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Baratunde Thurston: On Creativity, Comedy, and the Creative Class. 


What is your dream for the future of America?


Nirvan Mullick: Caine’s Arcade and the Power of Cardboard.


It all started with going to buy a door handle for my ‘96 Corolla. It was the last day of summer and I was in an industrial…


Natalie Bailey: McDonald’s 2.0.


I am not proud that I called McDonald’s at four o’clock in the morning. And much to everyone’s befuddlement, it wasn’t for my usual hot fudge sundae.


Michael Brennan: Socially Conscious Geeks.


How can a computer scientist make direct, tangible impact on the lives of individuals around the world? I don’t mean through a fancier phone or…

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American Dreamers brings together the optimists, mavericks and mad inventors who believe we can create a better world. Read the dreams of others and share your own. How can we make the future a brighter place? Tell us.


Ross Borden: Get Out There.


Americans don’t travel much. Only 33 percent of us even own a passport, a figure that’s been inflated since immigration began requiring more than a driver’s…


SoulPancake ft. Rainn Wilson: Talking About Faith.


What kind of future do you dream of and what needs to be done to get there?


Naomi Pomeroy: Analog Food.


My restaurant, Beast, was started with fifty thousand dollars. That is what the whole thing cost to build. It was sustainable because I didn’t take out a huge…


Rae Bryant: Is It Fun? Not So Much. Is It Necessary? Absolutely. 


I see layers of gender on social biases, images of women, bones and flesh, over layed words, desire, oppression, and…


Melissa Hanna: Arms Flung Open.


What our tomorrow holds:

The possibility of being happy and comfortable in our own skin.


John Zogby: We Don’t Need Data, We Need People.


I am an optimist and maintain that. I didn’t start out that way. I let my numbers do the talking. I think that America has increasingly…


Jon Friedman. Freight Farms. 


Freight Farms introduces a scalable farming platform that can be operated anywhere. By up-cycling shipping containers into a source for high yield crop…