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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.


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.


Instrumented, global, transparent, and clean

Dream type: Transformation

State & civic infrastructure is fully instrumented, driving virtual models and meta-models that report to dashboards and enable scenario modeling of optimizations prior to implementation. Los Angeles has an ecosystem of independent storytellers that deliver immersive transmedia engagements that are custom-tailored by social algorithms to speak to individuals and affinity groups, not just blockbuster audiences. San Francisco has become the de facto center of governance & data management, having integrated its technology nexus with the operational requirements of the state and their global collaborators. All roofs are required to have solar panels but pay no energy utilities.

by: chris | Oct 28, 2010

13 people like this.


Dream it, Plan it, Do it: A Citizen Engagement Game

Dream type: Transformation

The text message: Vote by 5p! The issue: Regional jobs plan. Eligible participants passed previous game levels. They understand the issues and know their elected officials. Citizens are informed and involved. Counties compete for highest participation rates. Cities compete for best in County. The winners: All Californians. People interact to discuss issues, wearing buttons to prompt dialogue. Politicians heed the opinions of the informed and engaged. Concerned citizens mobilize for concerted action to improve society. Buying power and voting power is harnessed. Better use of resources and greater appreciation for humanity are the results.

by: Kevin Sved | Feb 1, 2011

2 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.


Family and education

Dream type: Growth

We all would be one big family working together to make this world a better place. We all would be educated - we all would be doctors and vets and more. We all would be friends and family, we all would care for our world and stop fighting to make it a better place for all of us. We also would still have some fun making our world the best. As you can see that the future i am thinking of. Thank you, California Dreams.

by: youana | Dec 18, 2010

9 people like this.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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