The Venus Project
The plans of The Venus Project offer society a broader spectrum of choices based on the scientific possibilities directed toward a new era of peace and sustainability for all. Through the implementation of a global Resourced Based Economy, and a multitude of innovative and environmentally friendly technologies directly applied to the social system, The Venus Project proposals will dramatically reduce crime, poverty, hunger, homelessness, and many other pressing problems that are common throughout the world today.
One of the cornerstones of the organization’s findings is the fact that many of the dysfunctional behaviors of today’s society stem directly from the dehumanizing environment of a monetary system. In addition, automation has resulted in the technological replacement of human labor by machines and eventually most people will not have the purchasing power to buy the goods and services turned out.
The Venus Project proposes a system in which automation and technology would be intelligently integrated into an overall holistic socio-economic design where the primary function would be to maximize the quality of life rather than profits. This project also introduces a set of workable and practical values.
This is also in perfect accord with the spiritual aspects and ideals found in most religions throughout the world. What sets The Venus Project apart, however, is that it proposes to translate these ideals into a working reality.
The Cosmos and Consciousness
Panpsychism – The Universe may be capable of consciousness.
A new scientific concept has recently come to light, which scientists are calling
“panpsychism.” Panpsychism says that the universe could be capable of consciousness,
which could change everything.
For quite some time, scientists have been working to understand the universe,
where it came from, and why we are here. However, they have often come up short
until now. The scientist responsible for such a notion is Gregory Matloff, and
his ideas are shocking, to say the least.
According to Matloff, a physicist at New York City College of Technology, in his
recently published paper, humans could be like the rest of the universe, in substance
and in spirit. Futurism reported that a “proto-consciousness field” could extend
throughout all space. Basically, in laymens terms, the entire cosmos could be
Another supporter of panpsychism is Christof Koch of the Allen Institute for Brain
Science. He says that biological organisms are conscious because when they approach
a new situation, they are able to change their behavior in order to thwart a bad
situation. Due to this view, he is trying to see if he can measure the level of
consciousness a being displays.
In order to accomplish this, he will be running a number of experiments, including
one that includes wiring the brains of two mice together to see if the information
will flow between the two like a fused, integrated system would.
“The only dominant theory we have of consciousness says that it is associated with
complexity – with a system’s ability to act upon its own state and determine its
own fate,” Koch argues. “Theory states that it could go down to very simple systems.
In principle, some purely physical systems that are not biological or organic may
also be conscious.”
As it stands, panpsychism is just in the experimental phase. However, if scientists
are able to prove their theory, it could shake the world of science to its core.