Our current system is not capable of providing a high standard of living for everyone, nor can it
ensure the protection of the environment because the major motive is profit. Businesses aren't
entirely to blame; they are forced to operate this way in order to retain the competitive edge.
Additionally, with the advent of automation, cybernation, and artificial intelligence, there will
be an ever-increasing replacement of people by automated systems. As a result, fewer people
will be able to purchase goods and services even though our capability to produce an
abundance will continue to exist. This is well-documented in Jeremy Rifkin's new book The End
of Work: The Decline of the Global Labor Force and the Dawn of the Post-market Era (Putnam,
1995). The Venus Project offers a fresh approach that reverses the negative aspects
experienced in our current applications of automation and artificial intelligence. This project
eliminates the disastrous consequences that such approaches can have on our society, i.e. the
displacement of millions of workers, skilled and unskilled alike.