Sort by:

The New Argonauts

Dream type: Growth

On the way to work this morning, I run over a pothole. Momentarily annoyed, I take solace in knowing that simultaneously my car tagged its GPS location into the open source city database. Halfway through my day, I remember that I need to renew my drivers license so I log onto my personalized iCali government page and flip a gchat to Annie over at the DMV. At night, I fall asleep astounded that only six years ago government relied on forms and phones for those services and proud that Californians are leading the world towards the new society.

by: Patrick Atwater | Jan 24, 2011

14 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.


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.


California and the rebuilding over other states

Dream type: Collapse

My dream is that California will fall to pieces, but we can fix it. Its people, its government, the environment will fail. It's all ready bad enough in the United States. It'll do good to fix the U.S., state by state. We just need more effort in the community. That's why I've come up with the plan to fix everything. We'll start with the most visited places. We'll fix these up with funds we'll borrow from the U.S. Once the places are rebuilt we can fix the rest with the funds from the rebuilt states.

by: Diamond | Jan 18, 2011

6 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.


California: From Sim to Saved

Dream type: Growth

Thanks to a highly interactive, realistic, and dramatically compelling sim application, negotiations and conflict resolution becomes more available and affordable. In a safe, learning environment, people can see the true scope of a problem and experience how it looks from all stakeholders. Then they can work toward a viable solution, which they can then take to the real world.

by: Larry Bograd | Dec 13, 2010

24 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.


Infrastructure and Exports Restore California as an Economic Power

Dream type: Transformation

High tides flood low-lying areas while a series of desalination power-dikes are built. Most of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach adapt to higher seas first. The Golden Gate Northern Rail Dike causes inland ports to close. As a result, a controversial port is being built in Half Moon Bay, and most inland oil refineries now produce biofuel from home-grown algae. Because of expensive importation costs, California has become a major manufacturing state, exporting durable goods, vehicles, clean tech, and bio-pharmaceuticals. The resulting economic growth fuels the sustainable expansion of dry cities to absorb migrations from flooded communities.

by: Martijn Mollet | Dec 7, 2010

11 people like this.


The Best Dream Keeps on Going!

Dream type: Constraint

This dream that I am imaging is amazing. It could happen in the next few years. This would help everyone. There would be more homeless societies. Many homeless people die everyday from not having food, jobs, or places to live. Next we would make a system where there will be no polution. That would help us and the animals. Also, I would want there to be more security gadgets. Many people are losing special things because they are being robbed. My dream is great and with the things we have and California has together we can make a change!

by: Anna-Claire Dennis | Dec 15, 2010

12 people like this.


My dream is to have a society with no criminals

Dream type: Transformation

Tired of seeing mischievous kids stealing candy at stores or them toilet papering peoples houses? What if that was your house that or toilet papered? This path will most likely lead them to being drug dealers and violent gangs. Hello my name is Stanford Midling and I want to help California be a safer place for family, friends, and relatives. I live in a small town called Santa Maria and I heard that someone got decapitated. More and more kids are doing drugs and alcohol and we must do something about it.

by: Stanford.Midling@gmail.com | Jan 27, 2011

8 people like this.


Now that you're inspired, enter your dream!