. Outgrowing nationalism, bigotry, and prejudice through education.

13. Outgrowing any type of elitism, technical or otherwise.

14. Arriving at methodologies through careful research, rather than from mere opinions.

15. Enhancing communication in schools so that our language corresponds to the actual physical nature of the world.

16. Providing not only the necessities of life, but also offering challenges that stimulate the mind while emphasizing individuality over uniformity.

17. Finally, preparing people intellectually and emotionally for the changes and challenges that lie ahead.

Phase Four
After the experimental research city is built, a theme park is planned that will entertain and inform visitors about humane and environmentally friendly life-styles. It will feature intelligently designed cities; houses, high-efficiency, non-polluting transportation systems; advanced computer technology; and many other innovations that can add value to the lives of all people - in the shortest possible time.

We are quite aware that no one can actually predict the future. We can only extrapolate from present information and trends. Population growth, technological change, worldwide environmental conditions, and available resources are the primary data required for future projections.

There is no single philosophy or religious, political, scientific, or ideological point of view that someone would not take issue with. We feel certain, however, that the only aspects of The Venus Project that may appear threatening are those that we impose upon ourselves.

The Venus Project is neither Utopian nor Orwellian, nor does it reflect the dreams of impractical idealists. Instead, it presents attainable goals requiring only the intelligent application of what we already know.

We encourage you to become informed about our proposals in this project through our books, videos and seminars. If you identify with this direction, we encourage you to join with us and work toward its realization.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

TVP - Q&A Who makes the decisions in a resource based economy?

No one does. The process of arriving at decisions in this economy would not be based upon the opinions of politicians, corporate, or national interests but rather all decisions would be arrived at based upon the introduction of newer technologies and Earth's carrying capacity. Computers could provide this information with electronic sensors throughout the entire industrial, physical complex to arrive at more appropriate decisions.

Friday, August 6, 2010

TVP - Q&A In your opinion, when will such towns be constructed?

No government has ever advocated social change. The established order tends to perpetuate itself. Unfortunately it may take an economic breakdown and people becoming disillusioned with their leaders to have them seek an alternative social direction. But if the direction of The Venus Project is not widely known, we will surely continue with our destructive policies. When these social methods will be employed we can not say. It is not up to us but up to depends on what we all do to bring it about.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

The Digital Generation

Today's world is different for our children. The technologies we take for granted or simply don't understand have become a part of our children's identities. This digital bombardment is shaping who they are and who they will become. We must realize they live in a different world, and speak a different language.

This book and its subsequent DVD explore the characteristics of the new digital generation, and how education can be modified to enhance their learning experiences while supporting both traditional literacy and essential new 21st Century Fluencies. You'll see how the digital generation thinks, learns, views the world and interacts as we follow them through this vast digital landscape. If we want to take part in nurturing those who will be the architects of our future it's up to us to learn their language and step into their world, so that we may truly understand the digital generation.

This book and DVD are both part of the 21st Century Fluency Series, providing a wealth of resources to educators aimed at making learning relevant in our technological age.

This guy is right along what most of us have been talking about within the Zeitgeist Movement and right along with Jacque Fresco on Education, Technology and Science.

If you want to listen to him on Coast to Coast am Radio, Please let me know i will share the audio clips with you.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

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TVP - Q&A What are the first steps taken toward living within global resource based economy?

After agreement is attained by nations to move toward unification and sharing of the earth’s resources, a global survey of available resources, technical personnel, production plants, arable land etc. has to be done to provide us with sufficient information in order to ascertain the parameters of social design. During the initial phase the cybernated system being developed will serve as a data bank to tell us what is available. This will enable us to proceed with the design. The major initial task will be to provide food, water, shelter, medical care and clean sources of energy.

During the transition, scarcity regions will be provided with heat concentrators for cooking and sterilizing water. Food for those areas can be dehydrated and compressed to save shipping space. We would supply many food products that consist of high protein, also containing most of the necessary nutrients to sustain those in the underdeveloped regions. The packaging will be biodegradable and may double as non-contaminating fertilizers. Regions without arable land will use hydroponic farms, land-based fish farms, and sea farming.

Most of the world’s universities will partake in the basic designs of cities, production facilities, transportation of goods and services. The basic design parameters are the aims and end goals of The Venus Project. Some of these may be the efficient, economic and safe utilization of resource for the benefit of people and the environment while considering the recycling of materials. The units of construction would be easily assembled and disassembled by prefabrication, automation and shape memory materials.

Clean sources of energy will be a priority in all of the infrastructure. Energy will come from wind, solar, heat concentrators, photovoltaic, wave, biomass, geothermal and other sources.

Although many ideas will be submitted, the methods of selecting will be based upon energy determinants or the required energy to produce a given product. There will be many materials that will not be readily available. The research departments throughout the world will be assigned the tasks of developing alternative systems and materials to overcome shortages. One must remember that the research and development does not depend on funding and resources will be assigned where most needed so development will be tremendously accelerated.

Along with these developments we need emergency contingency departments that can act immediately in the event of any unforeseen events.

The function and use of computers will be to provide information on what is available during the transition from a monetary to a resource based economy. While the needs mentioned above will be initiated the automated systems will be in development to help eliminate shortages.

All media will be used to expose people to this new emergent direction.

The new system will provide all the necessities required to support people during the transitional period. People will be working in all areas to help eliminate scarcity. To sustain civilization, we must coordinate advanced technology and available resources within a humane global systems approach. For instance, the characteristics of the population in a given area will determine how many hospitals and schools are built and the equipment needed. Some medical systems will be mobile and others will be prefabricated on land and sea.

An interdisciplinary team of qualified personnel, in line with the project’s requirements, will work on automated systems to produce and supply goods and services on a massive scale. These can be the armies of the future, a large peaceful mobilization to restore and preserve the earth and its people. This has never been done before and can only be done when money is no obstacle. The question is not do we have the money, but do we have the resources and means to accomplish this new direction.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

What is the single most important aspect of this project?

The single most important aspect of the project is the social direction of all nations working together on the restoration of the environment in a resource-based economy. The aim is the common heritage of all Earth's resources by all of the world's people. This we see as the only process to end the present cycle of events of war, poverty, hunger, political corruption, and environmental degradation. The technology that we present can make it possible for the global population to obtain a very high standard of living; one higher than ever imagined possible.

We could eventually surpass the artificial boundaries that divide people. If you fail to grasp the significance consider this: in the United States when the states joined together the militias disappeared at the borders and Americans were free of territorial disputes. This same process can be applied globally where all science and technology are utilized for the benefit of all of Earth's inhabitants.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

TVP - Q&A What types of pressures would be alleviated in The Venus Project’s designs?

The greatest lesson we might learn could be that human beings free of debt, insecurity, and fear become much more amiable. No one will be out to sell anyone anything or to deprive another of possessions or money. In a resource-based economy, the basis for unhealthy human aggression will be outgrown. People will no longer be burdened by the nagging concerns that consume so much of our attention, such as mortgages, health care costs, fire insurance, economic recession, the loss of jobs, depression, and taxes. With the elimination of these burdens and the removal of the conditions that create feelings of envy, greed, and competition, our lives would be far more meaningful. For the first time we may begin to know what it means to be human.

As we enhance the lives of others, protect our environment, and work toward abundance, all our lives can become richer and more secure. If these values were put into practice, it would enable all of us to achieve a much higher standard of living within a relatively short period of time; a standard of living that would be continuously improved.

People would be free to pursue whatever constructive endeavor they chose without the economic pressures, restraints, and taxation that are inherent in the monetary system. By constructive endeavor, we mean anything that enhances the lives of the individual and others. When education and resources are available to all without a price tag, there will be no limit to human potential. With these major alterations, people would eventually live longer, more meaningful and healthier lives. The measure of success would be the fulfillment of one's individual pursuits rather than the acquisition of wealth, property, and power.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Nano Garden lets you grow vegetables right in your kitchen

Growing your own vegetables is fun, healthy and saves money at the grocery store. The problem is, you need a garden, which makes it tough to do if you live in an apartment.

With Hyundai's Kitchen Nano Garden, even people without outdoor spaces can grow their own veggies. The Nano Garden is like a fridge that is designed to grow food rather than to keep it cold. It uses hydroponics and controllable light, water and nutrient supplies to make tending to your indoor garden as simple and possible.

There's no word on when this thing will hit stores, but it seems like a great addition to any kitchen that has the space for it.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

TVP - Q&A Will the Regional Differences Still have the Greatest influences in the future as they are today?

Our problems today are enormous and global in their scope and impact. They cannot be solved by any one nation. The concept of common good is global in nature, but local in implementation.

We must start with what we have in common. All social systems, regardless of political philosophy, religious beliefs, or social customs, ultimately depend upon natural resources like clean air and water, arable land, and the technology and personnel to maintain a high standard of living. This can be accomplished through the intelligent and humane application of science and technology using a global systems approach. When money and self interests are outgrown, interaction between nations won’t be based on self interest, but on mutual interest. This approach will help eliminate artificial boundaries that separate people.

The Venus Project-Scarcity, Justice, Transition, Resource Based Economy

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

TVP - Q&A Won't there be any kind of resistance from the Rich and Powerful?

What you had to say about the rich and powerful being resistant to such a society in many cases is true, however if they keep using automation in their industries, as they have to in order to compete, millions of people will be replaced by machines. This includes not only the assembly line workers but also doctors, engineers, architects and the like. As they lose their purchasing power, the very industries that depend on them can no longer function. This will bring an end to the old outworn monetary system. It is not a question of them giving up their industries; it is that their greed will eventually render them obsolete.

Only when science and technology are used with human concern in a world in which all of the earth’s resources are held as the common heritage of all of the earth’s people can we truly say that there is intelligent life on earth.

Forget Originality: All Ideas Are Remixes - Faris Yakob

Friday, June 18, 2010

The Venus Project World tour in Brisbane Australia Lecture

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Do you Feel an Economic Collapse would help us escape a Monetary System?

No government in history has ever planned ahead and directed society into the next phase of social evolution. Established orders want to perpetuate themselves. Unfortunately, it may take an economic breakdown and people becoming disillusioned with their leaders before they will seek an alternative social direction. Social change was always brought about by economic collapse, corruption in government, abuse of the population, etc. Governments are generally comprised of businessmen, lawyers, and other self-appointed individuals with personal and corporate interest rather than upgrading society as a whole.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Great idea: Boots that use body heat to charge your phone

Here's a weird concept from an even weirder source: a pair of heat-to-energy cellphone charging boots from European telecom giant Orange. Called "Orange Power Wellies" after the popular rain boot, the kicks use power-generating soles that charge a phone faster the more active the wearer gets.

The boots' power-collecting abilities rely on what's known as the "Seebeck Effect," which involves electricity created from temperature differences. So, in this case the heat from one's foot would contrast with the cold of the ground, and the power-generating sole would convert and collect the resulting energy.

The design is part of an annual effort by Orange to think of new green ways to charge cellphones during the U.K.'s Glastonbury Festival, which is kind of like a Woodstock for music and the arts.

We love concepts like this as much as the next website, but if Orange really wanted to make an impact they'd actually start mass producing these things. These wellies will probably never see the light of day, though strapping your phone to your rain boots doesn't seem like such a great idea, besides.

Via Gizmag

Public outlets for every electric vehicle? It could happen

California startup Coulomb Technologies is looking to pepper the country with thousands of public power stations for electric vehicles to juice up at. Does it feel too early for the all-electric future? Maybe, but apparently sales are picking up — 19,000 people have already preordered Nissan's Leaf.

To help encourage people to get behind the wheel of an electric vehicle, Coulomb wants to install 1,000 terminals across nine American cities as part of its ChargePoint America program. An additional 3,600 will follow and be in place by late 2011.

The one big thing that electric vehicles don't have right now that gas guzzlers do is infrastructure. If you're running out of gas, you can just pull into a station. Running out of charge on your car's electric battery, though, would you know what to do? In the future — the very near future, if Coulomb keeps going and electric vehicles sales take off — you could simply find a place to plug your car into the grid.

That really seems to be the missing piece here. If an electric vehicle was as easy to use as ye olde combustion cars, then why not go with them?

Via PhysOrg

Friday, June 4, 2010

TVP - Q&A What are some of the detrimental effects of The Monetary System?

There are many disadvantages to using this old method of exchange for goods and services. We will consider just a few here and let you add to this list on your own.

1. Money is just an interference between what one needs and what one is able to get. It is not money that people need, it is access to resources.

2. The use of money results in social stratification and elitism based primarily on economic disparity.

3. People are not equal without equal purchasing power.

4. Most people are slaves to jobs they do not like because they need the money.

5. There is tremendous corruption, greed, crime, embezzlement, and more caused by the need for money.

6. Most laws are enacted for the benefit of corporations, which have enough money to lobby, bribe, or persuade government officials to make laws that serve their interests.

7. Those who control purchasing power have greater influence.

8. Money is used to control the behavior of those with limited purchasing power.

9. Goods such as foods are sometimes destroyed to keep prices up; when things are scarce prices increase.

10. There is tremendous waste of material and strain on available resources from superficial design changes for the newest and latest fads each year in order to create continuous markets for manufacturers.

11. There is tremendous environmental degradation due to the high cost of better methods of waste disposal.

12. The Earth is being plundered for profit.

13. The benefits of technology are only distributed to those with sufficient purchasing power.

14. Most important, when the corporation’s bottom line is profit, decisions in all areas are made not for the benefit of people and the environment, but primarily for the acquisition of wealth, property, and power.

TVP - Q&A's What are your views regarding money?

If all the money in the world were destroyed, as long as we have sufficient arable land, the factories, the necessary resources, and technical personnel, we could build anything and even supply an abundance. During the Depression, there were vacuum cleaners in store windows and automobiles in car lots. The Earth was still the same place. There was just no money in people's wallets and very little purchasing power. At the beginning of World War II, the U.S. had about 600 first-class fighting aircraft. We rapidly overcame this short-supply by turning out over 90,000 planes per year. The question at the start of World War II was: Do we have enough funds to produce the required implements of war? The answer was No, we did not have enough money or gold, but we did have more than enough resources. It was the available resources and technical personnel that enabled the U.S. to achieve the production and efficiency required to win the war.

It appears that the real wealth of any nation is in its natural resources and its people who are working toward a more humane life-style through the elimination of scarcity. All social systems, regardless of their political philosophy, religious beliefs, or social mores, ultimately depend upon natural resources -- i.e. clean air and water and arable land area -- and the industrial equipment and technical personnel for a high standard of living. The money- based system was designed hundreds of years ago and was hardly appropriate for that time. We still utilize this same outmoded system, which is probably responsible for most of today's problems. I have no doubt that even the wealthiest person today would be far better off in the high-energy society that The Venus Project proposes.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

TVP - Q&A - Isn’t it just decent people that we need in government?

It is not enough to criticize, point out the shortcomings of society, or advocate that people of high moral character be elected into office; this would do little to advance civilization. What is needed is the intelligent management of the earth´s resources, and a comprehensive and workable arrangement of environmental and social affairs that are in strict accord with existing resources and the carrying capacity of our planet. Even with the election of men and women of impeccable character into government, without available resources and advanced technology, war, poverty, and corruption will prevail no matter how many new laws are passed or treaties signed. It is not democracy that elevated our standard of living, it is our resources, water, arable land, and new technology. Rhetoric and paper proclamations are irrelevant in the management of human and social affairs.

Solar-powered rooftop garden to yield 40 tons of produce

Solar-powered rooftop garden to yield 40 tons of produce

Community gardens have been scattered around cities for centuries, but Gotham Greens is taking the concept, literally, to a higher place. They're building a 16,000 sq. foot hydroponic garden on a rooftop in Brooklyn, NY, scheduled to open this spring.

The urban garden uses solar energy to power the equipment and water collected from rooftop cisterns to feed the plants. Beneficial insects protect the plants instead of pesticides. The company is estimating a yield of 40 tons of produce. Most of it is headed, by bicycle or green vehicles, to Whole Foods grocery stores, but some will go to local restaurants and farmers markets.

There have been many conceptual farms proposed to use space in a new way, but why not use the rooftops of buildings that already exist?

Via FastCompany

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Sunday, May 16, 2010

TVP - Q&A - Why do you feel that an approach as revolutionary as The Venus Project is necessary?

Our current system is not capable of providing a high standard of living for everyone, nor can it ensure the protection of the environment because the major motive is profit. Businesses aren't entirely to blame; they are forced to operate this way in order to retain the competitive edge. Additionally, with the advent of automation, cybernation, and artificial intelligence, there will be an ever-increasing replacement of people by automated systems. As a result, fewer people will be able to purchase goods and services even though our capability to produce an abundance will continue to exist. This is well-documented in Jeremy Rifkin's book The End of Work: The Decline of the Global Labor Force and the Dawn of the Post-market Era (Putnam, 1995). The Venus Project offers a fresh approach that reverses the negative aspects experienced in our current applications of automation and artificial intelligence. This project eliminates the disastrous consequences that such approaches can have on our society, i.e. the displacement of millions of workers, skilled and unskilled alike.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

TVP - Q&A - What is a Resource Based Economy?

To transcend these limitations, The Venus Project proposes we work toward a worldwide, resource-based economy, in which the planetary resources are held as the common heritage of all the earth's inhabitants. The current practice of rationing resources through monetary methods is irrelevant, counter-productive, and falls far short of meeting humanity’s needs.

Simply stated, a resource-based economy utilizes existing resources - rather than money - to provide an equitable method of distribution in the most humane and efficient manner. It is a system in which all goods and services are available to everyone without the use of money, credits, barter, or any other form of debt or servitude.

To better understand a resource-based economy, consider this. If all the money in the world disappeared overnight, as long as topsoil, factories, personnel and other resources were left intact, we could build anything we needed to fulfill most human needs. It is not money that people require, but rather free access to most of their needs without worrying about financial security or having to appeal to a government bureaucracy. In a resource-based economy of abundance, money will become irrelevant.

We have arrived at a time when new innovations in science and technology can easily provide abundance to all of the world’s people. It is no longer necessary to perpetuate the conscious withdrawal of efficiency by planned obsolescence, perpetuated by our old and outworn profit system. If we are genuinely concerned about the environment and our fellow human beings, if we really want to end territorial disputes, war, crime, poverty and hunger, we must consciously reconsider the social processes that led us to a world where these factors are common. Like it or not, it is our social processes – political practices, belief systems, profit-based economy, our culture-driven behavioral norms – that lead to and support hunger, war, disease and environmental damage.

The aim of this new social design is to encourage an incentive system no longer directed toward the shallow and self-centered goals of wealth, property, and power. These new incentives would encourage people toward self-fulfillment and creativity, both materially and spiritually.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

TVP - Q&A - What is the Venus Project?

Very briefly, The Venus Project is an organization that proposes a feasible plan of action for social change; one that works toward a peaceful and sustainable global civilization. It outlines an alternative to strive toward where human rights are not only paper proclamations but also a way of life.

The Venus Project presents a vision not of what the future will be, but what it can be if we apply what we already know in order to achieve a sustainable new world civilization. It calls for a straightforward redesign of our culture in which the age-old problems of war, poverty, hunger, debt, and unnecessary human suffering are viewed not only as avoidable, but as totally unacceptable. Anything less will result in a continuation of the same catalog of problems found in today’s world.

The Venus Project presents an alternative vision for a sustainable world civilization unlike any political, economic or social system that has gone before. It envisions a time in the near future when money, politics, self and national-interest have been phased out. Although this vision may seem idealistic, it is based upon years of study and experimental research. It spans the gambit from education, transportation, clean sources of energy to total city systems.

Many people believe what is needed is a higher sense of ethical standards and the enactment of international laws and treaties to assure a sustainable global society. Even if the most ethical people in the world were elected to political office, without sufficient resources we would still have many of the same problems we have today. As long as a few nations control most of the world’s resources and profit is the bottom line, the same cycle of events will prevail.

As global challenges and scientific information proliferate, nations and people face common threats that transcend national boundaries. Overpopulation, energy shortages, global warming, environmental pollution, water scarcity, economic catastrophe, the spread of uncontrollable disease, and the technological displacement of people by machines threaten each of us. Although many people are dedicated to alleviating those conditions, our social and environmental problems will remain insurmountable as long as a few powerful nations and financial interests maintain control of and consume most of the world’s resources and the monetary system prevails.

If we really wish to put an end to our ongoing international and social problems, we must declare Earth and all of its resources the common heritage of all of the world’s people.

Earth is abundant and has plentiful resources. Our practice of rationing resources through monetary control is no longer relevant and is counter-productive to our survival. Today we have highly advanced technologies, but our social and economic system has not kept up with our technological capabilities. We could easily create a world of abundance for all, free of servitude and debt based on the carrying capacity of the earth´s resources. With the intelligent and humane application of science and technology, the people of the earth can guide and shape the future together while protecting the environment. We don’t have enough money to accomplish these ends but we do have more than enough resources. This is why we advocate a Resource-Based Economy.

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

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The last water bottle you'll ever buy

Look out water sellers, this bottle might be so cool, it will put you out of business. A company called Half a Teaspoon plans to ship this 321 Water bottle in June if 10,000 people pre-order one. You pour in tap water, push down on its self-filtering plunger and poof! You've squeezed out all those poisonous toxins interlaced with your H2O.

Even if your water isn't tainted with toxins, this $44.60 bottle's 100-use carbon block filters ($12.50 for a 3-pack) might make it taste better by removing the chlorine. If nothing else, at least it could get you to stop throwing away all those plastic water bottles, destined to fill up the city dump with plastic that takes hundreds of thousands of years to degrade.

Got this from Dvice

Monday, April 19, 2010

What exactly do we really want?

is it fair to people to carry weapons around for protection of Safety, or is it Fear of losing your weapon of protection? Is it about the Government taking over the land, your home, your food, your property? These questions is only you can answer, but why is it that people in Power like to create disillusion and fear into people?, why is it that Corrupted government want to control everything? Because they are psychotic and mentally disabled like alot of us are, except they are more severe than we are.

When we rely on killing as the last mean of defense or to protect from a radical corrupted government, what's the price of one person to another? Are we really that fearful that a Government will take over our lives?

If the Corrupted government wants to control people's rights, take people's guns away or send threats to families and so forth, they can do that. Nothing is stopping them except the fact they don't care that you carry your guns on you. The only thing a Governemnt cares about is how to manipulate the Economic system so Big Banks and Corporations can run the world.

The U.s. Constitution is a peice of paper that alot of people like to stand behind to believe and follow everything on it, but when the Great majority of businesses, Corpoations, Banks and Politicians believe that they can be above some paper proclamations and create a world full of chaos, confusion and to create more profits for themselves, then they are only creating more of a destructive path for they're own Lives. The Govenrment doesn't want people's Guns, they want your MONEY! and it's been that way for awhile, so they can pay for black projects, military occupations, and Bonus checks to Big banks and Corporations, like GM and Ford.

A monetary system is so corrupted and so incredibly insane that we as a human race agree upon this Collective Agreemant to play by the game, and follow all the rules. Why? Because we don't know any other way. We believe if we just End the FED and End manipulation of the money supply will fix all of our problems. They will not work, because if we over throw one Controlling global Elite class, another one will follow in they're place all because of the money system that we all love to play will still be in place.

We Take life so seriously, and not understand that we need to Cooperate on a Global Scale not on a country wide scale. We need a new Direction to find our Freedoms and stop this game of control and manipulation which the tool is Money. We must get rid of the Monetary system all together and learn how to use technology and resources to share amongst a community and the world. This way we don't have to be so much in Fear of losing something when we never had it in the first place.

Ever since we were Born we were given a Blanket as a baby, we didn't bring out a $20 bill to pay for it, we didn't bring out a pistol and threaten the nurse to give you a Blanket. The Blanket was there and available for you. Normally Hospitals are never short on Blankets because they know they need enough for all the babies being born. So what does this have to do with your freedoms? We can continue to upgrade our lives on a continuous basis and live 1000 times more than Bill Gates, or we can continue to suffer, in Fear of protecting our valuable possesions, beer, money, tools, land, and weapons. When all we really need is FREEDOM from all the Laws, Restricitions and Scarcity of resources.

WE need the freedom to explore our selves and the world aorund us, not to rely on our Guns, paper proclamations, or our Monetary system to protect us.

We are all people here, we breate the same air, we eat the same foods, we all walk on two legs (unless you don't have legs), we all have families somewhere in the world, we all have a nose, mouth, ears, and eyes. We all just want peace, love, happiness and more importantly of all we All want Freedom from our Constructed limited Reality.