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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

11 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 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.


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.


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.


recycling everything

Dream type: Transformation

It is 2015. I come home from school in my bike. We go to the store and buy one of a few kinds of clothes. We recycle our old things we don't need and some of them we give away. People don't care very much about money and don't waste it. Everybody helps each other.

by: Y.J.O | Nov 16, 2010

27 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.


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.


Reset

Dream type: Transformation

We are celebrating the 10th anniversary of the implementation of Proposition 245, California Reset--the day when we shut down the dysfunctional operating system that the California State Constitution had become after a generation of bitter partisan amendments passed by ballot initiative, and returned to the 1960 Constitution. In addition, we made ballot initiative constitutional amendments require a 2/3 majority. Ballot initiatives disappeared. The roads are repaired again. The parks are open. Our schools and universities again lead the nation. Business returns, following infrastructure. Legislators have to create the entire budget, and voters hold ideologues responsible for obstruction. Golden California Again!

by: Doug | Jan 3, 2011

7 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.


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