People that call The Venus Project a "utopia" or talk about "human nature" don't know what they are talking about. Watch this 15 minute video (in 3 parts) and then try to use arguments like "there is no such thing as utopia" and "it's against human nature":
In the world of The Venus Project (TVP), there are no leaders or governments making decisions. We've tried that for thousands of years and history has shown shown humans are too fallible and that leadership always leads to corruption. The more power, the greater the temptation for corruption. If you don't understand how society can operate without leaders and governments, then you haven't learned enough about TVP.
TVP will not be forced on anyone. People don't need to get defensive about their love for the "stuff" they've amassed. People can stay in their current homes in constant need of repair, keep wasting their lives in traffic commuting to work meaningless jobs they hate, and collecting designed-to-fail material possessions that sit in their garages and closets. No one is going to come kick down your door and take your stuff.
The TVP transition idea is that efficient and intelligently designed cities will be built with the most advanced technologies and materials available, and our most current understandings. People can choose to come live a new stress-free life where everyone treats each other and their surroundings with respect, or they can stay in the old cities. Try the new TVP cities and don't like them, I doubt it, but feel free to go back to the old cities if you like. No one is forcing anything on anyone. The idea is that once people see TVP cities operating at such high levels of efficiency and abundance and personal happiness that they will grow and grow in popularity. Everyone is welcome to join, unlike our current countries trying to keep everyone else out. TVP is a whole new world of personal freedom that most people today can't even imagine.
Nothing like TVP has ever been attempted before. Read that Wiki link about the "Road to Serfdom" book. It begins:
<quote>The Road to Serfdom is a book written by the Austrian-born economist and philosopher Friedrich von Hayek between 1940–1943, in which he "warned of the danger of tyranny that inevitably results from government control of economic decision-making through central planning," and in which he argues that the abandonment of individualism, liberalism, and freedom inevitably leads to socialist or fascist oppression and tyranny and the serfdom of the individual.</quote>
That doesn't describe TVP at all. In fact, it quite closely resembles the path with world is on with our current governments "stimulus spending" and "bail-outs of corporations that are too big to fail", meanwhile taking away people's rights and freedoms in the name of the constant "War on Terror" (going on 10 years now, do you feel safer?).
Implications trying to associate TVP with eugenics is fear-mongering. No supporters of TVP would ever agree to eugenics and such practices are certainly not needed.
Certainly the rich and powerful will not sit back and let the world transition to a resource based economy like TVP. They would certainly lose control and would become regular people, just like the rest of us. Thankfully, we've got the numbers on our side. Less than 15 of the world's population is them, and the rest is us. As soon as we get tired of playing the rat-race game they created for us, we can shape the world however we want.
Of course, the hard part is getting the word out there and opening people's minds. At this stage, there is enormous resistance. Everyone complains about their lives and society and governments and the tragedies around the world, yet as soon as people start talking about changing the world for the good of everyone, they dig their heels in and stand-tall for that same system they will continue to complain endlessly about.