Short Film Stories From a Resource Based Economy


As you all might know, I decided to “take a couple of years off” from the Waking Up movie to gain more experience, get a bigger network of movie production contacts and the likes.

One of the things I would do to gain more experience is of course to make more movies. I’ve had some ideas to some shorter and longer films thrown at me, but non that would be very easy to accomplish on a small budget. And, of course, I would like to make films about a resource based economy or with an RBE setting of some sorts.

So, the idea I got was to invite you guys to write new stories and short film scripts that can be accomplished on a small budget. And if you don’t feel up to it yourself, invite others! 🙂 Target script writers around the web and inform them of this.

I figure 10-30 minute scripts would be good. And the setting would be closer to our time so that the technology and surroundings can be more or less what we have today. It can be stories from the transition period, just after the transition period or in some kind of future in a setting where we don’t have to use any CGI or show any new types of non existing buildings or technology.

The important aspect of the stories would be the values of the people. It can be stories of young people, old people, researchers, scientists, artists, factory workers, car sales people, teachers, anything! The only ‘criteria’ would be to somehow show the values of a resource based world. Whether it is about generosity vs. greed, compassion vs. indifference, sharing and giving vs. trading and buying/selling, ownership vs. usership, money vs. gratitude, you name it!

It will be a much ‘freer’ approach than with the Waking Up movie which is based on one particular idea (Ben waking up from cryo) and set to a future far away with a whole new technology, and thus will end up as a much more expensive film to make. I really hope to make the Waking Up movie one day, with all the bells and whistles, CGI and special effects. But, as I have said before, there should be many films made about RBE, and with this new approach we can be the ones that starts this!

I also thought that since this would be something very different from the Waking Up movie website (which will still exist until we get around to making the Waking Up movie), there should be a separate website. I thought that ‘RBE Stories’ would be a good name for this new website, and bought the domain www.rbestories.org (www.rbestories.com was actually taken by a guy who gives away his stories there for free. He is practicing RBE without knowing it…! 😉 ).

The new website isn’t up and running yet, but I will install a new WordPress theme on the domain soon, and also open a new Google Docs collection for the stories. The new initiative will be 100% open source and public domain as in the CC0 license: creativecommons.org/about/cc0.

To take this even further, it will be open for both screenplays and stories that can be made into screenplays. And since it is all public domain, it will be open for all film makers on the planet to pick and choose whatever stories that might appeal to them to make films out of them. The films can be crowd funded through IndieGoGo/Kickstarter or the like and be published to YouTube. Films can even be shot on cell phones without a budget! It can be all levels of complexity.

All the stories will be open source and can be further developed by the online community. They can also be branched into other stories and be shortened/lengthened or built upon. The website can be a resource in terms of imagining the resource based economy and what it can be like. The stories can both be read as they are by anyone and be a resource in themselves, but also be made films out of. When films are made, the film team (director/producer/writers, etc.) will have the final say in how the story will be on the screen.

I would of course be one of the film makers that would be very interested in this and will follow whatever appears here closely. I hope more film makers and writers will find this interesting and join this project! If there’s a story that doesn’t appeal to me personally, maybe it will appeal to some other film makers. If there’s a very appealing story that appeal to more film makers, well, then maybe there can be a collaboration, or maybe there can be more film versions of the same story!

What do you think?


The Venus Project – Stockholm Lecture July 2010


I was so fortunate as to meet Jacque Fresco and Roxanne Meadows in Stockholm and was able to film their lecture. So, here is the recording of their lecture in Stockholm July 24. 2010. In this lecture they explain The Venus Project and a resource based economy.

Total time: About 2 hours.

First hour is lecture. Second hour is Q & A.

The lecture is about how our mind set and the monetary system is the source of the problems in the world today, and how a resource based economy, a society without money or trade, an updating of our values and mind set, and relevant use of technology and knowledge can develop our civilization to become a truly sustainable society with abundance for everyone.

Filmed by Harald Sandø and Vesa Rahkola.
Edited by Harald Sandø

The lecture was arranged by The European Organisation for Sustainability (EOS) and The Zeitgeist Movement Sweden.

 
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What would YOU do in a Resource Based Economy? Share your thoughts!


What would YOU do in a Resource Based Economy?

Please share your thoughts about this in the comments field below.

Trying to imagine a moneyless society from the mindset of the monetary system is difficult. Still, it seems that more and more people are able to do just that. And, it is imagining this what we need. We need visions and visionaries. And we need to share those visions with each other in an open and honest way. Hopefully this website can contribute to that.

The term ‘resource based economy’ has been largely connected with The Venus Project. The way it is described there requires a drastic change in infrastructure, technology, transportation and more to be realized. I am not saying that this will never come to pass. If our mindsets changes enough we WILL necessarily also change the world around us into a more efficient and sustainable world. Not necessarily exactly like TVP envisions it, but still.

But this is why I would like you to imagine what a moneyless society would be like TODAY. We don’t need to wait for society to break down before we can live in a resource based economy.

If we simply dropped money and ownership, and everybody started doing what they do to contribute to society we can have RBE right away. And all the people in the ‘money only’ jobs, like bankers and insurance agents plus many many more, would be available for real work that contributes. Thus, we would have a workforce unparalleled to help build this new sustainable world. There wouldn’t be any lack of people to do anything.

There would be much LESS to do, though, since most of the things we do today, we only do to serve the monetary system and not because we really enjoy doing it. Even without extra technology, we would have much more leisure time than we have today.

So, let’s imagine that money vanished TODAY, but that all the things and technology we have was still there to use, and all the people wanted this change.

What would you do with your life? What would happen with your profession? What would come instead?

Would you go on a holiday?

Would you contribute to society in some way?

Would you enjoy yourself?

What would you do?

How will it work?

I am looking forward to all the comments on this post. Together they will be a small proof that RBE will work. And the more proof we get, the closer we get to RBE.

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Living Without Money – A New Documentary


The documentary Living Without Money portraits the life of 68 year old Heidemarie Schwermer, a German woman who made a deliberate choice to stop using money 14 years ago. She cancelled her apartment, gave away all of her belongings and kept nothing but a suitcase full of clothes. This was a decision that changed the entire outlook on her life dramatically.

Today, after 14 years, she is still living almost without money and claims she is feeling more free and independent than ever.  The film follows Heidemarie in her day to day life and shows the challenges she meets by living an alternative lifestyle. Check out the trailer here:

The film is due in april 2011 where the film makers offer free screening rights if you want to show the movie in your hometown. Check out their homepage for more info: livingwithoutmoney.org

I am really looking forward to see this movie. It isn’t directly about a resource based economy, but more about the possibility of having a ‘moneyless mindset’, even in the midst of the ‘money jungle’ this society is. When Heidemarie can do this today, everyone should be able to do this as soon as it gets more common. And it should be part of a proof that RBE can work. That money isn’t necessary, and that we’re all much better off without it.

You can also read an article about Heidemarie in The Sunday Times.


Zeitgeist – Moving Forward review


Peter Joseph’s latest documentary is setting world record in simultaneous worldwide screenings on the same day. 15th of January 2011 the film was showed in over 60 countries on over 300 locations, something that has not happened with any other documentary to date, as I am told.

This has been a highly awaited film, in other words. Two days ago, the YouTube version was released, and it has already over 340.000 views. In TWO days! Not to speak of the comments, which just passed 12.000 as I write this. The film has almost 12.000 likes and only about 300 dislikes.

It seems like the world has truly been waiting for, not only this movie, but a change on the planet. Even though there seems to be ‘business as usual’ around the world, there is a growing movement going on. Not just the Zeitgeist Movement, but in general. People want change all over the world.

So, to the film. It is a 2 hour 40 minutes long movie with lot’s of info. For me personally a lot of it was not news, but I guess for most people it is. I missed more transitional descriptions and more direct info on what a resource based economy really will be like. The film started out with a rather long winded talk about genetics and how we are not really bound by our genes, but rather more shaped by society. This is a discussion that has been going on for years among scientist.

Speaking about scientist and science. The film seems to advocate ‘the scientific method’ as the answer to most problems. It forgets to take scientists into consideration. The scientific method is well and good and is definitely the best method one can use to determine whether something is a good solution or not. The problem, though, is that scientists are just as often as ‘common people’ run by emotions and peer pressure rather than intellectual reason. There are continuous examples of this throughout history, and the ‘genes versus society’ is one field where this has been rampant.

Another thing about the movie, as with the Zeitgeist Movement in general, is the utter worshipping of The Venus Project, as along with science is the answer to everything. The truth is that TVP is not thought through thoroughly by far. It lacks both social descriptions and possible transition alternatives.

In such a long movie I would have expected more detailed descriptions on how to get there and how a resource based economy will work in praxis. Still, for all of the worlds people who still doesn’t know about what the worlds problems stem from and haven’t heard about a resource based economy, it serves it’s purpose. Except I am afraid it will suffer many shattering comments when put under scrutiny in classrooms around the world.


Jacque Fresco and Peter Joseph on TED


As a response to TED’s FaceBook discussion ‘who would YOU like to see on TED?‘ I replied with the following:

“At least ONE person has already mentioned Jacque Fresco, the founder of The Venus Project. Not that I should speak about him, but HE should speak on TED. If not him, then Peter Joseph, the founder of the Zeitgeist Movement.

There is ONE big problem in the world today that everyone seems to miss. Like the elephant in the room. The problem is MONEY.

Everyone just takes for granted that we need money, that the money system we have is the only possibility for humanity and that if only everyone had enough money, everything would be ok.

Please wake up, sunshine.

There is no lack of money in the world. Banks create it everyday in the millions and billions. Yes, the worlds money system is based on a ‘fractional reserve banking system’ where banks can create money out of nothing. Google it. It’s not just something I make up. It has been shrouded for years though, in fancy financial terms. This ‘air money’ is lent out to private persons, corporations, other banks and even countries, and is demanded paid back with interest (which, by the way, is NOT created by the system. Thus MORE money have to constantly be created to pay the interest, and defaults are a part of the system). Even countries are going bankrupt in this insane world of money and debt.

The Monetary System we have today plays a big, if not the biggest, part in all the problems we have in the world today: Corruption, crime, wars, diseases, prostitution, pollution, poverty, and not to speak of the ‘financial crisis’, which is no crisis to the ones who create the money. Money, who largely is digital. 97% of all of the worlds money today only exists as ones and zeros in computers.

A world without money is difficult for many to imagine. No wonder, since we’re all brainwashed into believing that money is as necessary as air. But there is no money in nature. Nothing. Zip. Still, it runs like clockwork.

So, my suggestions are:

JACQUE FRESCO for suggesting a resource based economy replacing the monetary system, and founding The Venus Project.

PETER JOSEPH for starting The Zeitgeist Movement, spreading the idea of a resource based economy.

One of these persons should be SELF EVIDENT on TED. Why they haven’t been on TED already, I don’t know. I can only speculate that it has something to do with TEDs sponsors, not wanting info about something that threatens the monetary system and their operations out there.”

If you want to help spread more awareness about TZM, TVP and a moneyless society in general, you can suggest to TED as well. Follow the link on the top in this article.


Zeitgeist Moving Forward – The New Zeitgeist Movie


Peter Joseph is soon due with his new film, Zeitgeist Moving Forward, the follow up to the two previous Zeitgeist movies. Many people are waiting in anticipation for this film, that is ready for release in 60 countries and 20 languages (as he states on his page) in January 2011. The film will of course address the inadequacies of today’s current social, cultural and economic system on the planet, as he has done before. What will be new remains to see, but I have some thoughts.

The official trailer implies not much more than what the previous films were about. Still, as I have heard PJ speak about this film, he has revealed that it will be more about the solutions to today’s problems, rather than more ranting on the problems. Let’s hope this is accurate.

If so, more presentation of workable solutions will be discussed, like a resource based economy (that was barely touched upon in the last film), permaculture and other sustainable solutions to food production, and probably many other technological solutions that can be utilized in tomorrow’s world, like nanotechnology and such.

There is an ‘unofficial trailer’ to the film as well. Don’t know why it is called ‘unofficial’, since it is on the official Zeitgeist YouTube channel. Anyway. In the trailer, a young Ram Dass is talking about the notion that ‘we are all one’. Maybe this implies a spiritual discussion in Zeitgeist Moving Forward as well, even though I doubt it. In any case, we all look forward to seeing the new Zeitgeist movie. Let’s hope it has a massive impact on the society we live in, and manages to contribute to the change we all long for. Here’s the ‘unofficial trailer’:


Peter Joseph Documentary


Charles Robinson has interviewed Peter Joseph in a rare documetary.

Peter Joseph, the founder of the Zeitgeist movement, gives in this interview a look seldom given into his own life. How he started studying music and dropping out, partly due to too much accumulation of debt, to having a performance-like show with him playing his percussion instruments (marimba, xylophone), and projectors showing his society critical films on screens beside him, to putting his film out on the web and getting surprising amounts of traffic. And then from there to get a book from Jacque Fresco and Roxanne Meadows, the founders of The Venus Project and a resource based economy, to starting The Zeitgeist Movement, knowing his life would change drastically.

It turns out that Peter Joseph is not his real name, but his first name. He is not revealing his last name, as he wants to protect himself and those around him, understandably enough, as he is comparing what he is doing with Gandi and Marin Luther King. Not directly, though. In any case, what he is doing is in my opinion comparable to those people, as long as he keeps it up. It would also be better if he tries to have a more common appeal in his speeches, and try to bypass all his academic intellectualism. Apart from that, what he does is historical, and hopefully changes in the world will come out of is.


Trademarking Common Heritage


Trademarking Common Heritage

Open Letter Response to Venus Project “Why The Venus Project has the term RBE trademarked”

To all vested interests,

The first and foremost claim in Venus Projects official statement regarding Trademarking is that the Resource Based Economy idea is something Fresco has been working on his entire life. Well quite frankly we beg to differ since firstly its commonly known that Jacque Fresco started off as a Technocrat and before that he took part in several participatory studies of human behavior regarding specifically social divisiveness. Further it should be obvious that Fresco did not simply invent Resource Based Economy out of thin air. What he did is simply re coin idea’s that were already in development under the name Natural Resource Economics. Jacque Fresco simply coined a term and re branded several economic theories under the term Resource Based Economy. This isn’t even the creation of a new ideology since ideologies are made up of more then one single component.

“an integrated system to provide for humanity holistically”

We’ve always found it interesting how the specific wording of certain concepts tends to have broad appeal. Even when the basis of the ideas themselves are actually diametrically opposed to whatever groups they might be appealing to. For instance the word holistic is used here as a supporting phrase for The Venus Projects interpretation of a Resource Based Economy. Yet the wording is so broad that to depending on whose reading it the wording could imply several things to the sub-conscious. For one it could imply to any person who holds a non-materialist view of ultimate reality that what is being called for is society that balances mind, body, and spirit. Of course in examining Venus Projects ideas closely enough and especially closely examining Zeitgeist Movements so called “Understanding of Spirituality” (See Spirituality, Technology, and Sustainability: Open response to Zeitgeist Movement) we find this is not the case.

“He has been working toward a resource-based economy in order to do away with the major aberrations of war, poverty, hunger, etc.”

Which are noble endeavors indeed yet it seems that certain means are justified by their ends. Its obvious to anyone with a critical thought process that both Mass Psychology and clever wording take the place of actual intellectual debate and analysis. The very proof is the statement we are responding to in this open letter. On December 29th we filed our letter of protest against the Venus Projects Trademark attempt of Resource Based Economy. After we did we proceeded to organize people around this to call Venus Project and Jacque Fresco specifically to inquire about the Trademarking. The response we got however was not a direct response it was instead the letter we are responding to which further claims the reasons are some scam in California was being run to make money off these ideas. Where that letter came from we’ve got no idea but one thing that is public record with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is that in early September Jacque Fresco filed a Trademark request with The U.S. Patent Office he paid the sum of $375.00 USD to do so.

At this time he released no official statement or explanation of it. Further Fresco never went and asked the members of The Zeitgeist Movement whether it would be ok with them. Rather what happened is he just went ahead and did it without any prior notice to anyone. Whats more is even while Trademark was pending Roxanne Meadows proceeded to send out “Cease and Dissent Orders” to entities using the term Resource Based Economy. One such group The Resource Based Earth Collective (formally called “The Resource Based Economy Collective”) was given a Cease and Dissent Order by Roxanne Meadows telling them not to use the term as their name. In fact this act even though its the only one we’ve uncovered in our investigations thus far shows exactly what Venus Project would be doing on a mass scale the minute any group they don’t approve of use’s the term Resource Based Economy in their work to further develop the ideas.

“Throughout the years, people have taken The Venus Project’s pictures, designs, architecture, language, and the name Resource-based Economy, to raise funds claiming to build a Resource- based Economy without collaborating with us in any way. They usurp the name, some of the procedures, and models, but use their own interpretation of a Resource-based Economy.”

Besides the fact that the only supporting evidence offered is an e-mail that could have been fabricated. Also it implies that anyone who use’s the term Resource Based Economy outside of Venus Project and any entities it officially blesses is doing so for personal financial gain. Yet whats really going on here is that once again its The Venus Project using clever mass psychology which has become their true Trademark. For example the biggest example of mass psychological manipulation they’ve been using is found right on their website. Where it says “Research Center For Sale” and in fact when you click this link it gives an actual set monetary value. This implies that The Venus Project is short on cash which hardly seems the case since Jacque Fresco and Roxanne Meadows have been able to jet-set around the world. Hardly the tell tale signs of an entity thats going broke by any stretch of the imagination. Whats more is that in monitoring several message boards we’ve seen the zealous followers of Jacque Fresco try and scramble to come up with the named monetary amount so they can buy the research center and gift it back to The Venus Project. Which shows what a Social Engineer really is all about, which is socially engineering situations and circumstances for the purposes of causing something to come about. Very interesting how even though he says he’s a Social Engineer in Zeitgeist Addendum most people haven’t bothered to actually look up what the term means. Jacque Fresco’s social engineering in practice is manipulation of mass psychology to quickly raise a large sum of money for personal monetary gain and then still have some to keep projects running.

“After examining their interpretations closely, we feel the procedures they suggest will not work.”

If this was the case why not explain why these procedures would not work? Whose interpretations and procedures have you examined? Name the groups and organizations this as this statement is rather vague and its not clear who this nameless and faceless external groups or entities which threaten the future of humanity are. Interestingly enough we’ve seen this type of mass psychology used somewhere else before now where was that again?

“Others use the name Resource-based Economy, but interpret it in their own way and then raise funds for a different direction.”

If your referring to the fact that our movement would like to move in a direction that is not based on dogmatic “Scientific Materialist” doctrine then you’d be correct. You’ve made it clear your not in anyway open nor will you ever be open to any ideas that don’t conform to your strict dogmatic “Scientific Materialist” gospel. Your activist arm Zeitgeist Movement has ignored and avoided any discussion with us on what merits the absoluteness of the modern scientific method over all else. We’ve put forward two documents in an attempt to open those discussions. Yet you’ve ignored both so you’ve made it quite obvious your not open to any sort of discussion. On the other hand some of your not so zealous followers are open to a discussion on these matters and are quite frankly more open minded then you seem to be.
“Riding on the coat tails of Fresco’s work. This is detrimental to our efforts to raise funds for building a new city or making a major motion picture about our aims.”

So who decided building a city was the best way to start implementation of a Resource Based Economy? When was a vote taken on the matter? How many people where brought together? Was a conference/ meeting of the minds ever called at any point to consult with people and ask them what they thought the best way to implement a Resource Based Economy might be?

“We would not mind people using the term Resource-based Economy and our photos if they consulted and worked with us, and if their efforts promoted the true direction of a Resource-based Economy as proposed by The Venus Project.”

Who needs your photos quite honestly? Perhaps some groups like ours would like to come up with our own designs and ideas on the subject. Further why are you re-inventing the wheel? Have you gone and looked at or investigated self sustaining communities which already currently exist? Why not use those communities as a spring board and build up from there? To us it seems it would be better to go and investigate those already existing communities and develop technical methods for how those could be better and more efficient. It would sure beat having to start from scratch which is not really where anyone needs to start and quite frankly the Venus Project didn’t start its work from scratch either. In fact you simply took the work of others in the field of Natural Resource Economics and put together their ideas in a nice package and then called it “Resource Based Economy”. Of course this economic model is far from a complete new socio-political theory and quite frankly if you ever took a political science class you might actually know that. Of course you’d probably argue the semantics of the point rather then the merits of the argument itself. Probably something along the lines of “Its a social theory not a political one blah blah”. Quite frankly that’s the sort of response were expecting from you mixed with any number of additional claims as to why your interpretation is the only true interpretation. Interestingly enough where have we heard this idea of our interpretation is the only true one before? Sounds very hauntingly familiar don’t you think so?

Well to clarify for everyone else what exactly makes up a Social Theory and how one is developed. It firstly is made up of three developmental components which are; a) a view and or interpretation of history and social problems throughout history b) a social factor or analysis of contemporary social problems c) a device used for analysis and proposing alternatives and solutions.

Ok so on component b) it looks like this has been clearly defined, developmental component c) is your Scientific Materialism which we do note is a different type of Materialism then Marx’s Dialectical Materialism to that end we’ve gone ahead and called it Scientific Materialism for you since you choose to be so vague. Now on developmental component a) this one seems a little unclear as you haven’t bothered to really define it. It does seem you’ve borrowed The Technocrats view of Low Output and High Output Societies and expanded on that view. Curiously enough we’d like to see if they’d call you out on that point.

OK so we’ve established the developmental basis of your social theory for people now lets move on to the theory itself. A social theory has three components to it: 1)A method of administration whether centralized or decentralized. 2)A method of management and distribution whether centralized or decentralized. 3)A set of guiding social philosophy’s.

OK so on Component 2 you’ve made it clear Resource Based Economy is what it shall be. On Component 3 you haven’t been as clear but so far it looks like the guiding social philosophy your proposing is Scientific Secular Humanism. On Component 1 you’ve also made it clear you desire Cybernation as the method of social administration. Which to be clear is a form of mechanized centralization and since in this case that centralization cannot be thought of in terms of traditional notions. Its a virtual centralization or cybernated bureaucracy that your proposing for social administration. Why not just admit it already rather then hiding behind the term Resource Based Economy? To review the three components of your social theory are quite simply; 1)Cybernated Centralization 2)Resource Based Economy 3)Scientific-Secular-Humanism. The resulting ideology in our opinion should be coined Mechnocracy don’t you believe so as well? Or are you going to keep hiding behind component 2 of your social theory, as an attempt to avoid any sort of scholarly discussion or debate?

As for us we prefer not to simply hide behind the label for a method of management and distribution. We call our ideology Directivism which to break down into its three developmental components is:

a)Historical Nuit – a Neutralist view of history that accounts for both the reactive (situationist) forces that have driven forward human history and additionally the non reactive or subtle forces which have driven forward human history.

b)Universal Thoth – An understanding that change and social problems are directly derived from any social factor that limits an individuals pursuit of knowledge and personal enrichment.

c)The Einstein Method – A non materialist scientific method for both analyzing and offering solutions. Which we’ve thoroughly explained in “A Science of Intuition by Sidney Martinez”. Summarized here its quite simply a marriage of The Intuitive Method with The Observed/ Observable Method. These three developmental components of our philosophy have led to the formation of the three components which make up our social theory and they are;

1)Cooperative Distribution – Would have elected technical experts who create, and develop the methods of social sustainability. Further those technical experts would work with technology rather then having 100% Cybernation and full automation of resource management, production, and distribution. Only those aspects of labor that free up humanity from needless menial jobs should be automated. To go beyond that and place the entire process on autopilot and give machines full control is to create a new machine based bureaucracy. Further the consumer shall directly control production through Direct- Proportional-Democracy which is a system already in use at many small scale consumer cooperatives, that currently exist under the monetary system. In those models members of the coop vote on what is carried at the coop store which if no money was needed to run could easily be the way distribution centers would work under a Resource Based Economy. The other major difference is those distribution centers would have automated vehicles dispatched to deliver directly to the consumer what they want. No money would of course ever need to be exchanged and eventually such commodities could simply be teleported to an individuals residence. Eventually at some point machines could simply manipulate particles and molecular structures to simply replicate the desired commodity right in a persons home. Or even at a public location such as a community dining center. Of course not everyone will want to or need to do things in this manner there will still be those communities who still want to be naturalistic and agrarian. Those communities would have no problem existing right alongside technologically developed communities. In essence both would be using similar types of distribution methods and neither one would undermine the other. In fact they could compliment each other quite nicely since the more agrarian and naturalistic communities can be tasked by society with the care taking, cultivation, and nurturing of humanities natural preserves, old growth wilderness and other natural splendors of the earth. Public Service Consumer Cooperatives would be utilized in terms of creating holistic social services. In terms of Medical Care quite simply Naturalpathy Medicine and Modern Medicine would be joined together as one unified holistic medical system. Technology can easily be joined with naturalistic processes and natural methods of healing and the utilization of both would lead to a more advanced approach to medicine. Not too mention it would completely phase out altogether the need for behavioral medicine which is for the most part outdated pseudo-scientific quackery (Jungian Psychology being the exception) since its never been able to cure any of the so called mental disorders its ever diagnosed. In terms of education what we need is to implement and create a more Socratic System of Education especially in our schools, colleges, and universities. One working model of what education would look like under a Resource Based Economy is already in operation today. Soka University in Aliso Viejo, California and its sister campus in Tokyo, Japan are a perfect example of what an education system would look like under a Resource Based Economy. Quite frankly even the architecture of the university itself looks like it would fit in well in such a society. Of course this is just an example of how certain aspects of the ideal society already exist and that rather then reinventing the wheel why not look at examples that exist today and try to expand on those?

2)Resource Based Economy – A resource based economy itself is quite simply an economy that phases out our understanding of economics completely. In all simplicity it has three components to it: Resource Management, Production, and Distribution. The one commonality we do share in our social theories is that there needs to be Resource Management Centers, Production Centers, and Distribution Centers. Now what those should look like is where we differ but i will say that when you start drawing up what the inside of these three centers look like according to your social theory and when we do the same I’d imagine we’d both come up with two very differing visions, In terms of how they are operated and what levels of automation would be taking place.

3)Secular Metaphysics – Basically a society that is free from all dogma and doctrines in any form. Quite frankly a Secular Metaphysical view is neutral to all views and yet allows for every single one of them to exist. Secular Metaphysics is just a guiding principle for society that simply admits we really don’t know everything but were willing to investigate intuitively and observably to find out about everything that is beyond our current understanding. Secular Metaphysics is a non absolutist view point that doesn’t claim anyone or anything has all the answers. Secular Metaphysics is open to all view points and studies all archetypes in human history to understand what are the deep underlying principles present in our collective consciousness. As it stands now Secular Humanist views are quite absolutist in their viewpoint and approach to things. For they presuppose an absolute view about ultimate reality and argue for its absoluteness over all else. Its a dogmatic doctrine of scientific-materialism with zealous fanatics galvanized by its coying embrace.

With that said we have summarized many of our points here so as to open to door to scholarly debate and discussion. For more information about our views all our welcome to visit our website and join our growing grassroots movement: www.TheResourceBasedEconomy.ORG
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