The Choice is Ours (2016) Official Full Version

Reproduction, l'alimentation, le traitement, l'apparence Intro: 0:00 Part 1 6:16 Part 2 23:28 Part 3 47:03 Part 4 1:19:09 Produced/Directed by Roxanne Meadows and Joel Holt Script by Roxanne Meadows Editor Joel Holt, assisted by Roxanne Meadows & Nathanael Dinwiddie Original Score by Kat Epple This film series explores many aspects of our society. To rethink what is possible in our world, we need to consider what kind of world we want to live in. Although we refer to it as a civilization, it is anything but civilized. Visions of global unity & fellowship have long inspired humanity, yet the social arrangements up to the present have largely failed to produce a peaceful and productive world. While we appear to be technically advanced, our values and behaviors are not. The possibility of an optimistic future is in stark contrast to our current social, economic, and environmental dilemmas. The Choice Is Ours includes interviews with notable scientists, media professionals, authors, and other thinkers exploring the difficulties we face. Part I provides an introduction and overview of cultural & environmental conditions that are untenable for a sustainable world civilization. It explores the determinants of behavior to dispel the myth of “human nature” while demonstrating how environment shapes behavior. The science of behavior is an important - yet largely missing - ingredient in our culture. Part II questions the values, behaviors, and consequences of our social structures, and illustrates how our global monetary system is obsolete and increasingly insufficient to meet the needs of most people. Critical consideration of the banking, media, and criminal justice systems reveals these institutions for what they really are: tools of social control managed by the established political and economic elite. If we stay the present course, the familiar cycles of crime, economic booms & busts, war, and further environmental destruction are inevitable. Part III explains the methods and potential of science. It proposes solutions that we can apply at present to eliminate the use of non-renewable sources of energy. It depicts the vision of The Venus Project to build an entirely new world from the ground up, a “redesign of the culture”, where all enjoy a high standard of living, free of servitude and debt, while also protecting the environment. Part IV explains how it is not just architecture and a social structure that is in desperate need of change, but our values which have been handed down from centuries ago. They too need to be updated to our technological age, which has the potential to eliminate our scarcity-driven societies of today. Our problems are mostly of our own making, but we can still turn things around before the point of no return. It’s not too late for an optimistic outlook on the fantastic possibilities that lie before us. Jacque Fresco-Futurist, Industrial Designer, Social Engineer, Founder of The Venus Project Jeffrey A. Hoffman Ph.D. - Prof. Aeronautics & Astronautics MIT, Former NASA Astronaut Henry Schlinger, Ph.D., BCBA-D - Prof. Psychology CAL State University Abby Martin - Journalist & Host "The Empire Files" Karen Hudes - Economist, Lawyer, World Bank Whistleblower Erin Ade - Reporter & Host "Boom Bust" – RT Paul Wright - Founder & Director of Human Rights Defense Center, Editor of Prison Legal News, Author Dylan Ratigan - Author & TV Host "The Dylan Ratigan Show" Mark Jacobson, Ph.D. - Prof. Civil & Env. Engineering, Stanford University. Erik Brynjolfsson, Ph.D. - Prof. of Management-MIT Sloan School of Management, Dir. MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, Author Lawrence M. Krauss, Ph.D. - Foundation Prof. School of Earth and Space Exploration, and director of Origins Project, Arizona State University. Author "A Universe from Nothing". Paul G. Hewitt - Author "Conceptual Physics" Roxanne Meadows - Co-Founder The Venus Project *special thanks also to Alexander "Obraz" who created the many 2d motion depictions (plus the sound fx!) of concepts such as the "hamburgers and fried chicken" segment and many others which are Alexander's inimitable work style and attention to details where we needed very specific illustrations of key points. The 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. Learn more at Support/donate to the project: Become a volunteer:


  1. Its a fat lazy future, for most, ho hum hm........
  2. While i like many Ideas and view-points shown in this video, i need to say that there are also many many mistakes and or missinformations here.
    "There are enough ressources, but not enough money." for instance. What? at the moment, there is 5 times more money in this world than the (money-) worth of the whole planet, including the ressources.
    "Printing of dollars is the problem" No. Bookmoney is. There is not enough paper in the world to print it. Money comes to existance, when some numbers in a computer are changed. There is literally unlimted money, if we so want. But in our sick system money equals dept, so more money actually hinders us to get things done (and herein lies the whole money-problem)!
    "Logic and science is the same worldwide" Seriously? Never heard of linguistic relativity? There is a reason, why chinese and western medicine is so incredible different. Language and culture determine thinking. Including mathematics.
    "We have to apply the science of behaviour like every other science." Well first of all we have to agree, if psychology (as the science of behaviour) IS a science and if its methods provide valid outcomes. So far 98% of behaviour studies has been done with so called weird people (western educated industrial rich democratic), which is less than 10% of humankind, for instance. So there is absolutly no reason to generalize (something this video does a lot!)
    Last but not least the nature/nuture debate. This is a topic that is far from decided and modern biology is trending more to nature, meaning genetical determinism, than 10 years before. "There is no behavioural trait with 0 heritabilty"
  3. Mmmmmmm.
    So John Lennon WAS indeed a visionary
  4. I see men damaging Us mostly. The small fraction who respect and appreciate the Divine Feminine should be leading alongside our women. The Venus Project is symbolic of this powerful change we so desperately need. To Revalue all Values for Equal Opportunity for Every Child. To find balance with our Masculine/Feminine Energy is essential, dialectically speaking...
  5. I was disappointed with the documentary, just because the Venus Project is such a promising, groundbreaking vision.

    The first half is a typical far-left rant against greedy people having too much money and the world being such a horrible, violent place. (Strangely enough, Israel is the only country that is named specifically for its wartime aggression, aside from the U.S. Another far-left obsession.)

    Not to mention the extensive interviews with extreme-left RT presenter Abby Martin, who went to work for a Venezuelan and Iranian funded TV channel after working for Putin's propaganda.

    It would be more coherent with the Venus Project's scientism to remind the audience how, thanks to modern research among other things, we have far less crime and warfare than at other times in history (see Steven Pinker's "The Better Angels of our Nature"), or how poverty and famine are being eradicated at a miraculous rate. (Not so long ago, economists were unanimous in predicting how China would experience huge famines, but now the Chinese struggle with overweight!)

    There are also blanket statements about human behaviour being shaped almost exclusively by the environment. This is not scientific. There's ample evidence for IQ and crime to be strongly conditioned by genetics.

    This being said, the deep thinking of Jacques Fresco on the monetary system and the possibility to transcend it are very interesting. His vision of how cultural values could shift towards an ethic of altruistic problem-solving is very appealing as well.

    The second half of the documentary shows some of the practical possibilities that the project entails. It's hard to see though what has been realized until now. They have an estate where they built houses in a beautiful tropical setting but there doesn't seem yet to be a community functioning according to the project's principles.
  6. This is basically just digital Communism. I am all for it. Communism became a dirty word, not just because it failed, but because the baseline for most people was living in a shack with a cow, a potato, and a bottle of vodka. But if the baseline was living in a luxurious apartment with free groceries and not having to work, etc... then people would become fans pretty quickly.
  7. Could Elon Musk make this?!! Please?!
  8. I wish I could grow my own vegetables and breed chickens. I eat chicken all the time yet it is probably full of chemicals :(
  9. is beuiteful world but where's God in it who designed all the universe and all living things . if only u added that we will have more time to worship our creator to secure our life's after death
  10. U s a. Se convirtió en la potencia mundial, y no entendió la responsabilidad que tenia con el planeta y el futuro de la especie humana. debemos terminar con las fronteras lograr la unificación planetaria y enfrentar al futuro.
  11. Oh what a wonderful world that will never exist . Hate to be Negative Ned on the whole thing but man has too long of a track record of being selfish , greedy , lying , pricks . We will end up with a handful of mega buck rulers , a few hundred thousand co conspirators and millions of slaves living in extreme poverty . Think N. Korea .
  12. In order for this to work, 3.5 billion people must die.
  13. Is there an award for most stock footage in a documentary? 🏆
  14. when does this video get to the point? 22 minutes in and still covering basic behavior and philosophy.
  15. It is a beautiful idea but... It won't gonna happen till humans grow to very basic level of empathy toward themselves and our planet. Big fan of Venus Project!
  16. I agree with about ninety percent of what they say.
  17. This is a bloody great idea..... NOT for everyone of course (those who love money, are ruled by it and cannot see a life without it) but definitely, this would absolutely benefit those billions left in poverty by the ruthless balance of the monetary system, and when it flourishes the rest will follow when their obsession with chasing money becomes less appealing due to ill mental and physical health.
  18. Learn what Pareto principle is.
  19. A good system, also examples of it is a nordic scandinavian model with a free market but also a strong welfare background. It has eliminated most of the problems presented here and currently working towards the lacking ones.
  20. Nothing more than a scam to bilk people out of their $$$. Why do they ask for donations with no evidence of anything they are using it on? Look it up on Google Maps - nothing there, just a few storage buildings that look like they were built in the 80's. Based on Agenda 21/30, sort of only fake (be glad it is fake). This guy talks about nonsense.....nothing more....

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