list of 50 daydreams
(links to full posts in order, as blogs scroll in reverse)
1. Revolution level passive energy redesign and upcycle of all buildings, home, business, storage, all construction from dog houses to skyscrapers.
2. BYOM (Bring your own mug) water bottle or thermos.
3. Eliminate the digital divide and simultaneously save millions off of print cost across the economy.
4. to-save-world -- end junk mail via the internet for every home and an official USPS current resident/local news, services and sales email.
5. Stop using use-once throw-away plastic bags.
6. Re-shippers -- Reusable mailers for all shipping companies to eliminate cardboard boxes, and paper (SASE) envelopes.
7. No more toxic chemical roof run-off - anywhere.
8. No more asphalt or cement parking lots.
9. People and living creatures first, automobile road design second.
10. Replace monoculture mown and trimmed grass lawns with native grasses and other low maintenance ground cover plants.
11. Plants, plants and more plants -- everywhere. Gardening is the number one hobby worldwide, everyone should have access to fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs.
12. Crowdsolving save-the-world with the collective intelligence.
13. Goats and sheep, lama, etc... in movable fences, to clear brush and trim landscaping near paths and roads, fertilize and aerate land - instead of herbicides, controlled burns, machines and chemical fertilizers.
14. Organic food by default should be - stickerless and crude oil packaging free and pesticide produced products should wear the warning labels.
15. Compost. -- Inspired by the giant rats I watched roam the streets in Portland in the 90s.
16. eating meat with lower cost to the planet than factory farmed pork or beef.
17. Life on the planet dead-serious how-to-save-the-world via our oceans and rivers -- sustainable harvesting of fish and shellfish in tandem with habitat restoration.
18. Improve the human diet by body type, age and physical activity levels - not about losing weight, but for a healthier people and planet.
19. Fibers, dyes and the production of cloth, all types, baby clothes to potting soil “bags” and boat tarps, weighed for environmental impact.
20. Plug-in electric vehicles connected to smart microgrids that run on solar & wind power to replace our crude-oil dependant system.
21. People power paths everywhere -- walking, bicycle, unicycle, wheelchair or skate etc.. - as alternative transportation to roads.
22. End plastic packaging. Stop all plastic use-once-throw-away-trash by designing it out of production.
23. Standardised refillables. For all types of products currently sold in throw-away plastic.
24. Water efficient redesign of all toilet and bathroom plumbing. Flush grey-water or better yet, don't poop and pee in water at all.
25. Solve money. How do we reach that Star Trek utopia where money isn’t?
1. Housing and buildings for small businesses (individual mortgages).
2. The arts, culture, and literature.
3. Postage, packages, and snail-mail.
4. Communication media.
7. Healthcare and medicine.
8. Transportation and shipping.
9. Industry and production for larger businesses.
10. And last Government (I break that one into three parts). A. Politics, B. the work of leadership and C. the military.
26. Oh yeah, I almost forgot. Social currency for the arts, culture and literature is daydream 26/50.
27. Remove money from politics.
28. Truth in journalism and news via peer and public review plus writing credits. Some issues balanced with the rights to publicity and privacy.
29. Drugs and illegal substance laws need to be reevaluated weighing the most current research on the physical harm to the individual health of the users and each specific substance socioeconomic damage and possible benefits to quality of life for populations.
30. Prison reform - the US has the highest documented* (China is not documented) incarceration rate in the world = big complicated problem.
31. Electronic medical records that belong to the patient for safer more accurate and efficient healthcare.
32. Recognise Physical Characteristic Discrimination of ourselves (like racism, misogyny, homophobia, and ageism all rolled into one).
33. The Right to Privacy and the Right to Publicity in the digital age.
34. Family medical history as preventive medicine: as recommended by US Human & Health Services - The Surgeon General's Family Health History Initiative.
35. Crime preventions plus access to health care make the human race's most dreaded 'A' word a solvable problem.
36. Outdoor lighting -- all upcycled and replaced with solar-panel plus light-sensor lamps.
37. Copycat crime and blood guilt of the entire news media industry.
38. Clean-up how we clean ourselves, our homes and our workplaces.
39. An answer for the middle-class (about global economic leveling).
40. Ridding America of unnecessary paper trash, eliminate paper napkins/paper towels, etc... (Define necessary paper :) i.e. no milkshakes sans cup, etc…)
41. Stop planned obsolescence - and make accidental defective designs repairable.
42. Understand the limitations of the human lifespan and live for people who will be here long after we are gone.
43. Economics based on production/profit need to become a thing of the past.
44. Make sure to focus on yourself sometimes.
45. Upcycle the tradition of the Christmas tree to better suit the time we live in.
46. Protect and expand “parks” (p.s. Why do we have to keep calling these areas parks?) - National and state forests and wildlife refuges to tiny urban green spaces with one tree, a green roof or a bench planter at a corner bus stop.
47. Helping families and individuals die with dignity. Stop pain meds epidemic.
48. Birds, window glass birds can see, Window angles 20% away from the sky works, how about less? 7-10% tilt plus an awning to block the reflection of the sky that they dive into and die.
49. Meatless / machineless Mondays.
50. World Wednesday -- every Wednesday.