The film begins with an animated sequence narrated by Jacque Fresco. He describes his adolescent life and his discontinuation of public education at the age of 14 and describes his early life influences.
Human behavior and the nature vs. nurture debate is discussed. Robert Sapolsky sums up his opinion of the nature vs. nurture debate in which he refers to it as a "false dichotomy." The film then says that it is neither nature nor nurture that solely shapes human behavior, but the combination of both. Disease, criminal activity and addictions are also discussed. In part two John Lockeand Adam Smith are discussed in regard to modern economics. In Two Treatises of Government, John Locke lays out the fundamental principles of private ownership of land, labor and capital. In The Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith uses the term invisible hand as a means to explain how an individual's self-interest benefits society as a whole. A critical view of economic theory is made by questioning the need for private property, money and the inherent inequality between agents in the system. In part three as with Zeitgeist: Addendum, the film presents a "resource-based economy" as advocated by Jacque Fresco. In part four the current world wide situation is described as disastrous. A case is presented that pollution, deforestation, climate change, overpopulation, and warfare are all created and perpetuated by the socioeconomic system.