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A Resource-Based Economy

December 16, 2010 5 comments

A Resource-Based Economy – Jacque Fresco’s idea of a system where all goods and services are available without money, credits, barter or any other form of debt or servitude – is a paradigm shattering concept. The idea changes the focus of how society works on a fundamental level, causing a ripple of profound implications to permeate all of society. For many, removing the corruption of the monetary system is a logical step, which will manifest our innermost hopes and dreams, revealing a beautiful ideal world. Yet, much of the vision of a Resource-Based Economy is in the future. Obviously, the implications of adopting a new society mechanism will take some time to propagate. However, the underlying aspects of these thought processes are very much relevant to the present. The idea of a Resource-Based Economy is based on logic and grounds itself in reality. Looking to the essence of a problem, the simplest and most effective solution is arrived at. This is not some futuristic goal. It is simply a way of looking at problems from a reality-based perspective. A Resource-Based Economy is simply an extrapolation of solutions arrived at by thinking in this way. We can all do this now, today. Using the scientific method and in accordance with nature, we can develop solutions to our problems that will exhibit efficiency and thoughtfulness. Working with reality is a lot simpler and more effective than working within the constraints of an illusion such as symbolic resources or falsely perpetuated scarcity. In doing so, we reach many incredible conclusions.

Jacque Fresco’s designs are the result of looking at a problem from outside the efficiency-crippling, profit-obsessed, people-manipulating, environment-disregarding corruption of the monetary system. Efficiency, simplification, and thoughtfulness are natural by-products of this way of thinking, which result in further benefits such as innovation, kindness, and peace.

So you see, a Resource-Based Economy is not some far off, futuristic notion. It is a fundamental shift of our focus that results in profound benefits. The amazing visuals of the technological wonders of the Venus Project, and the dream of a world without corruption and pain, are what the Venus Project can be.

However, we can individually achieve the ideals of a Resource-Based Economy today, without wondering how to achieve the incredible world that Jacque has already portrayed for us. All we need to do is become our own proliferation of rationality – crafting simplicity, efficiency, and kindness.

Stuart Dobson