In many ways, the late Jacque Fresco’s design for the Venus Project is quite aligned with some of the visions I have for Titanium Shores.
I always liked Fresco and the Venus Project. I think a lot of VP material can be used as an inspiration for TS. The devil is in the details though, so I recommend approaching VP ideas
a-la-carte, choosing what to take in and what to leave out. I remember that the VP had its internal disagreements, with a
Zeitgeist Movement eventually splitting off.
The Venus project is a bit too overdesigned and controlled. It has certain advantages based in consistency but limits innovation and does not do much to support specific needs of the community in different sectors. More freedom for things to develop 'organically' would be desirable. The economic model proposed by the Venus project is also something that should probably be avoided. There is little evidence to suggest that their concept of a resource based economy is a functional or healthy one. Beyond that there is nothing fundamentally wrong with the idea of closer community and more sustainable living methods. They are things worth having and can be found in many an interesting design concept and in existing places throughout the world.