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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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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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California and the rebuilding over other states

Dream type: Collapse

My dream is that California will fall to pieces, but we can fix it. Its people, its government, the environment will fail. It's all ready bad enough in the United States. It'll do good to fix the U.S., state by state. We just need more effort in the community. That's why I've come up with the plan to fix everything. We'll start with the most visited places. We'll fix these up with funds we'll borrow from the U.S. Once the places are rebuilt we can fix the rest with the funds from the rebuilt states.

by: Diamond | Jan 18, 2011

6 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.


Collaboration in the Face of Collapse

Dream type: Collapse

After catastrophic failure in the San Joaquin delta, crippling water shortages strike much of California. Economic failure and mass exodus ensue. The wealthy retreat to fortressed communities. Those of us who stay contend with abject poverty. Yet in the face of such desperation, cooperation and efficiency abound. Food, shelter, and services are shared. I start a community garden with friends, watered through rain catchment and greywater. Materials from the glut of abandoned buildings are scavenged and recycled. Services no longer available from the shuttered private sector nor the bankrupt government are now provided through collaborative efforts and the underground economy

by: Andre Morand | Nov 2, 2010

21 people like this.


California: From Sim to Saved

Dream type: Growth

Thanks to a highly interactive, realistic, and dramatically compelling sim application, negotiations and conflict resolution becomes more available and affordable. In a safe, learning environment, people can see the true scope of a problem and experience how it looks from all stakeholders. Then they can work toward a viable solution, which they can then take to the real world.

by: Larry Bograd | Dec 13, 2010

24 people like this.


Breathing Deeply Again

Dream type: Growth

Realizing that fossil fuel use cannot completely be curtailed within a timeframe of 10 years, California capitalizes on its reputation as a green state and develops giant carbon scrubbers. These dot the landscape like windmills, and are able to cleanse pollution from cities, airports, and factories. Los Angeles, the one-time smog capital of the world, is now a paradise of fresh clean air. The construction of these enormous towers leads to millions of green jobs. These towers are shaped like giant trees and are affectionately called "Beanstalks". Children ride their bikes and skateboards outdoors without fear of asthma .

by: Michael Minadeo | Jan 19, 2011

118 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.


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.


The REAL internet of things! The intelligent underground pipline.

Dream type: Transformation

I've got to get my widgets to market! I load them onto an intelligent, autonomous vehicle which ferries them to The Pipeline hub - an underground "cargo superhighway" which connects the world the way the internet connected us electronically. The products are loaded into a pod, propelled magnetically to a distribution center outside the city which has its own terminal. There the widgets are divided and combined with other widgets and sent on their way, autonomously, to depots around the region. Highways are clearer, the air cleaner. Californian companies manufacture and export the machinery, and generate billions in revenue.

by: Rick Schettino | Dec 7, 2010

12 people like this.


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