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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

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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 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.


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.


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