Fresco addresses a constant question that arises; “What will the people of the future be like?” He does so by explaining how this is dependent upon the conditions of the environment, or what the environment can provide. Will we have destroyed the oceans and poisoned the land?
Laws and behavior are fixed by the conditions of that time. For example, if there is a scarcity of an item then the price is high for that item and only the wealthy can acquire it. If there is abundance, no laws are formulated to regulate it. If there is a formula for an environment and the environment changes then the formula to live by has to be updated. Fresco explains that if there is an abundance, and access to it, then people don’t have to cooperate and there would be no need for charitable organizations.
There are no good or bad people but behavioral variations according to what is available. He discusses how we try and solve problems from a fixed point of view. The question is, “What are the conditions of the future?” There are no answers, there are changing conditions and we have to work within them. Proposals based on changing conditions are more appropriate than trying to establish a fixed system in the environment. Jacque presents methods of thinking about the Earth and what it can provide.