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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.


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.


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.


The New Argonauts

Dream type: Growth

On the way to work this morning, I run over a pothole. Momentarily annoyed, I take solace in knowing that simultaneously my car tagged its GPS location into the open source city database. Halfway through my day, I remember that I need to renew my drivers license so I log onto my personalized iCali government page and flip a gchat to Annie over at the DMV. At night, I fall asleep astounded that only six years ago government relied on forms and phones for those services and proud that Californians are leading the world towards the new society.

by: Patrick Atwater | Jan 24, 2011

14 people like this.


Dream it, Plan it, Do it: A Citizen Engagement Game

Dream type: Transformation

The text message: Vote by 5p! The issue: Regional jobs plan. Eligible participants passed previous game levels. They understand the issues and know their elected officials. Citizens are informed and involved. Counties compete for highest participation rates. Cities compete for best in County. The winners: All Californians. People interact to discuss issues, wearing buttons to prompt dialogue. Politicians heed the opinions of the informed and engaged. Concerned citizens mobilize for concerted action to improve society. Buying power and voting power is harnessed. Better use of resources and greater appreciation for humanity are the results.

by: Kevin Sved | Feb 1, 2011

2 people like this.


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.


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.


Life As We Know It

Dream type: Transformation

You know most people think that life will be mostly about technology. I mean now that you hear about the iPad coming out you get excited and all that. For California a lot of it will be about all the things you buy because of all the pop culture around you. I believe that many dreams come from the excitement that builds up! My dream is that everyone gets to have a better life by interacting with others. I really want friends to be everywhere! I wouldn't want anyone to be left out. It would be awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

by: Hannah | Jan 8, 2011

9 people like this.


Land of Technology and Education

Dream type: Transformation

Problems that plague California can be solved with new, undeveloped technologies. Fossil fuels eliminated, disasters avoided, hunger ended, and pollution eliminated. We need to invest heavily in education to achieve this. Tomorrow's scientists need the best recourses available to them, which means better education. A better education can be reached by granting the schools more money and computerizing the educational system. We need to make schools a place kids want to be not have to be. If you want to change a society you need to first change its schools for the future will be decided by its posterity.

by: Ryan Nguyen | Jan 27, 2011

15 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.


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