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Accept the Challenge

Dream type: Growth

I see the kids playing tag. Each student laughing as they get their daily run in. Much easier then doing a mile in P.E. like I did when I was a kid. I clapped my hands and they ran over. Each one smiling. Time for snack! I brought over cups of yogurt and fruit for little Greg who was lactose intolerant. "Remember kids, today we are learning about ancient China. It's time to Sumo-wrestle!" I told them. We transformed the future. I see California as a fun learning environment with new healthy changes. Accept the challenge!

by: Sara | Jan 31, 2011

35 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.


Schools Overthrown by Online Homeschooling

Dream type: Transformation

I'm a mother of two, living in the Bay Area in 2018. Like most other people I know, I've pulled my kids out of the failing school system. It was an obvious choice when I saw how many interactive, self-directed learning resources are out there now, free with the standard Internet connection that follows us everywhere. My kids love learning again, because they get to pick what's relevant to them and go at their own pace. The world is our classroom, and we find friends wherever we go. Much better than sitting in a backwards school box all day.

by: IFTF - Alexandra Carmichael | Oct 24, 2010

44 people like this.


RE-PARADISE

Dream type: Transformation

I look out my window at "Duane's Dream," one of many citizen visions for California's future that Hollywood is making show up all around us. It flows over the white and living roofs cooling things down and goes pixel when it hits the community solar panels. I do my shift at my community garden, foundation for the "Livelihood" economy I live in (jobs are SO old paradigm). Then I facilitate a citizen game session on how to grow our state currency system that is paying for the California paradise we are all making together. We re-paradise California, every day.

by: Mimi K | Dec 8, 2010

10 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.


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.


Pollution

Dream type: Collapse

Another day in California of 2020; broken buildings, garbage lying around, the smell of burnt plastic, dirty people and smelly pets. My job stinks: I get paid minimum wage (5000$ an hour), my job is dirty and disgusting, and I'm very hungry. I'm walking home, past broken cars, and robotic cops. I almost get into one of those street fights, but sneak past it. I put on my gas mask as I went past a local factory. I'm finally home. But it's a very cheap home (1,500,000$ a month). Life was better 10 years ago.

by: Tobias Avison | Dec 5, 2010

8 people like this.


help the homeless

Dream type: Transformation

I think that California should help the homeless because first, everyone needs a home. Second, in recent facts 1.6 to 1.7 million people under 18 will experience homelessness each year. Isn't that just sad. If that is not good enough, 1 out of every 3 homeless people are under the age of 18. These are some reasons I think California's future is to help the homeless. Thank you. This was written by Alexander Tobyn Wilson (Toby Wilson). email: clubdorks@yahoo.com

by: TOBY WILSON | Dec 11, 2010

5 people like this.


Positive Futures Arts and Media

Dream type: Transformation

As an LA based filmmaker and artist I will have sold projects that portray a more positive future for humanity as a result of my work with the Millennium Project's Global Arts and Media Node http://www.millennium-project.org. I will have a TV series on the air and web that I am producing with a great team that showcases futurists, innovators, visionaries and inventors and their solutions for a better future in all areas of life -- education, health and medicine, entertainment, business, fashion, home lifestyle, travel, transportation, science, etc. This show will inspire viewers to see a vision for a more evolved humanity and hope for a better future. Ideas that will inspire creation and implementation. http://www.c3so.com

by: Kate McCallum | Nov 12, 2010

129 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.


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