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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

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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.


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.


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Critical Party

Dream type: Transformation

"A sober-minded assessment of risks and resources" leads California to re-valuate the breadth and depth of its cognitive surplus. Now "California knows how to party" even better and my work feels moar like play. I participate in a superstructure called Critical Party QG. We mash up pop culture with stigmergy networks to produce lively collaboration contexts and project coordination strategies. As a Memeticist, I research Other People's Metaphors and measure their semantic integrity. The strongest bridges support most of tomorrow's parties (edge innovations). This is planetary stewardship with SyCC beats (strongly connected components)!

by: Christine Hodges | Feb 1, 2011

2 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.


The Republic of California

Dream type: Growth

Cutting redwoods for cigar boxes built the wine country. Business too big to fail failed. The undergrowth flourishes. I like our "economic ecosystem;" no room for sentiment… Cali succeeded from the Union, we are self-sufficient, and the parasites went home. Those that love CA stayed home. Institutionalization died but brought collaborative networking. LA has to live within her means. The rising oceans are stemmed by locks sandwiching the Golden Gate. The Interstate system is only open to electric commercial traffic. I like High Speed Rail and bicycles. California is the new cradle of civilization, a new Greece.

by: Danny Teal | Oct 28, 2010

17 people like this.


Growth Scenario from IFTF on Vimeo.

Smart Tech, Smart State

Dream type: Growth

This video checks in with Lisa Garcia in 2020, this time in a future of Growth. Lisa shares her experiences in the entrepreneur economy. A recent grad of the UCLA School of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Lisa is unveiling her new business, an urban data tracker that collects and interprets energy data, on her video blog through her new augmented reality contact lenses. Lisa's adoption of new technology and ability to spot opportunities keeps her ahead in this world of constant innovation.

by: Scott, Lisa and Jason at IFTF | Nov 19, 2010

7 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.


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.


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