Global RBE Glossary
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yaberrantXadjectivebehavior that departs from what is accepted as normal or conformingaberrant behavior; deviant
yaberratedXadjectiveCharacterized by defects, abnormality, or deviation from the usual, typical, or expected courseJacque Fresco (Don't forget: you're dealing with aberrated people. They are not responsible for their answers; they're victims of culture and that means they have been influenced by their culture. (Moving Forward transcript); atypical, defective
yabhorrentXadjectivehated, loathed, strongly dislikedAs opposed to the contrived, shallow, self-centered, corruption generating goals of wealth, property and power, which are not only dominant today, but abhorrently, actually praised by the population.; loathsome; repellent
yaccess abundance
Xcompound nounone of the values that would emerge and replace outdated values of property ownership when the focus moves from static ownership to strategic access, with a library-like system designed for society to obtain access as needed. In a RBEM, the focus moves from static ownership to strategic access, with a system designed for society to obtain access as needed... access abundance: It has been denoted that the average automobile sits in parking spaces for the majority of its life span, wasting space and time. Rather than having this wasteful consequence of the ownership system, one car could facilitate a large number of users in a given region, with only a fraction of the production/resource needs.
yaccess centersXcompound nounThe access center is a library-like design for utilization of goods in a global RBE.And as far as physically obtaining the goods, centralized and regional access centers all make sense for the most part, placed in close proximity to the population and a person would simply come in, take the item use it and when finished, return it when it is no longer needed, sort of how a library works today. In fact, these centers could not only exist in the community in the way we see local stores today, but specialized access centers would exist in specific areas where often certain goods are utilized, saving more energy with less repeat transport.
yactivist arm of TVPXnoun phraserefers to promoting the aims of The Venus Project, which was first mentioned in TZM's original 'Activist Orientation Guide'. An explanation of the separation of TVP from TZM is denoted in Wikipedia: Zeitgeist Movement is the activist arm of The Venus Project , which constitutes the life long work of industrial designer and social engineer, Jacque Fresco. Venus Project was featured prominently in the 2008 documentary film Zeitgeist: Addendum, as a possible solution to the global problems explained in the first film and first half of the second film.[15] The film premiered at the 5th Annual Artivist Film Festival in Los Angeles, California on October 2, 2008, winning their highest award, and it was released online for free on Google video[22] on October 4, 2008.[23] Following the movie, an organization called the Zeitgeist Movement was established to promote the aims of the Venus Project. In 2011, an additional film, Zeitgeist: Moving Forward, was also released. The movement functioned as the activist arm of the Venus Project. However, in April 2011, the Venus Project formally disassociated itself from the movement as it no longer felt represented by the direction the movement was heading in.[24]
yActivist Orientation GuideXproper compound noun A series of essays, ordered by subject in a manner which works to support a broader context, a larger Train of Thought, with respect to the most efficient organization of human society. (Note: This Guide is actively under development with only Essays 1-10 posted (plus Preface). The other 15 essays will be released as they are completed. The Zeitgeist Movement's new Orientation Guide is being released in segments, with ... Radio Shows; Press Releases; Blog Feed; Audio / Video...
yactuallyadverbin fact, in realityLikewise, the intents inherent within the monetary system derive a strategic edge from scarcity. This means that depleted resources are actually a positive thing for industry in the short term for more money can be made off each respective unit.; truely; indeedCaution in some languages: this word means "in fact" and not "nowadays"
yaddictionXnoun Addiction is a state characterized by compulsive engagement in rewarding stimuli, despite adverse consequences. It can be thought of as a disease or biological process leading to such behaviors.Dr. Gabor Mate (Moving Forward): Addictions are usually considered to be a drug-related issue. But looking at it more broadly, I define addiction as any behaviour, that is associated with craving, with temporary relief and with long-term negative consequences along with an impairment of control over it, so that the person wishes to give it up or promises to do so but can't follow through. And when you understand that, you see that there are many more addictions than simply those related to drugs. There's workaholism; addiction to shopping; to the Internet; to video games. There's the addiction to power. People that have power but they want more and more; nothing is ever enough for them. Acquisition - corporations that must own more and more. The addiction to oil or at least to the wealth and to the products made accessible to us by oil., craving, dependence, enslavement, fixation, hang-up, hook, inclination, obsession
yadvertisingXnoun (gerund)Advertising is a form of communication used to encourage or persuade an audience (viewers, readers or listeners) to continue or take some new action. Most commonly, the desired result is to drive consumer behavior with respect to a commercial offering, although political and ideological advertising is also common. The purpose of advertising may also be to reassure employees or shareholders that a company is viable or successful. Advertising messages are usually paid for by sponsors and viewed via various traditional media; including mass media such as newspaper, magazines, television commercial, radio advertisement, outdoor advertising or direct mail; or new media such as websites and text messages. Commercial advertisers often seek to generate increased consumption of their products or services through "Branding," which involves the repetition of an image or product name in an effort to associate certain qualities with the brand in the minds of consumers. Non-commercial advertisers who spend money to advertise items other than a consumer product or service include political parties, interest groups, religious organizations and governmental agencies. Nonprofit organizations may rely on free modes of persuasion, such as a public service announcement (PSA).
Modern advertising developed with the rise of mass production in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Apart from those issues, it is important to also consider human labor contributions based on social relevance, not monetary gain. In a RBE, there would be no reason to have such occupations as Banking, Trading, Insurance, Cashiers, Brokers, Advertising... or anything related to the governance of money., plugging, sponsoring, touting, advancing, aggrandizing
yadvocatenoun or verb(noun) a person who publicly supports or recommends a particular cause or policy.
(verb) to publicly recommend or support.
yagricultural beltXnoun phraseThe agricultural belt is one component of The Venus Project Circular City arrangement for efficient and sustainable food production within the city system.The agricultural belt, with many transparent enclosed buildings, will be used to grow a wide variety of organic plants without the use of pesticides (insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, and inorganic fertilizers).
naircraftnounAn aircraft is a vehicle that is able to fly by gaining support from the air, or, in general, the atmosphere of a planet. It counters the force of gravity by using either static lift or by using the dynamic lift of an airfoil, or in a few cases the downward thrust from jet engines.At the beginning of World War II the U.S. had a mere 600 or so first-class fighting aircraft. We rapidly overcame this short supply by turning out more than 90,000 planes a year., airliner, airship, balloon, blimp, chopper, dirigible, flying machine, flying saucer, helicopter, jet, zeppelin
nall we can donoun phraseHaving sufficient power, force, or efficacy to accomplish an objective"All we can do, if somebody becomes violent, is punish them- lock them up or execute them- but we don't need to worry about changing the social environment or the social preconditions that may lead people to become violent because that's irrelevant.”--Dr. Gilligan (Moving Forward), efficacy, possibility, accomplishment
yAmericaProper nounEgo-centric reference to The United States of America.
Also referred to as The US or USA
I explained that America owed everything it has to other cultures and other nations. and that I would rather pledge allegiance to the Earth and everyone on it.(Fresco) Another example: …."is the US planning to bomb Iran?......America is sponsoring terror attacks in Iran..." from Moving Forward intro, U.S., USA, U.S.A.Please note that according to LTI Guidelines, the preference is US as opposed to U.S. (omission of periods in common abbreviations)
yapplication of the scientific method for social concernXnoun phraseThe use of scientific processes and technology to dramatically increase the social well-being of all peopleThe application of "the scientific method for social concern" is an oft-repeated mantra for the basis of social operation in a RBEM. While the obviousness of this in regard to industry is simple enough to understand, it is important to also realize its value in regard to human behavior. (TZM FAQ)
yarrive at decisionsXpredicate words: verb & modifying phraseto make up one's mind, to determine, resolve or settle on a choice, based on accurate feedback from the total environmentPeople do not make decisions, they arrive at them.
?associative memorycompound nounthe process by which one thought or memory triggers another.
such triggers may include words, feelings, sights, sounds, smells, images, actions, tunes, etc..
In an environment of creative games, associative memory and the experiences gained form the basis of creative thinking. --Jacque Fresco on Education in the RBE.
yautomationXnounthe use of control systems and information technologies to reduce or eliminate the need for human work in the production of goods and services.The system uses no money and makes goods and services available without a price tag, debt, barter, or servitude of any kind. If we use our technology intelligently, we can create an abundance of goods and services for the entire planet. We use machines and automation to produce and distribute all manufactured products, which will be available at distribution centers to everyone., robotics, mechanization,
yautomated pneumatic tubesnounsystems that propel cylindrical containers through a network of tubes by compressed air or by partial vacuum, specifically for solid objects, products, packages
ybalanced-load economynoungenerally refers to a condition of national finance in which both its imports and its exports are of an equal proportion. Within a global RBE, this translates to all shipping and transportation carriers being fully utilized at all time, i.e. no one-way (empty) trucks or ships moving about the planet
?beltnouna circular area reserved for specific use.
See "agricultural belt for an example
it seems rational to place these functions in belts based on the amount of land required for each goal
behavioral violencecompound nounAggressive behavior that causes physical or emotional harm to others, or threatens to. It can range from verbal abuse to the destruction of a victim's personal property.“Violence is not universal. It is not symmetrically distributed throughout the human race. There is a huge variation in the amount of violence in different societies. There are some societies that have virtually no violence. There are others that destroy themselves."--Dr. James Gilligan (Zeitgeist Moving Forward) violence, physical violence, abusive behaviorIn Zeigeist Moving Forward, behavioral violence is addressed by Robert Sapolsky, Gabor Mate, Richard Wilkinson, as well as James Gilligan who is quoted here.
y"Beyond Politics,
Poverty and War"
proper noun: sloganThe Venus Project's primary 'tagline' or slogan, included in their logo/banner and used in numerous other places within TVP materials
ybiasXnounprejudice, having a fixed idea that is often derived from some aspect of culture such as social, economic, or religious stratificationIt's called "arriving at decisions" as opposed to "making" them which is a subjective act based on incomplete information and very often cultural or personal biases.; inclination
ybiosocial theoryXnoun phraseTheory in behavioral and social science that suggests the attribution of disorders of personality and conditions of mind to the reaction of biologically determined personality traits to environmental stimuli. The first part of the Biosocial Theory of Creativity is that there is a definitive link between madness, also known as irrationality, and creativity. Many of the greatest creative thinkers, Van Gogh as an example, went mad later in their lifetime. Also, mad people who are held in psychotic wards have been found to create masterpieces of art, especially in the avant-garde style. It has been proposed that the suffering of mentally ill people is compensated when they perform great works of art, as an opposite end of their mental spectrum.
nBo FilterPersonBo Filter is an author.
It is difficult to maintain a viewer’s interest in what Bo Filter describes as our “post-literate society”, and I make no apologies for attempting to move and entertain in addition to educate.,target
ybook smartsXcompound nounhaving succeeded scholastically, but not necessarily in the real world.Creativity will always serve you better than book smarts.
yboom and bustXnoun phraseA great buildup in the price of a particular commodity or, alternately, the localized rise in an economy, often based upon the value of a single commodity, followed by a downturn as the commodity price falls due to a change in economic circumstances or the collapse of unrealistic expectations. the problem we're seeing in the world is not the result of some inflationary cycle boom and bust phenomenon
ybreak faith withPredicate words: verb & objectto stop supporting an idea or person, especially by not doing what was promisedAnd unless it wants to break faith with its social function DISLOYAL TO; be unfaithful to; be untrue to; betray
yby designprepositional phraseas a result of a plan; intentionally; as intended
yCD (certificate of deposit)nouna financial product commonly offered to consumers in the United States by banksI put it into a CD at 4% interest
ycarrying capacityXnoun phraseIn relation to Earth's resources, the potential to sustain without depletionit has to be related to the carrying capacity of the earth,
cash holdingsnounmoney that a person or company keeps available to spend, rather than investing it
catastrophicadjectiveinvolving or causing sudden great damage or suffering;
extremely unfortunate or unsuccessful.
ycentral cybernated systemnoun phrasefunctions as the brain and nervous system of each city, and connects it with all other cities to form the global network.
ycentral (computerized) databasenoun phrasea data management approach where essentially all data is always available anywhere across the global network. this would replace the many separate and closed (proprietary) data systems that are currently serving private interests today,
Not to be confused with a "centralized database"
yCentral (organizational) domenoun phrasethe central dome houses the core of the cybernated system, educational facilities, access center, computerized communications, networking systems, health and child care facilities.
chapter (literature)noun
chapter (organization)noun
circular city (cities-total enclosure city)compound nounclosed system city which supply all needs by itself.?
ycities in the seanoun phrasepeople's comunities living in the seathese means the contructions of civilizations in the sea, a people comunity living in a structure architectonicsmarine cities
ycity systems compound nounAnd this brings us back to our city system.
ycivil libertiescompound noun
classic market economicscompound noun
ycloud-cuckoo-landXcompound nounBritish phrase coined from a play by Aristophanes--"The Birds". --A fanciful or ideal realm.... it is legalized fraud by a private closed-loop banking cartel based on "cloud-cuckoo-land" logic, apart from that? - Ben McLeish--The Future of Economics - A Perspective from The Zeitgeist MovementNever-never land
yCollateralized Debt Obligation (CDO)Proper compound nouna form of investment-grade security that is usually backed by pools of non-mortgage bonds, loans, or other assets
ycommon heritage (of all the world's people)Xcompound nouna legacy or birthright that is the same for all peopledeclaring all the natural resources on the planet as common heritage to all people
ycompliance officerXcompound noun/Generally, a CCO is in charge of overseeing and managing compliance issues within an organization, ensuring, for example, that a company is complying with regulatory requirements, and that the company and its employees are complying with internal policies and procedures. At Christmas, who gets the biggest bonus at Christmas in an average broker job? The compliance officer.
ycomprehensiveXadjectivelarge in scopeSo, when I use the term 'a comprehensive systems approach' I'm talking about doing an inventory of the area first and determining what that area can supply
ycomputerizationXnoun the control of processes by computersCybernation, which combines robotics and computerization.
ycomputerizedXadjectiveto furnish with a computer or computer system OR to enter, process, or store (information) in a computer or system of computers.
yconditionXnouna premise upon which the fulfillment of an agreement depends
In our materials, we often use it to mean disease (i.e resource link)
Most complex conditions might have a predisposition that has a genetic component
yconditioningXnoun or verbA process of behavior modification by which a subject comes to associate a desired behavior with a previously unrelated stimulus.Simultaneously, the population suffers from a fear of change, for their conditioning assumes a static identity.; training; educating
yconspicuousXadjectiveobvious to the eye or minda tower conspicuous at a great distanceeasy to notice; obvious
yconspicuous consumptionXcompound nounwasteful or excessive spending as a display of wealth or in order to maintain or achieve a higher level of social status.And our society, as it exists can only operate if our values support the conspicuous consumption it requires to continue the market system.
yContour Craftingcompound nounconstruction process that uses a computer-controlled crane or gantry to build edifices rapidly and efficiently without manual labor.Contour Crafting is actually a fabrication technology-the so-called 3D printing- when you directly build 3D objects from a computer model.
yconveyorXnounespecially a mechanical apparatus that transports materials, packages, or items being assembled from one place to another.
In our materials, conveyors transport people, too!
Electric trams, conveyors, transveyors and maglevs- which can take you virtually anywhere in the city
yCorporationnouna group of people (business) authorized by law to act as a legal personality & have its own powers, duties, and liabilities separate from its individual membersWith four corporations owning all major media outlets, objective information is impossible.
ycorporate constituencycompound nounStakeholders involved in or served by the corporation's interestsHow do we do that? With money, and our corporate constituency has plenty.
yCorporatocracynouna government that serves the interest of, and may be run by, corporations and involves ties between government and business; a ruling class determined by corporations rather than political entitiesthe policies of the government are basically forged by the corporatocracy
ycost efficiency
ycreated out of debtverb and modifying phase
Creative Commons LicenseProper Compound Noun
ycredentialism (tendency)noun
ycretinnounA cretin is a person who's behavior is offensive to others.Culture in Decline, Episode #3, C.V.D. bastard, beast, bleeder [British], blighter [chiefly British], boor, bounder, bugger, buzzard, cad, chuff, churl,clown, creep, cretin, crud [slang], crumb [slang], cur, dirtbag [slang], dog, fink, heel, hound, joker, louse, lout, pill, rat, rat fink, reptile, rotter, schmuck [slang], scum, scumbag [slang],scuzzball [slang], skunk, sleaze, sleazebag [slang], sleazeball [slang], slime, slimeball [slang], slob, snake, so-and-so, sod [chiefly British], stinkard, stinker, swine, toad, varmint,verminThis word is often confused with Cretan (a person who is from Crete).
curiosityThere is not such thing.What they call curiosity is the attractiveness of one object over another or a difference of in an appearance or movementTVP Seminar #86 (14 April 2013)
ycybernatedadj or verbcontrolled or managed by computersThe Future by Design is a self-regulated society governed by a cybernated system of supply and demand. computerized
cybernated knowledge base
ycybernationnoun the control of processes by computer; Allowing technology (computers) to control various aspects of society; Wedding of computerization with machine automationThe most advanced form of mechanization is called cybernation.
ycybernatornouna home computer responsible for climatization, communication, health, entertainment, etc. Can be verbally commanded.
decaying society
ydecision makingcompound nounDecision making can be regarded as the mental processes (cognitive process) resulting in the selection of a course of action among several alternative scenarios.the decision making system now is mainly based upon different industries which feel that they have a good product
ydemand/distribution tracking systemcompound noun
ydeprivation nlounschools shutting down,
yderegulationnounDeregulation is the removal or simplification of government rules and regulations that constrain the operation of market forces.Additionally, due to production-deregulation, environmental destruction is perpetual
ydesalinizationnounRemoving salt from waterIt's the technicians that produce the desalinization plants.
ydescentsThe rules of inheritance established by law in cases in which there is no will naming the persons to receive the possessions of a person who has died. The rules of descent vary somewhat from state to state and will usually be governed by the law of the state in which the deceased party lived.Hence, the public has the rights of regulating Descents, and all other Conveyances of Property, and even of limiting the quantity and uses of it.,target
dishonestyis a manifestation of poorly environmental information
ydesignnoun/verb(n) a plan of construction, or (v) to devise a plan of construction
designedverbplanned or constructedengineered
designernouna person who constructs a planan engineer
ydeterministic view of lifenoun phrase
ydevelopment trackcompound noun
ydifferential advantagecompound noun
ydumbing down noun phrase (gerund)The process of making people less intelligent through a lack of decent education, TV programmes with stupid topics, overdoses of hero worship to pop stars and sports figures, etc.
yDutch Hunger WinterProper compound nounConditions in the uterus can give rise to life-long changes in genetic material. People in their sixties who were conceived during the Hunger Winter of 1944-45 in the Netherlands have been found to have a different molecular setting for a gene which influences growth.Be a Dutch Hunger Winter fetus and half a century later, everything else being equal, you are more likely to have high blood pressure of "Dutch Hunger Winter " here:
ydynamic equilibriumcompound nouncondition in which the rate of loss in a system is equal to the rate of gain, resulting in a steady stateAnd this means not only tracking our rates of use but the rates of earthly regeneration as well. This is called “Dynamic Equilibrium”.
yeconomic hitmencompound nounagents employed by multi-national corporations and wealthy elites to funnel trillions of dollars from international foreign aid organizations to the world’s wealthiest families. Acting on a global scale, these agents have been known to pay off and extort politicians, rig elections, produce fraudulent financial reports, and even resort to sex and murder to achieve their objectives.We, economic hit men, really have been the ones responsible for creating this first truly global empire
yefficiency strategycompound noun
efficient (e coefficient of)
yelectric companycompound noun