Let's hope someone implements these new ideas for 2012 fast -- after all, if you're the prophesying type, there isn't much time left. These 10 stories, brought to you by Tyee contributors, highlight new and creative ideas for the year ahead. This edition of our popular annual series highlights emerging innovations in the fields of education, food, economy, and technology. Enjoy!
In This Series
As currencies across the globe corrode, it's time to peg wealth to something real.
Put down that ecological-travesty of a hamburger! In vitro meat is what's cooking.
Use Wall Street's language and build an alternative based on generosity, not greed.
Imagine a Canadian Services Corps that prepares young people for higher ed.
Your time is up, Old Spice Guy. As the hipster kingdom crumbles, youth culture takes a new bent.
Use kids' texting, Youtubing ways to their advantage, in classrooms that embrace new media.
With a neighbourhood-sized social safety net, low-income families could thrive.
It's not porn. It's called 'responsive design,' the new wave of web development.
Redefine expectations of investment and return, and reap the delicious rewards.
BC's welfare system is 'designed to be uncomfortable.' Doesn't everyone deserve a break?