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1 November

Optimistic Future in The Venus Project


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viewers/readers. As stated in the card (at right), “Think Positively About Alternative Future” is the goal of Sun Is The Future.  So, in this month of November, I’d like to bring you a series of    alternative future possibilities, be it in terms of social values, city planning design, or construction of an environment. After viewing BBC News’ recent reports  regarding conflicts and protests that’s been brewing in Europe and Middle East, I feel compelled to share with you  views of  alternative future that will be of abundance, of clean water and air that will free human beings from wars and wants, free human beings from waste and inequality. Regardless which perspective these different views are coming from, they all have the common belief that solar energy will be playing a significant part of this hopeful future.

I have always viewed myself as a problem solver, but a year ago I came across a fascinating character who truly epitomizes all the traits of “problem solver” . His name is Jacque Fresco, an American self-taught structural designer, architectural designer, concept artist, educator, and futurist.

Jacque Fresco, searching for Utopia and founder/cofounder of The Venus Project

I would like to share with you this video below, showcasing Mr. Fresco’s feasible plan for social change that works toward a peaceful and sustainable global civilization where human beings, technology, and nature coexist where human rights are not only paper proclamations but a way of life.  Allow me to present to you, the man behind The Venus Project.In this video, Mr. Fresco reminds us that we presently have the brains, the know-how, the technology, and the feasibility to build an entirely new civilization. Below, is the description of The Venus Project at web site:

Jacque Fresco & Roxanne Meadows, Futurists working on The Venus Project

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 catalogue of problems inherent in today’s world. Today many people believe what is needed is a higher sense of ethical standards and the enactment of international laws to assure a sustainable global society. The Venus Project proposes a system in which automation and technology would be intelligently integrated into an overall holistic socioeconomic design where the primary function would be to maximize the quality of life rather than profit.

Without further ado, let’s take a look at The Venus Project below:

Located in Venus, Florida, The Venus Project research center addresses many of the difficulties we face today and proposes a more appropriate set of values relevant to a sustainable society, with more opportunities and freedoms. If you’d like to see the creation of a radically different society where material possessions are unnecessary, where buildings are created in factories, where mundane jobs are automated, where the main goal of daily life is to improve personal knowledge, enjoy hobbies, or solve problems. Then, check out The Venus Project web site and their campaign at Kickstarter Project page.

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2 May

Transit of Venus-2012-The Year of Great Opportunity For Peace, Harmony and Symmetry-June 5/6, 2012


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I’ve received comments/emails from both ends of the spectrum, from optimism to pessimism, regarding  our relation to Iran during 2012.

In addition to the possible solution that came to me through inspiration of The Aurora clip in my April 27, 2012 post, I’d like to share a piece of wonderful information hopefully will jolt us all to opt for the optimistic end during this year.  I am referring to a very special and rare event that will take place on June 5th/6th of 2012, the Transit of Venus.  It is among the rarest of predictable astronomical phenomena, occurring in a pattern that repeats every 243 years, with pairs of transits eights years apart ( a transit of Venus took place on June 8, 2004 and the next will be on June 5th/6th, 2012) separated by long gaps as much as 121.5 years and as little as 105.5 years apart.  Such periodicity is a reflection of  the fact that the orbital periods of Earth and Venus are close to 8:13 and 243:395 commensurabilities (property of two orbiting objects in rational proportion).  The previous pair of transits were in December 1874 and December 1881.  After 2012, the next transits of Venus will be in December 2117 and December 2125.  A transit of Venus across the sun takes place when the planet Venus passes directly between the Sun and the Earth, becoming visible against (obscuring a small portion of ) the solar disk.  During transit, Venus can be seen from Earth as a small black disk moving across the face of the Sun.

Transit of Venus and the angle between the orbital planes of Venus and Earth

Transit of Venus in wikimedia of creative commons

The duration of such transits is usually measured in hours.  The transit of 2004 lasted six hours. A transit is similar to a solar eclipse by the Moon.  While the diameter of Venus is almost four times that of the Moon, Venus appears smaller, and travels more slowly across the face of the Sun, because it is much farther away from the Earth.

Allow me to present the musical version/Waltz from “Sleeping Beauty” of the Millenium Philharmonic Orchestra version of this transit, I trust you will enjoy, below:

A transit of Venus can be safely observed by taking the same precautions used when observing the partial phases of a solar eclipse (seen in the above video clip). Staring at the brilliant disk of the sun with unprotected eye can quickly cause serious and often permanent eye damage.  So be careful on June 5th/6th of 2012.

We also have the opportunity here of participating with the energy of the Venus while this transit is taking place, with the qualities of harmony, love, peace, order, and proportion in our consciousness.  The presentation of its periodicity and conjunctions in such harmony, order, and proportion may be seen and explained in the video of this link:


I believe the year 2012 may possess the fantastically rare opportunity for such tremendous peace and harmony from the transit of Venus…that as long as we choose to see and seize it…there may still be Peace in Mideast and Peace on Earth….

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