The Choice is Ours (2016) Official Full Version

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 the 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the values, behaviors, and consequences of our social structures, and illustrates how our global monetary system is obsolete and increasingly insufficient to meet the needs of most people.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.

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30 thoughts on “The Choice is Ours (2016) Official Full Version”

  1. How will a resource-based economy be accessible not only to those with physical disabilities but to those with hidden disabilities, especially persons with disabilities that are intellectual, developmental, and cognitive in nature? What measures will the Venus Project put in place so that those with disabilities are not only included in society, but their needs are met where they are at while respecting that person’s right to self-determination? Lastly, if a resource-based economy becomes a reality, will space exploration have a priority in the Venus Project to further develop humankind?

  2. wow, God wasn't lying when he said money is the root of all evil

    Also that last statement you made about science ''proving'' there's no God is very incorrect, if it was designed with a purpose then by default there's a designer, purpose of design can't be sprung out of nothingness. It's like us with machines, we create robot to do a job with a designed purpose and we add characteristics and abilities, and it's not just people want to believe there's a divine purpose to their lives, it's the fact that there is in fact something (a reason) and we constantly look for that reason, we even tear ourselves apart for it, I very much disagree that science disproves him, if anything it shows the evidence that since everything is so intricately made and complex even in molecular structures, there is no possibility for someone to not exist out there. Trying to remove God out of the equation is part of the reasons why we are in this current state, not only is it trying to remove a major human motivator, but also the implication of consequences for one's actions, keep in mind that other people, no matter who good they have it, will do horrid things despite having everything. Do you think politicians, active criminals, and others keep faith that God exists or would they rather ignore that fact to the point where they believe it's the absolute truth that there isn't one? so they can keep acting the way they do. It's been established IN human nature, accountability. And if you try to take that out of the equation, there's already history to tell you what happens, not only that, every time someone mentions that He doesn't exist, everyone becomes (as the guy with the glasses said) pressed and has existential crisis, even when they're told not to worry, they end up miserable and sometimes even contemplate suicide. I was gonna support this, but now I'm not so sure. I don't think this man understands, church isn't a building. The church is the people strong enough to keep their faith.

    I agree with the overall message though.

    I believe there are two purposes in our lives, the God given purpose and our own, the one we chose outside of his. We can do both, God never said we couldn't, so we should.

  3. Some things are inevitable. Everything comes to an end. I honestly believe we cannot just dump normal economics, beliefs etc even if it means the end of us

  4. The looks just like Atlantis and Lemuria. I gnosis I was there. DiVine Blessings. We are One. The Law of One. Thank Q. Gratitude. We have DiVine Assistance from our Galactic BroStars and SiStars.

  5. This is such a well thought out concept. I love the ideas of this concept. At least this would be so much better as it is now and centuries ago thats for sure. I wonder if this project will come to fluition i really do. I see myself living there like this prototype project. I also wonder where i can keep up to date with this project. It sounds very interesting and appealing indeed. I still got a lot of questions. But still the idea at first side sounds good to me. Like i said before, this would be already a lot better as what it is today.

  6. War – If a country wants resources, just do business with another country. Make a deal or trade something.

    No need to steal and lie to your own citizens.

  7. I have been following TVP for 2.5 years and as the time passed it felt more and more realistic. It now feels like the world is really unstable and people are more tired of money system than ever before. I found many people not hoping for happy future within the current system. It seems that pandemic and current War in Ukraine can be tha last elements to collapse this house of cards.

  8. I have question? Why are you then messing about with your dragons dens and encouragement of more manufacturing and more polluting it?

  9. Jacque Fresco. no doubt it is NEW messiah, his vision of this utopia is beyond belief . he must be descended from THE lost continent of Atlantis . every human being must follow his teaching .

  10. United we stand, divided we can't do anything except fight with one another as the elite do as they want behind the smoke. The left and right were created to have us fight each other. How long will it take for the majority understand that both sides work for the same group running all of our lives.

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