If you are interested in being a part of the movement that is creating a resource-based economy, there are multiple things you can do to help make this dream become a reality. Whether you are looking to build machines that help automate various production processes, design websites and platforms to help in the organization and distribution of information, live in a community that is adopting these principles, or just looking to educate your family and friends on this topic, there are numerous things that you can do. Below is a list of many of the most common ways people are contributing to this movement.
There are several movements that are working to raise awareness about our situation and the prospect of a resource-based economy. Here you will find links to various organizations that you can become involved with to help spread the word.
If you are just learning about the concept of a resource based economy and a moneyless society, probably the best place for you to start is to watch the Zeitgeist Trilogy. The Zeitgeist Movement is the largest and most well-known movement actively spreading awareness for this cause. Originally founded by Peter Joseph in 2008, it is the logical extension and next step that evolved from the now highly-popular Zeitgeist Trilogy (Zeitgeist: The Movie, Zeitgeist: Addendum, and Zeitgeist: Moving Forward) If you have not seen the Zeitgeist Trilogy you can view all three movies on You Tube for free by clicking the links above.
Jacque Fresco started the venus project many years ago along with his assistant, Roxanne Meadows, as an organization to promote and implement a resource based economy. Jacque has drafted many, many, designs for inventions to be used in a resource based economy, and also has several videos out that provide a great deal of information about the organization. They are currently in the process of producing a full-feature motion picture that will depict life in a resource based economy.
One of the best and most constructive ways for people to get involved is by contributing to a Wiki. A wiki is a platform for a website that allows any user to edit, add, and remove content as each user sees fit. Wikis make possible collaborative efforts from many different people, in various locations, who would otherwise most likely have never worked on a project together. It is a way to greatly accelerate the processes of research, information gathering and organization, and reaching a general consensus among many people.
This is a wiki designed with the purpose of forming a cooperative corporation which will produce and distribute open source automation systems to be sold for profit. The profit will be used to initially to go into a trust fund for a resource based community and to support members of the cooperative, as decided by consensus. and will be reinvested back into the corporation and community to further its progress towards the goal of creation of a resource-based economy.
FarmBots are open-source, scalable, automated precision farming machines. Think of them like giant 3D printers, but instead of wielding plastic extruders, its tools are seed injectors, watering nozzles, plows, sensors, and more.
Open Source Ecology is accelerating the growth of the next economy – the Open Source Economy – an economy that optimizes both production and distribution – while promoting environmental regeneration and social justice. We are building the Global Village Construction Set. This is a high-performance, modular, do-it-yourself, low-cost platform – that allows for the easy fabrication of the 50 different industrial machines that it takes – to build a small, sustainable civilization with modern comforts.
RBEM Wiki is a website devoted to collecting and sharing objective and empirical information about the Resource-Based Economic Model (RBEM), originally described by Jacque Fresco. It also welcomes its use by any movements, projects and supporting groups who intend to implement some form RBEM.
One Community is currently in the process of developing blueprints for an entire self-sustainable community and cooperative business model. While they have made significant progress, they still need help in finishing these plans and are also actively looking for members that have a higher-than-average level of financial independence (as their communities will not provide income for members initially) to aid in the development and also join the “pioneer team” of members that will live in their first experimental “teacher/demonstration” community.
The New Earth Project (now New Earth Nation) is on track to open communities relatively soon. If you are interested in participating in the development of these communities or living in one of them once they are established please visit their website for more information.