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Breathing Deeply Again

Dream type: Growth

Realizing that fossil fuel use cannot completely be curtailed within a timeframe of 10 years, California capitalizes on its reputation as a green state and develops giant carbon scrubbers. These dot the landscape like windmills, and are able to cleanse pollution from cities, airports, and factories. Los Angeles, the one-time smog capital of the world, is now a paradise of fresh clean air. The construction of these enormous towers leads to millions of green jobs. These towers are shaped like giant trees and are affectionately called "Beanstalks". Children ride their bikes and skateboards outdoors without fear of asthma .

by: Michael Minadeo | Jan 19, 2011

118 people like this.


Pollution

Dream type: Collapse

Another day in California of 2020; broken buildings, garbage lying around, the smell of burnt plastic, dirty people and smelly pets. My job stinks: I get paid minimum wage (5000$ an hour), my job is dirty and disgusting, and I'm very hungry. I'm walking home, past broken cars, and robotic cops. I almost get into one of those street fights, but sneak past it. I put on my gas mask as I went past a local factory. I'm finally home. But it's a very cheap home (1,500,000$ a month). Life was better 10 years ago.

by: Tobias Avison | Dec 5, 2010

8 people like this.


California Dreamin'

Dream type: Transformation

I dream of a California where creativity, compassion and conservation are our highest ideals. Instead of buying; we make. Instead of taking; we give. Instead of more; we enjoy and care for what we have. I dream of Californians with time to paint the sunset and create stories with their children, with time to talk to a friend or stranger, with time to plant a seed and enjoy nature, with time to create and build a solar and wind-powered sustainable economy. I dream of California Dreamin', where these dreams are reality.

by: Kimberly Overton | Nov 4, 2010

43 people like this.


Festival of the Future

Dream type: Transformation

The start of 2011 sees California embark on an ambitious PR campaign to re-brand itself in effort to boldly go where no state has gone before, declaring the coming Decade of the Future and claiming the title, State of the Future. The zeitgeist-defining move catalyzes the popular imagination with an unprecedented solidarity and a singular vision of unity: a healthy, creative and prosperous future for CA, the nation, and humanity. The centerpiece: Festival of the Future - an annual celebration capturing the spirit of a New Future Age, one driven by foresight, innovation, sustainable solutions and proactive synergies.

by: Mark Riva | Dec 16, 2010

164 people like this.


The California Territory: 2011-2020

Dream type: Collapse

The 2011 economic crisis led to US intervention in California, with Chief Justice Barack Obama revoking statehood for 17 former states in 2015, handing direct control to President Biden's Interior department. Worldwide drought, violent weather, and the die-off of all domestic bees caused the 2016 Bee Famine, and over 60% of Californians emigrated to the former Rust Belt or Haiti in the 2017 Resettlement Act. 2020 California is largely self-reliant based on the Foodshed farming revolution and permatechnology advances, so President Michelle Obama believes California might be ready for statehood in five years. (see http://sto.ly/fDN8hh for more details.)

by: Stowe Boyd | Jan 31, 2011

8 people like this.


Anticipatory Governance

Dream type: Growth

Renewal can only sustainably be achieved if we learn to manage interdependence at all levels. We need to resolve the paradox of locality and global connectedness. Social entrepreneurs often see emerging problems before they are big enough to reach the radar of business and political leaders. Yet they lack resources. In my future civic leadership uses technology to connect with communities around ideas of anticipatory governance. Community level innovation across the board can then be amplified system wide in education, health, energy, food and environment by the same technologies. Renewal needs a renewal of Trust in Leadership.

by: Chris Yapp | Jan 26, 2011

4 people like this.


Where mind is without fear

Dream type: Transformation

California has emerged as a city of culture, honesty, nature and conservation based and unbiased society. Since its inception California is known as a vibrant hub of education, trading and culture. Noted change during these years are its specialty to use efficient and pollution free energy sources and nature-inspired designs in its technology and architecture. The citizens have to care not much about their basic needs because everything is available in plenty so all have enough time to focus on their aesthetics and transcendental way of life.

by: Alok Mishra | Nov 9, 2010

67 people like this.


Companies Without Borders

Dream type: Transformation

Wouldn't it be incredible if the meaning of corporate social responsibility (CSR) expanded to include the creation of NGOs seeded by corporations which deploy doctors to heal their outlying communities and send trainers to outlying schools to teach more about what their companies do and how they do it? These organizations would create pathways of health and education and work with foundations for research. It means that corporations invest in a trust so that this money grows apart and these programs are sustainable, enough that it provides social services that many feel cannot be sustained by state government alone.

by: Pedro Rosado | Jan 30, 2011

5 people like this.


Teachers Save Time; More Time to Teach

Dream type: Growth

Students enter non-essay answers to classroom assignments into hand-held devices. Results are posted to online gradebooks. Teachers re-teach (whole class or small group) as needed, focusing on problem areas. After school, students complete homework assignments and enter answers into hand-held devices or PCs (at home or at a local library). Immediate feedback to student. Automatically posted to online gradebooks. Mini lessons available for re-teaching. Retest student. Teachers and parents are notified of persistent issues and if children fail to complete assignments. Teachers don't waste time with data entry and correcting multiple choice and short answer questions.

by: Marianne Markt | Jan 6, 2011

11 people like this.


A Health Priority: Keeping Your Good Health

Dream type: Transformation

California does not focus on Illness, where being sick is the norm, but California focuses on keeping and maintaining each person’s good health, from childhood to adulthood. Promoting a healthy lifestyle and prevention is California’s health priority. Life is not about the latest medicines, the latest glucose monitor, it’s not about looking towards your weekly trip to the outpatient clinic, but it’s about enjoying life, free of ailments, as a result of all the many simple, inexpensive, even free, ways and techniques you have been educated and informed with on how to keep yourself stress-free, relaxed, laughing, positive, and happy.

by: Christina M. | Jan 12, 2011

18 people like this.


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