A Good Life 6 - Parsons The New School for Design

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    Imagine the place where you spend most of your time each day – where is it? - In front of my computer.

    Imagine it as you most want it to be.

    1. My #1 vision for change that will make it that way: Spending time in front of the computer prevents you from doing other activities in the house/outdoors. I would like to have a way, a system that controls the house facilities (electricity, heating, solar panels, A/C, sprinklers, etc.) and by that saves energy / produces “green” energy, all controlled from my computer system.

    2. After #1 vision happens. How will everyone benefit? Everyone will enjoy less pollution, pay less taxes/bills, waste less water, electricity, etc. While doing other activities, your “home control system” opens, shuts and distribute all the facilities of your house for you.

    3. Examples of what you can do to make your vision a reality. In the meanwhile, as long as this system doesn’t exist, I can pay more attention, and make these “saving” actions part of my daily routine. It can start from shutting down my computer when I am done with it, be aware of the general waste of electricity and water in my daily routine and keep recycling my garbage by the known categories. When practiced frequently it becomes a routine!!

    Imagine your neighborhood the way you most want it to be.

    1. What is your #1 vision for change that will make your neighborhood that way? To be surrounded more by nature, but real natural areas, not ones that were designed and planted by city planners. I want to see a better symbiosis between “real” wild nature and the urban city.

    2. After #1 vision happens. How will everyone in your neighborhood benefit? A better understanding regarding the importance of the human-nature relationship, the bond and responsibility that the human-kind has over the situation this planet and its habitants are involved in (global warming, distinction of species and lack of natural resources and pollution).

    3. Examples of what you can do to make your vision a reality. First of all try to “add nature” to my life; plants, pets, bird-feeders, flowers. Take more trips to gardens and out of the city, to appreciate and re-connect to nature. Help public movements, and try to influence in my community/neighborhood about acting correctly to preserve natural surroundings and not a 100% cement-based environment that gradually creates fear of nature in the urban citizens.

    Imagine your country the way you most want it to be.

    1. What is your #1 vision for change that will make your country that way? Achieving peace agreements with the hostile countries that border my country (Israel).
    2. After #1 vision happens. How will everyone in your country benefit? At last people, money, government and innovative industry will all be directed at more global issues, such as the future of our planet, education, elder citizens and the well fare of the country’s citizens.

    3. Examples of what you can do to make your vision a reality.

    4. Become a politician and influence…
    5. Design in a way that has a moral and educational influence over the user, that even without peace, the user realizes the things and acts that should be done in order to achieve the goals we are planning to achieve after peace agreements. The physical world cannot wait for our political issues to be solved…
    6. Better education methods directed at young generations

    Imagine the world the way you most want it to be.

    1.What is your #1 vision for change that will make the world that way? An industrial world without waste. A world that functions just like nature functions; everything has a purpose and fulfills some gap in a one of the many cycles of nature. Waste doesn’t exist.

    2.After #1 vision happens. How will everyone in the world benefit? First of all, that way we will secure the future of next generations on this planet. The planet will stabilize environmentally, less pollution, more natural resources. People would spend less money on luxury good, a greater variety of products and materials will exist.

    3.Examples of what you can do to make your vision a reality. Think, act, design and educate in a way that recycle or upcycle the existing industrial products. Use alternative materials, methods and processes to create the new products to hit the market. Use alternate energy (wind, water, solar) to replace oil driven systems.

    The #1 vision for change that I want to work on- The human body and it’s adjustability to the fast pace world that surrounds it. The pace is getting faster and so is the physical/emotional impact on our body.

    I cannot vote in the 2008 elections (not a US citizen).

    I am a male.

    I am white.

    I am Jewish.

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