Communism in XXI Century. The Venus Project
Vision of a bright and better future
We propose a fresh, holistic approach — one that is dedicated to human and environmental concerns. It is an attainable vision of a bright and better future, one that is appropriate to the times in which we live, and both practical and feasible for a positive future for all the world's people.
...The Venus Project advocates the transition from a monetary-based society to the eventual realization of a resource-based global economy.
We now have the means to produce goods and services in abundance for everyone.
Simply stated, a resource-based economy utilizes existing resources rather than money and provides an equitable method of distributing these resources in the most efficient manner for the entire population. It is a system in which all goods and services are available without the use of money, credits, barter, or any other form of debt or servitude.
In a resource based economy everyone would live better than the wealthiest of today.
Welcome to 2030
“I own nothing, have no privacy, and
life has never been better.”
Welcome to the year 2030. Welcome to my city — or should I say, "our city". I don't own anything. I don't own a car. I don't own a house. I don't own any appliances or any clothes.
It might seem odd to you, but it makes perfect sense for us in this city. Everything you considered a product, has now become a service. We have access to transportation, accommodation, food and all the things we need in our daily lives. One by one all these things became free, so it ended up not making sense for us to own much.
In our city we don't pay any rent, because someone else is using our free space whenever we do not need it. My living room is used for business meetings when I am not there.
When AI and robots took over so much of our work, we suddenly had time to eat well, sleep well and spend time with other people. …
Once in awhile I get annoyed about the fact that I have no real privacy. No where I can go and not be registered. I know that, somewhere, everything I do, think and dream of is recorded. I just hope that nobody will use it against me.
All in all, it is a good life. Much better than the path we were on, where it became so clear that we could not continue with the same model of growth. …
Author's note: Some people have read this blog as my utopia or dream of the future. It is not. It is a scenario showing where we could be heading - for better and for worse. I wrote this piece to start a discussion about some of the pros and cons of the current technological development. When we are dealing with the future, it is not enough to work with reports. We should start discussions in many new ways. This is the intention with this piece.
“I don't own anything. … I don't own a house. I don't own … any clothes. … ”
“У нее все свое — и белье, и жилье. Ну, а я ангажирую угол у тети. … ”
Welcome to the year 2030. Welcome to my city - or should I say, «our city». I don't own anything. I don't own a car. I don't own a house. I don't own any appliances or any clothes.
У нее все свое — и
белье, и жилье.