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the values, behaviors, and consequences of our social structures, and illustrates how our global monetary system is obsolete and increasingly insufficient to meet the needs of most people.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. 5% reviews are dislikes. I am in love with those who are the 95%
  2. To realize a project like this, we need first to kill rich people and then reduce the human population
  3. The only thing that will bring mankind together is climate change,after many are deceased.
  4. The video could have done without the music. It sounds almost religious and detracts from the speaking.
  5. IOTA is the future
  7. I often see a dualistic view to it: Either Capitalism or Communism, but let's see it at the ends of a spectrum. We don't live in fully capitalist word. Things like healthcare and unempolyment benefit are at some point communistic and would't exist in a fully capitalsitic "do or die" system. So when we see it as a spectrum we can order our actucal system - or yours wherever you are in the world - into this specturm and see were we are and where we want to be and imo we are far to much on the side of capitalism and can adjust it to some point. I also want to mention, that there has never been a communist state in the world, all of them are sozialistic, therefore we still don't know if it works.

    When we look at money, 62 people in the world (2015) own 50% of worlds wealth (in 2014 it were 90 people, I think it is true that the one wo does more should be rewarded at some point, but thist goes way beyond justice. And this goes even further, due to our need for money and our equaition money = power 62 poeple have the most "power" in the world, pepole I didn't elected. Furthermore you get rewared for something that makes profit, something that people can and want to buy. This is not bad at all, cause you still want that someone wants and appreciates your work, but there is also importand work to do, that is not profitable. Let's have a look at scince and technologie, which are engaged in the rat race extremly. There is no money in any research, that does not make profit, therefore only things that can make profit are researched and gues what someone earns the profit, the person who paid the research. And yes not every research is sucessfull, but still (Good descriped in

    The opinion, that this Porjekt can't be realized due to greed and ineffectivity, is just a shalow, naive point of view. The problem we are facing here is materialism, the "cult of the western world" ( We think and get thaught, that you should posses material thinks and seperate yourself from other, without seeing that it is just a paradigm and can be destroyed ( If we have a look at the history and manking, we can see, that most of the time we live in a society close to the venues project. Therefore our capitalistic/materialistic economy is the unnatural economy. And if you don't belive me than just think about the idea, that we still can teach our children to be less egoistic and helping to other people without expercting a payoff. Why? Because it fulfills you. If you get into the question of what should I do in my life, and what is your life purpose, you will learn soon that a fulfilling live can only exist when you help others. Hence a resource based economy is a economy where everyone does what he likes, work that fulfills him or her.
    There are still problems with work noone wants to do, but isn't the idea of technologie to surpase this work, and can't we limit this work if we design great working citys?

    If someone says, that poverty goes down and people live longer in our current system, he is true yes, But these are just numbers and what exectly is poverty and even when you live longer does it mean your life is better, or did you spend the extra 10 Years of your life in a wheelchair with alzheimer disease? So that someone has to nurse you, but not your children, becaouse they have to work 40 Hours per week and don't have time for you and at somepoint don't want to spend time with you, because you can't remember them (somehow an extrem example but I hope you get the point). And what is rich? So let's compare someone like Donald Trump with a monk living in a zen monstery somewhere in south east asia. In our term, Trump is "richer" he has money, power, owns hotels and land, has a supermodel wife; At some point he is the ideal our society has created and we want to be. Compared to him the monk is extremly poor. He owns just a bowl, has to beg everyday for food, has not much power and lives in absenence. So on the paper Donald wins, but if we compare them personaly, the monk will win by far. He lives way more happy and enjoys every day of his life, rather then Trump who is neurotic and concernd about loosing all his achivments, so that he lives in somepoint constant fear. (This is what I can guess from what I see). Therefore we should revaluated our values. Look at some native tripes somewhere in the amazon, or people living in a tiny house or so, they are way more happy then the average western person and they don't have nearly as much.

    What I like about the Venus Project is, that it shows how inefficent our citys are. I personaly live in the Ruhrgebiet in Germany. One of the most pouplated regions in europe and I can see this every day. Traffic jam, because everyone has to get somehow everywhere in the region and mainly through cars, due to the lack of centralised structures. This does not mean, that I like the circular shape. If you ever walked throuh a medival or even older shaped city core, it has something orcanic and interresting to it, which fully designed citys can't offer, they look somehow inpersonal and unnatural ( But it is a project and not a plan, so let's see what we can get from it and a broader plan of a city has much more advantages to it in terms of traffic and locomotion and is also more efficent.

    Let's warp it all together. The Venus Projekt is - and this is what it is called - a project, a project which underlies certain problems in our paradigms which we have to destory first. If you already did this you will see, that this concept is far more practical than you imagined. It is not a dream, rather than the idea of a higher conciouse society (

    In the end: Rest in peace Jacques Fresco.
  8. I read 'The Best that Money Can't Buy', back in the early 00's but I didn't really understand it at the time. I saw a system that would allow for humanity to live sustainably with itself and the environment, but saw no way to get there, especially with widespread ignorance, nationalism, religion, the monetary system, the educational system, the political system and even our individual cultures, many look for one single flaw in the vision for the Venus Project and motivate themselves to do precisely nothing. The only way I could see this working was revolution or some evolution of a previous political system (both are not necessarily the answer).

    I already knew that Earth would be fine no matter what we did and that it is us that would be up for natural selection if we kept on the way we were, then it dawned on me, what I should have learned from the book years ago, was that it was simply my responsibility to do something positive about it, no matter how small the contribution, no trying to sway friends or family, no yelling at politicians or boycotting certain products, just pick a direction and move that way.

    I stopped watching the mainstream media, signed off of social media and started to pay real attention to real data, reading books written by those who are making a positive difference in the world, associating with people who share similar interests with a positive outlook on the future, I was clearing my head of all the old nonsense that I had grown up with; the world is not as bad as we all think it is and by almost every metric it is getting better.

    I am currently undertaking a masters degree in engineering, something I was once told that I would never be capable of, but I am doing it and it is because I want to help bring abundant, clean and renewable energy to the world. THIS is what the Venus Project is all about to me, individuals in their chosen technical fields bringing themselves happiness and fulfillment by helping humanity to live in harmony with the rest of the world, working to demonetize and democratize things that were once only for wealthy nations, it is not about politics, or geography, or religion, or cults or anything like that, I think it is simply about working individually and together on something positive; if we all did that, the Venus Project will arrive much sooner than we all think.
  9. LMAO....NO! Just No!
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  12. You know what would bring the world together? An alien invasion like in the movie "Independence Day". All governments would collaborate and come together. We would take all our weaponry and use it against the aliens.Everyone would be allies in the war against the invaders. I doubt aliens would try and take over our world because I believe they are too enlightened and they don't want to get involved with our destructive ways; but, overall, the situation has to make one ponder about why it's so hard to break free from our scarcity mindset.
  13. This is one of the best things I have spent my time watching...!!
  14. Holy Propaganda Batman!!
  15. Dieses Konzept wird ebenfalls an dem Bestreben Einiger scheitern über Andere herrschen zu wollen.
  16. My mind was blown. I'd say If you dig this I would definitely recommend you watch this
  17. Until the computers decide they don't want to be our slaves anymore. History is repeating.
  18. The only way for us to save this planet is go back to the 17th or 18th century and stick there forever. Only medicine sciences should advance.
  19. From your mouth to Trump's ears
  20. The Venus project can’t stop terrorism

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