THIS USED TO BE THE FUTURE: The Venus Project

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We haven't done one of these in a loooooong while, but when I stumbled across this presentation film from "The Venus Project," a band of utopian technocrats based out of Florida. Their beliefs - as with all utopian beliefs, really - are pretty goofy: high tech will make it possible for the world to be entirely run by about 7000 people, leaving the rest of us to do whatever we want: fish, get graduate degrees in modern dance, work on developing that sequel to "Alf" that you've been trying to kickstart, whatever. It's all Maoist/Roddenberryesque crap.

But I don't care! This whole thing looks like it came out of a Gerry Anderson show, and any future that looks like an episode of Captain Scarlet is a future I want to be in! Screw all this "No money, free to be you and me" hippie commie crap, it won't work anyway; but the future is *SUPPOSED* to look like a 1960s world's fair, my friends, and this (Wholly unrealistic) vision definitely does:

Not that some of the urban design is quite derivative of the original E.P.C.O.T. (Not "Epcot") radial city design.

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