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Sir Richard Barnson has a Vision For Tomorrow

12/06/2008. Contributed by Jessica Martin

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The SCIFI Channel has released Dare to Dream: Visions For Tomorrow, a report commissioned by the channel as part of its public affairs initiative utilising the power of science fiction to shape a positive future. The report features social commentary from SCIFI's Visions For Tomorrow advisory board. Arnold Schwarzenegger says humanity vill be back!

"At a time when many issues such as education, technology and climate change are top of mind, the great thinkers on SCI FI's Visions For Tomorrow advisory board are offering a vision on how we can impact the future through our Dare to Dream: Visions For Tomorrow report," Dave Howe, president at SCIFI Channel, told SFcrowsnest.

With contributors ranging from futurist Peter Schwartz and biotechnology pioneer Craig Venter to astronaut Mae Jamieson and new urbanist Peter Calthorpe, the report responds to the overwhelming challenges and resulting pessimism facing the world today. It presents fresh, visionary—yet pragmatic—ideas on a range of interconnected issues: climate change and the environment, science and technology, new economic and development models, geopolitics, culture, education, and leadership.

As California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger says in his foreword to the report, "Science fiction can powerfully shape the future by inspiring hope, warning of missteps and stretching the boundaries of possibility and imagination."

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