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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.


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.


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.


The Power of Less

Dream type: Constraint

In my future California, we will reduce our wastefulness and value quality over disposability, as resources become more scarce. High-tech products will adapt to our needs--featuring universal, replaceable parts and reducing our reliance on landfills and export of electronic refuse. A slower economy will mean less shopping and more time for learning and gathering with family and friends. In energy gyms, our exercise will generate power for our communities. New homes will be smaller, with permaculture gardens and solar panels. Communities will feature parks and co-working spaces. We will collaborate online to quickly respond to local and global crises.

by: Kerry | Jan 11, 2011

10 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.


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.


California Communities Transformed by Regionalized Sustainable Food System

Dream type: Transformation

A future day reveals California transformed by community based economic innovations in the food system. On this day, California’s communities are connected, resilient and strong. I see a future in which our neighborhoods have a vibrant food and farm industry; we are healthy by accessing fresh affordable food; our rich diversity is expressed by preserving food heritage; our environment is free of industrial toxins; and our once disenfranchised communities are empowered to sustain their own health and beyond. Support my project Farm Food Connect in developing models, tools and incentives that enable this dream to be a reality.

by: Esperanza Pallana | Dec 16, 2010

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.


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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.


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.


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