The Venus Project
FoundedApril 6, 1985; 38 years ago (1985-04-06)
FounderJacque Fresco
Key people
Roxanne Meadows

The Venus Project is a nonprofit organization founded by architect and social engineer Jacque Fresco.[1] Fresco with his partner Roxanne Meadows founded this organization with a socioeconomic model to develop a resource-based economy for human beings utilizing technology.[2]


Fresco worked on the "Project Americana" before the Venus Project, from 1955 to 1959. The project was mainly about environmental, traffic, and floodgates concerns.[3][2]

In 1970, Fresco formed an organization, Sociocybereneering Inc, based on the idea of technology and energy conservation strategies. Later, Fresco and his partner Roxanne Meadows purchased 21 acres (8.5 ha) of farmland in Venus, an unincorporated community in southeastern Highlands County, Florida for conducting different types of research about their futuristic plan of architectural design and city models.[3][4] Fresco & Meadows then created buildings and other infrastructure to work on their idea of energy-efficient cities. According to The New York Times, initially, they supported the project by selling books and lecture videos. In 1980, Fresco, established a research center to experiment on resource-based economy and later named it "The Venus Project" after the town of Venus, Florida.[5][6]

The project prominently featured in Peter Joseph's 2007 film Zeitgeist: The Movie, but Fresco and Joseph parted ways in 2011.[7]

In 2010, Fresco and Meadows traveled to 20 countries to present the Venus Project.[8]

In June 2012, a Swedish documentary and fiction director, Maja Borg screened her film, Future My Love, at the Edinburgh International Film Festival featuring the work of Fresco and Roxanne Meadows.[9]


  1. ^ "Venus project - redesigning the future". BBC News. 25 August 2013.
  2. ^ a b Sandomir, Richard (25 May 2017). "Jacque Fresco, Futurist Who Envisioned a Society Without Money, Dies at 101". The New York Times.
  3. ^ a b Lopez, Jaime (27 February 2012). "Floating Cities and Resource-Based Economies". The Costa Rica Star. Retrieved September 19, 2023.
  4. ^ Istvan, Zoltan (October 13, 2016). "Eliminating Money, Taxes, and Ownership Will Bring Forth Technoutopia". Vice. Retrieved September 19, 2023.
  5. ^ "NBC2 explores The Venus Project: 'What the future could be like'". NBC2 News. 19 December 2019.
  6. ^ "The Venus Project". Resource Based Economy. 1 Apr 2019. Retrieved 7 Jul 2023.
  7. ^ Gore, Jeff (October 12, 2011). "The view from Venus | Jacque Fresco designed a society without politics, poverty and war. Will it ever leave the drawing board?". Orlando Weekly. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  8. ^ "The Venus Project". 24 April 2010. Archived from the original on 24 April 2010.
  9. ^ Adams, Mark (June 22, 2012). "Future My Love". Screen. Retrieved September 19, 2023.