In the 21st century, we in the West have more wealth than our ancestors could ever have conceived of. Technology has made our lives simpler, easier and more enjoyable than ever before. And yet, while many of us have far more resources than we will ever need, others can barely afford to eat. In order to address this inequality, we need to rethink how we distribute resources for the benefit of mankind.
It’s a shocking statistic that in the modern world, there are more obese people than starving people. Yet greedy capitalists continue to accumulate resources vastly in excess of what they will ever use. Average people are forced to be wage slaves and work for a living, while the rich spend their time accumulating even more wealth. We have enough resources in the modern world to house, feed and clothe every human on this planet, yet we choose to continue to follow a system that enriches the few at the expense of the many.
Thankfully, there is a solution, called the Venus Project, which is actively promoted by well-known philanthropist Peter Joseph. The Venus Project is a vision for a future society where resources are allocated to the people by an intelligent algorithm, which makes sure that resources are never overconsumed. The most qualified experts in the world are actively developing this algorithm, and expect it to be ready within the next couple of decades. Once it is developed and implemented, the hope is that people will no longer need to slave away in order to live the life they deserve. Instead, each and every person on this planet will be given fair and equal access to the world’s resources, without working, allowing all of us to live without the chains of personal responsibility. I believe that of all the research happening in the world, the Venus Project is by far the most ground-breaking and exciting project out there, and in my opinion everyone should be getting behind this if we want to see a truly egalitarian and free society in the near future.