The Venus Project


Living skyscraper concept is straight out of J.R.R. Tolkien’s dreams

Our greatest cities could see massive tree-like structures rising amidst their skyscrapers one day. Teeming with life, these vertical gardens could provide both food and a bit of green space for city folk. These enormous vertical farms could be the self-sustaining hearts of their host cities. They’ll scrub the air clean, purify local water and produce renewable energy. They’ll be so wonderful that it’ll almost be like living in Lothlorien.

Imagine if all the metals, factories, man power, and organization of the military was used to empower human beings rather than prepare for their annihilation. All the fundamental necessities of life including food, water, shelter, energy, transportation, could be ubiquitously accessible to everyone on earth, with high efficiency and sustainability. The technical means of this are already here. This could usher in a new level of freedom and possibility never before experienced in history. No longer would humanity waste most of it’s effort on simply trying to survive, but rather to fully explore its previously hindered and vastly unrealized potential.



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The entire money-structured and materialistic-oriented society is a false society. Our society will go down in history as the lowest development in man. We have the brains, the know-how, the technology and the feasibility to build an entirely new civilization.
—  Jacque Fresco
We say dishonestly that man is the highest form of evolution, which is what you get in schools. Man goes out and destroys the oceans, the fish, the atmosphere and one another. Man flies over a city, presses a button and burns everyone in the city with nuclear weapons. Is he the highest creation of nature? Not yet, in my opinion. We have a long way to go. We could either create paradise on earth or oblivion and wipe ourselves out. Only time can tell.
—  Jacque Fresco