Today I picked up one of my favorite books, Island by Aldous Huxley, his radical blueprint for a better world. Because positive visions of the future are scarce and I wonder why so few people really think big.
Futurist Jacque Fresco does and I admire him for that. His Venus Project proposes an alternative vision of what the future 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 inadequacies 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 inherent in today’s world.
The circular city planing reminds me a lot of Auroville.
Today we have access to highly advanced technologies. But our social and economic system has not kept up with our technological capabilities that could easily create a world of abundance, free of servitude and debt.
The Choice is Ours, documentary 2016