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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

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Algal Bloom

Dream type: Transformation

Mayor Villaraigosa's creation of the LA Cleantech Corridorâ„¢ (2008) lay the groundwork for a restoration of the once-mighty Los Angeles River. Funded by water bonds, and powered by permaculture and synthbio, the campaign was long - with the waterway formally declared 'clean' in late 2015. 18 months after 'mission accomplished', a collosal algal mat floats beneath the East LA Interchange, filtering toxins from the water; in Paramount and East Compton, green algae provides an emerging Nutrition Commons; and further downstream, the marijuana sharecroppers of Long Beach use unlicensed channels to rerout water - irrigating their backyard plantations for free.

by: Justin Pickard | Oct 28, 2010

17 people like this.


Learning

Dream type: Transformation

I dream of us in cub scouts. Everyday we go on a walk. Everyone is in cub scouts and boy scouts and likes it a lot. Everyone has improved and learned in boy scouts and cub scouts. We make a lot of things in cub scouts.

by: R | Nov 17, 2010

16 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.


The paradigm shift dream

Dream type: Transformation

Renewal was found through a new language: http://www.wix.com/markdolamore/marks-free-site of conscience for tapping into the Gaia spirit of the planet. Recognized everywhere now, as you know, this creative spirit automatically generated a genuine cooperative rapport. That all started here, uniting first the state, then the union, now the whole world, through a force of mind, stronger than any state. The paradigm shift, in a short few years created synergy and feedback with nature. That was implanted in a prodigal California, living this last ditch dream, to avert collapse. The entire world now comes in pilgrimage to learn from us.

by: Mark Dolamore | Jan 22, 2011

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the smoky world

Dream type: Collapse

i smell the smoke in the stuffy air. i look across the dry grass. i don't think that we can really call it grass anymore. the waves are splashing up against the bare shore. the shore is black. it has a few coatings of- well i don't think we know what it really is now. the smell in the air is filling my nose. i remember when it used to be salty. i remember the laugh of the children and the sigh of relaxation as the parents settled down. that was the old times though. everyone's life has changed.

by: emily worpenberg | Dec 20, 2010

9 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.


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.


onechange

Dream type: Transformation

I imagine this one person is going to work he heads his car but than he thinks, I will ride my bike to work. Than his friend that lives next door and says to the man ''what are you doing?'' asked the friend he says I am riding my bike to work. His friend says '' I think I will too!''. Then the whole city is changing there ways. Just because one made that thought and rode his bike to work instead of his car. So one choice can change a lot of choices you make.

by: ashley | Jan 8, 2011

6 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

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