Before viewing the Zeitgeist Addendum movie I had already thought of four companies that I wanted to start to get people more off the grid. I've thought for a long time about how to best achieve sustainability among the majority of people so we can stop paying into the monopoly that the energy and food companies have over the people. Now I realize these companies should really be resource managers and form microcosms of the future.
Before explaining each resource management entity I think it's important to talk about the important points Alex Jones has brought to the Zeitgeist Addendum plan. On Tuesday, October 14th on his radio show Alex Jones stated that the only way a self sustainable program would work is if the community who wants the system to vote for it and make it law and that the system would need to be regional under the local control of that community. As long as the vote isn't fraudulent I agree and this is the way I see any of these programs being adopted before Alex Jones mentioned the movie on his radio show.
Here are the Resource Management Systems I envision:
Undead Motors: Converting current cars to renewable energy or creating cars within communities. The community would be able to monitor their power usage and fuel usage, whatever that may be. No one has control over the power for individual vehicles, but everyone is aware what is being used for transportation.
The next step would be automated factories that produce renewable cars that are free to the community. The community would be responsible for maintaining their cars and their energy. Would you rather pay on average $10,000 every five years for a car, along with all the things like oil change, buying gas,etc. that come with a current car-or would you rather spend $10,000 once to make a factory that builds cars and spend maybe 2 hours every week to help maintain that factory? The Choice would be the community's. Inter community Maglev trains could grow the renewable energy and link communities who monitor their combined resources.
Natural Energy: Creation of Renewable Power Plants for the use of the community. I see this as most likely the first step to get communities off the grid. The Community could monitor what the community uses from the power plant and the power plant doesn't need to supply all the power. Individual homes could either become more energy efficient or they could incorporate energy producing technology into their homes. New homes could be modeled after the venus project or homes at http://www.earthship.com/.
World Cooperative: Food and Water distribution for the community. This could start as a local garden and then grow into a fully automated growing, drying or freezing facility used by the community. Using technology to automate the growing process for food and distribution would be the difference between a normal garden and the world cooperative.
Bright Minds: A teaching network for everything the community needs to become self sufficient. Every topic is covered and entered into a community database for easy searching for any topic of information. Individuals for every community offers their skills and puts down their knowledge in a complete dossier. Either people can teach in person or via webcamera. Children are taught in community centers with the database of the community stored, or they can take it home and learn at their own pace.
Accreditations for skills learned are issued on the knowledge available to the community. For example if someone demonstrates a need to work on power plants they can learn and become accredited to work on the machinery in the power plant.
Where will the money come from for each of these resource managers? The initial seed money will come from the community that voted for the change. The money for additional repairs or updates will also come from the community until the resource manager is able to supply other communities. For example, if a community builds a power plant that supplies all of that communities energy needs and has more energy than required then it could sell to other monetary based systems. The initial benefits that might escape someone is the savings from having energy without any required monthly payment or a car without any monthly payments.
Where will the manpower come from each of these resource managers? Once again that is dependant upon the community. Each community dedicates a certain amount of time and make it understood if someone from that community doesn't do their part then either they are not allowed to use that common resource or they are charged money for the use of the resource without the work necessary to keep the system alive.
Some people might balk because this isn't exactly the vision offered by the venus project. To some it appears the venus project asks for an all or nothing dedication from the entire world. I view the venus project as the end game we're all trying to achieve-individual sovereignty and giving people the abundance they're entitled to from the common natural resources of the world. I also see the endgame as needed to succeed in stages that can come from a number of different areas-one is setting up resource management entities, another could be constructing experimental totally self contained communities, another could be teaching about the abundance the earth provides that is held down by the dynastical elite, and another could be individually seceding from the energy, food and money grids then getting your neighbor off the grid. Whatever way to get around the money system I see the key automation, sustainability and decentralization by knowledge about our environment spread over the entire community.