I found the Venus Project to be very similar to Book 3 of the book series "Conversations with God," where advanced civilizations were discussed.
Essentially the jobs of the world would be done by technology and people would focus more on advanced learning and teaching for spiritual growth and evolution.
I didn't watch the last 30 minutes of the video yet (Addendum), but I didn't see much discussion on the fact that people would still need to work - doing such jobs as engineering these machines, building the machines, and the machines that will build other machines. People would essentially still be working, but the jobs would be more focused on computerization and advanced technologies. And many of these jobs I'm sure would be just as mundane in some aspects as many of todays jobs. I think what the Venus Project is addressing is where people would essential be in a world of equality rather than competition (which money often fuels) and speaks to where people would have the opportunity to live their highest potential, by doing what they are interested in, and flourishing in those areas.
However, even if money is out of the equation, the ego still remains, and the ego is the real root of what causes competition. With that, people would still socially desire various types of status. I think the use of money is the reflection of the ego, but is not the "root of evil," it can however, emphasize, or instigate the inflation of one's ego, as money is seen as power. Money though, is neutral, it is merely energy, it is the use of, the choice of use (free will), that directs the flow of energy.
As this movie points out, the choice of how money is manipulated through the banks, breeds competition and a hierarchy of humanity.
With this in mind... I am beginning to wonder if the current financial crisis is not purposefully developed as part of a larger plan, and since we are in the Conspiracy Theory room, it may be safe to say that the famous NWO may be the desired goal. It's interesting how the Federal Reserve is now giving direct loans to small businesses around the world... by giving these direct loans, it creates a closer network of ownership by one centralized bank.