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Catalyst Cohousing Movement 2019

Dream type: Transformation

We completed our 40 unit cohousing complex in East Palo Alto last year. We built here because we could afford it and contribute to this community. The idea was to create cohousing that catalyzed positive things in the community, helped us achieve self-sufficiency, and served as a homeschool for our children. As such, all of the services offered cohousers is open to the community - the laundry, school, garden, tool library, carshare & more. The community has embraced us even though we're minorities. And it's great to be part of a network of 1,550 similar projects in California.

by: Neal Gorenflo | Dec 7, 2010

22 people like this.


The Isles of California

Dream type: Transformation

After the catastrophic collapse of the North Atlantic Conveyor in 2011, society struggled to cope with sudden re-glaciation and seemingly instantaneous 150-foot sea level rises. Time-lapse satellite photography would show California appearing to 'sink' into the ocean, as populations sought higher ground in the coastal range, Sierras, and westward. As local communities re-formed in the hills above a new coastline, they would come to call themselves the "Water Tribes." A typical day would see vertical hydroponic farms, teams of recovery divers pulling up lost treasures, and portable osmotic desalination and power generators cobbled together by refugee engineering talent.

by: David Anderson | Nov 9, 2010

14 people like this.


Citizen Teachers & Neighborhood Universities

Dream type: Transformation

I'm going to a bioengineering class taught by my friend Kurt, who has a PhD in the area, 10 years of experience, and some free time. Kurt recently finished the Citizen Teacher program that trains people to teach California standard college-level courses in their neighborhoods. I'm pursuing a degree in bioengineering, taking single classes while working full-time. I'll apply for a medical research grant with my community lab soon. I receive a group text that there will be a pop quiz tonight. I review my notes and quiz the other students in the state-organized ride-share. It's in the bag.

by: Eri Gentry | Jan 31, 2011

2 people like this.


5 QUESTIONS - [ the departure to an utopian synthetic biology future ]

Dream type: Transformation

Year 2018 - the Anthroposophists are the scientific forefront in Synthetic Biology. The story explores one possible future for Synthetic Biology through an paradigm- shift. This made it possible to create a synthetic world tailored to the holistic mindset of the Anthroposophical Society. It raises the question how far we would go with engineering the nature to our needs and how this could be justified with fairly questionable thinking.

by: Veronica Ranner | Dec 7, 2010

58 people like this.


The Open Source School

Dream type: Transformation

Before heading to the lab I search online for TOSSers, the approximately 11.3 million refugees of K-12 schools and ivory towers/strip malls who form The Open Source learning network ("no idea excluded/no individual standardized"). Diagnostic fractals of the TOSS knowledge base look like an expanding coral reef Dr. Seuss drew with his toes. If you can find a guide to take you on, collaborate on a Purposeful Goal, and ask you the right Question(s), you're in. Welcome to the search for big ideas among every person, experience and document in existence. California is now a state of mind.

by: David Preston | Jan 20, 2011

107 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.


Trash? What's that?

Dream type: Constraint

Every take-out box, packaging, utensils are all compostable, or recyclable. All eating facilities, malls, restaurants, cafeterias have a mandatory recycling program for patrons where there are available containers for recyclables and compost. It will become second nature for Californians to know which are recyclables, compostable, and actual trash, and the norm to see those available containers in all public areas. Also, that all households in California recycle everything that is recyclable, and have very little, to no trash. This dream is already a reality in one Bay Area city, a local mall, and in some homes. Let’s continue this dream.

by: Chris | Jan 12, 2011

11 people like this.


A Calling of Humanity

Dream type: Transformation

December 25th 2020. I’m 33 today and filled with hope and gratitude. Project Evolve which started in California is now worldwide. The Golden State inspired the world through arts/entertainment and now leads us into the Golden Age. Project Evolve tapped into the shift in the human consciousness and created an interactive website. Connecting local citizens with common goals/interests to better their communities. We believed it would take technology and heart to bring harmony back to earth. It soon manifested into "Evolve" events/contests with workshops and research projects. Project Evolve has become a calling for all humanity to work together.

by: Christopher DuBois | Jan 28, 2011

58 people like this.


Revolutionary Uses of Space to Strengthen California

Dream type: Growth

New space technologies will address many pressing California needs. Every day, California citizens will benefit from uses of space for wildfire location and fighting, increasing agriculture output, strengthening border security and first responder and law enforcement, water resources management, educational effectiveness, disaster (earthquake?) mitigation and recovery, entertainment, health management, and even the arts. The industries that create and exploit space systems will be a significant source of new jobs and economic prosperity in California. Future California industries will provide orbital communications and sensing systems, factories, hotels and even orbiting power production systems delivering products and services for the entire Earth.

by: Stan Rosen | Jan 6, 2011

5 people like this.


Collaboration in the Face of Collapse

Dream type: Collapse

After catastrophic failure in the San Joaquin delta, crippling water shortages strike much of California. Economic failure and mass exodus ensue. The wealthy retreat to fortressed communities. Those of us who stay contend with abject poverty. Yet in the face of such desperation, cooperation and efficiency abound. Food, shelter, and services are shared. I start a community garden with friends, watered through rain catchment and greywater. Materials from the glut of abandoned buildings are scavenged and recycled. Services no longer available from the shuttered private sector nor the bankrupt government are now provided through collaborative efforts and the underground economy

by: Andre Morand | Nov 2, 2010

21 people like this.


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