Did I spark this thread Peter? I'm sorry...my laptop crashed.
1. No money, no barter.
2. No more ''growth'', just change. Nothing is lost nothing is gained, everything is transformed. Why not live according to natural law?
3. I think for this to work, people need to get used to giving for the sake of giving. Only give if it feels good to you.
4. Society of access, not property (stolen from the Venus project). If you have access to most stuff, you don't need to own any of it. And since we all have access there's less waste. A lot could be made in this department considering the masses of OWS.
5. Make sustainability a priority. Every industrial project must be balanced by equivalent efforts so as to make the effect on the environment negligible.
6. A centralized exchange on the internet. Find free education online, offer your services and your terms, your needs, etc. People will find each other and naturally, organically fulfill each other's needs.
Why the Venus Project would not work in its current form:
1. No direct plan. It's explained what point Z is but never how we would get there. I won't be too hard on this point since I know how hard that can be.
2. A centralized computer system that controls all the world's resources...First of all we don't know how many resources we have. Second of all who programs this supercomputer? How do we know we can trust these individuals? If we can't, the consequences could be catstrophic.
3. Boiling down people's voices into ''opinion'' or, in other words, worthless. Scary. Totalitarianism.