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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

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Trash? What's that?

Dream type: Constraint

Every take-out box, packaging, utensils are all compostable, or recyclable. All eating facilities, malls, restaurants, cafeterias have a mandatory recycling program for patrons where there are available containers for recyclables and compost. It will become second nature for Californians to know which are recyclables, compostable, and actual trash, and the norm to see those available containers in all public areas. Also, that all households in California recycle everything that is recyclable, and have very little, to no trash. This dream is already a reality in one Bay Area city, a local mall, and in some homes. Let’s continue this dream.

by: Chris | Jan 12, 2011

11 people like this.


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.


onechange

Dream type: Transformation

I imagine this one person is going to work he heads his car but than he thinks, I will ride my bike to work. Than his friend that lives next door and says to the man ''what are you doing?'' asked the friend he says I am riding my bike to work. His friend says '' I think I will too!''. Then the whole city is changing there ways. Just because one made that thought and rode his bike to work instead of his car. So one choice can change a lot of choices you make.

by: ashley | Jan 8, 2011

6 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.


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.


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.


A Health Priority: Keeping Your Good Health

Dream type: Transformation

California does not focus on Illness, where being sick is the norm, but California focuses on keeping and maintaining each person’s good health, from childhood to adulthood. Promoting a healthy lifestyle and prevention is California’s health priority. Life is not about the latest medicines, the latest glucose monitor, it’s not about looking towards your weekly trip to the outpatient clinic, but it’s about enjoying life, free of ailments, as a result of all the many simple, inexpensive, even free, ways and techniques you have been educated and informed with on how to keep yourself stress-free, relaxed, laughing, positive, and happy.

by: Christina M. | Jan 12, 2011

18 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.


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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