Venus Project

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The Venus Project is a blueprint for a new society that is based on Artificial Intelligence and automated processes to reach a post-scarcity world.

The project wants to take over governments and corporations and unite them in one-world government that is ruled by engineers who would take up 5% of the population. In its activist guide [1], it states humans are not capable enough to make decisions. Instead algorhythms could be designed to do this for us. "It is doubtful that in the latter part of the twenty-first century people will play any significant role in decision-making. Eventually, the installation of AI and machine decision-making will manage all resources serving the common good." [2]

The Venus Project "would replace politicians with a cybernated society in which all of the physical entities would as quickly as possible be managed and operated by computerized systems." [3]

The project is a serious proposal. The "communication and activist arm" Zeitgeist Movement, has many followers in the world. It became famous because of a movie called Zeitgeist: the Movie, a 2007 conspiracy theory based documentary film.

The Venus Project calls for the destruction and rebuilding of current cities, the return of the "integrity of the family", and a complete technocratic problem-solving approach for all human needs.


Its ideas resemble a lot those that Kurt Vonnegut describes in its dystopian novel Player Piano, a story that takes place in a near-future society that is almost totally mechanized, eliminating the need for human laborers.

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