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Presentación de 7 minutos sobre las ciudades circulares y una economía de administración de recursos.
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Extractos de la entrevista de 1974 a Jacque Fresco, por Larry King.
Two hours into Z-Day, the educational forum associated with the online movie “Zeitgeist,” Peter Joseph, the film’s director and the evening’s M.C., stepped out from behind his lectern and walked forward earnestly on the stage.
Extracto del documento en pdf, ”Designing the Future”, disponible en la página www.thezeitgeistmovement.com Páginas 62 y 63. Ideas de The Venus Project y Jacque Fresco. (En inglés).
Laws, at best, are attempts to control a population, and work only sporadically with great expense and hardship. Other common behavior-control methods are patriotism, religion, propaganda, and nationalism. All man made laws are developed to preserve the established order. But laws never get to the root of problems, and they are continuously violated — even bythose who make them. When laws do not correspond to the nature of the physical environment, they will be violated. With so much economic deprivation and insecurity, even in the most affluent nations, no matter how many laws are enacted the same problems persist. In actuality, it is how the society is structured that is at fault.
Let’s examine these concepts further. The need for laws is a result of a society being scarcity-oriented. If a resource is abundant no one monitors it. When the necessities of life are abundant, monitoring is unnecessary.
In a resource-based economy social responsibility is not instilled by force, intimidation, or promises of heaven or threats of hell. Protection of the natural environment is not a matter of fines or penalties. Safeguards against abuse are designed into the environment. A simple example of this may be seen in the design of the cities where people have free access to resources without a price. This eliminates theft. Such measures are not a matter of passing and enforcing laws to prevent and punish abuse. Rather, they are a means for designing the flaws out of the social design, thus eliminating the need for many laws.
To eliminate traffic accidents a culture relying on the scientific method would not pass a law limiting speed to 55 mph. They would redesign the transportation systems so that accidents do not occur by using automated trains, monorails, transveyors (horizontal, vertical and radial transveyors), and individual units that have many sensors to diminish the possibilities of accidents.
A society with human concern “designs out” the need for laws and proclamations by making all things available to all people, regardless of race, color, or religious belief. When governments make laws, people are led to believe that these laws are made to protect people’s lives. In truth, laws are byproducts of insufficiency.
If we try to control human behavior by enacting laws or signing treaties without changing the physical conditions responsible for aberrant behavior, we are putting a Band-Aid on the issue. Instead of depending on a failed system of punishment or incarceration after the damage has been done, we should shift our attention to the inadequacies of society. These are things like poverty, malnutrition, homelessness, poor role models, a failed education, children lacking direction or interests, violence in the media, stresses in family life, and no positive vision for society to work toward.
A resource-based world economy brings about vast changes in human and interpersonal relations without the necessity of laws. It does this by introducing a set of values relevant to the needs of all people. It views all of the world’s resources and technical information as the common heritage of all people. This is the unifying imperative. If accepted universally, the world will witness an end to the need for armaments, war, drugs, greed, and the other problems brought about by the endless pursuit of money and power.
Society has to understand that all of nature is subservient to natural law. Natural law cannot be violated without serious consequences to the individual or to society. Natural law dominates all living systems. For instance, without water, sun, or nutrients, plants and animals can not survive. Natural law is inviolable. A person who does not receive proper nutrition will not enjoy physical well-being and will soon become ill and die.