Paradise or Oblivion

49 minutes 8.3/10 based on 44 votes

Paradise or Oblivion is a brand new documentary by The Venus Project. This documentary has been getting a lot of buzz. The documentary argues for a new socio-ecoonomic system. It features the work of Jacque Fresco: a social engineer, futurist, and inventor.  48 minutes long. A controversial and fascinating topic.

The film details the need to outgrow the dated and inefficient methods of politics, law, business, or any other “establishment” notions of human affairs, and use the methods of science, combined with high technology, to provide for the needs of all the world’s people.

Paradise or Oblivion, by The Venus Project, introduces the viewer to a more appropriate value system that would be required to enable this caring and holistic approach to benefit human civilization.

This alternative surpasses the need for a monetary-based, controlled, and scarcity-oriented environment, which we find ourselves in today.

This is NOT the “major motion picture” that The Venus Project is working towards but rather is a documentary to introduce the aims and proposals to new people.

Before watching the documentary, watch this 5 minute video on critical thinking. Paradise or Oblivion is highly idealistic and, while that is not a bad thing, it is good to think critically about any idealistic theory.

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  • Roy

    Considering the recent uploads of videos like this and Kony 2012, I suggest simply making a new site called PropagandaStorm.  There you could upload any videos which basically amount to streams of unsupported assertions backed by sentimentality. 

    • DocumentarySTORM

       Hi Roy. Kony 2012 is the most viewed documentary of 2012 on the internet. I thought that it was important to bring this documentary to the community. If you check the post, you’ll see that I included links to articles that question the organization and the facts. 

      As for this documentary, again, I’ve included a video on critical thinking to watch as a primer. The website has something for everyone: science, philosophy, history, culture.  I hope that you’ll enjoy much of the other things that we’re putting up for you. They’re not all going to hit you between the eyes, but we’ll try to hit the bulls-eye as much as possible.

       

      • Thank you so much for adding this documentary to your site, it needs to be seen by everyone. I am amazed that one of your viewers here thinks that the word ‘sentimentality’ is an appropriate word to use when we are discussing adults/children starving to death and being murdered. Rather, ‘normal human empathy’ would be my phrase in relation to this matter. Sentimentality suggests an over reaction to a trivial thing, which obviously this is not.

      • Steven

        But surely the point is that Kony is NOT a documentary.  (And therefore cannot be the most viewed documentary of the first three months of 2012.)  A charity promo is not the same thing as a documentary. 
        But I’m only playing devil’s advocate really, of course I agree that a video with such a high profile of Kony, touching on the issues that Kony does, has a place on this excellent site, even if it is not strictly a doc.

      • Roy

        Let me be more specific.  I do not have a problem with documentaries I disagree with or on subject matter which does not interest me.  I love that DocStorm is a diverse site.  What I have a problem with is propaganda.  I actually agree with 90% of what this video professes, but I am still against it being on this site because it is not a documentary.  Its main purpose is not to educate but to instill a specific belief in the viewer.  Although, I know the line is not always clear between a presentation of facts and diverse opinions and an information stream designed to produce a uniform reaction, one way to perhaps delineate between the two would be if you have to premise the video with another video on critical thinking, it’s probably propaganda.

  • Luke

    Can i bring my dogs? I’d love to spend the rest of my life in study, rather than working my body to the bones just to pay my rent and medical bills. I live in Australia, where we’re about to be hit with a carbon tax, taking our power bills up about $150 a quarter. it’s already hard enough paying what we owe, then having enough money to spend on making our lives worthwhile. I have an ankle injury inhibiting my ability to run, let alone commit to sports i enjoy. To get it fixed will cost me atleast a year to save, or i can go public and wait 3 – 4 years. The only other option i have is to go private and pay another $100+ a month and wait a year. All this and i live in one of the better countries in the world. I look forward to seeing the monetary system crash. It’s to late for my generation, but maybe our children will have the opportunity to grow up in a safe and logical world…

  • Dutchinforres

    The problem of supply and demand eliminated sounds obviously utopian and is a sound basis for a society which has no need for criminal behaviour but this documentary does not address the issue of the most difficult solutions to elimination of wars, that is differing opinions on religious grounds. I think that no matter how much resources and free time everyone has the religious countries will not give up their religions for the good of mankind. this will ultimately result in conflicts yet again.

    • Luke

      We need to start somewhere, without the use of money, control of money, the new world order is not nearly as powerfull. Money gives the Illuminati a strong grip on our lives. It wont fix everything, but its a beginning. Not likely to happen untill we bring ourselves close to destruction anyways.

  • God came to Earth and gave the Beatitudes. which have been ignored as well as the Royal Law. What would encourage people to listen to these know it all’s God didn’t die and leave them as boss over everybody else. Man to man, God to man, and man in relationship to his physical and spiritual natures has to be in harmony and balance. Hear ye O Israel, the Lord God is One. It’s His planet. Technology is not an answer without honesty.

  • Maxine Godfrey

    the problem of religion will take civilisation to the brink; only then, when that evil tendency is overcome, can we begin the transformation envisioned by Jacque Fresco, a man WAY before his time. i know a young man working towards a degree in Urban Forestry — that’s a career that would play a large role in maintaining the health and wealth of human civilisation’s possible positive future. utopia doesn’t mean “good place;” it means “no place,” because there ain’t no such thang. what Jacque Fresco envisions, however, is entirely possible.

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