ABC News (USA) is preparing for what may be their most important ever newscast – and they’re accepting submissions from citizen journalists around the world.
Our biosphere is offering us multiple signals indicating the systems on which we rely are under stress. There are hopeful signs that there is a willingness in the world for major technological innovation and cultural changes, but what if we ultimately settle for business-as-usual? What will 2015, 2050, 2070 and 2100 look like?
Embracing the trend of user-generated content, ABC News’ Earth 2100 website explains how you can get involved:
You, our reporters from the future, will invent short videos from the years 2015, 2050, 2070, and 2100. The ideas and events in your videos will be combined with the projections of top scientists, historians, and economists to form a powerful web-based narrative about the dangers of our current path.
The most compelling reports will also form the backbone of the two-hour prime time ABC News special: Earth 2100, airing this fall.
I’d love to know your thoughts – let me know if you’d like to submit a video – I’d love to track your progress.
Thanks to Stephen McGrail for the tip.