As I mention in my post a few weeks ago, this month launches Revolution!, an interactive transmedia project that will empower each and every one of us to help facilitate change in some way, no matter how small. Whether its change at home, in your community, globally or just within you- you will have the tools you need to be the change you wish to see in the world.
Part of this project is Revolution! Solutions, a 30 day collaborative exchange of ideas around a specific storyline. We are all in this together and the more we brainstorm solutions, the more likely we will be to find solutions that work! So, let the game begin.
<2011 – the first of the Baby Boomers becomes eligible for MediCare and begins the cycle Gerontologist’s coined, “The Silver Tsunami”.
<2015 – the hospital and emergency medical systems in the major cities feel the strain and suffer under a critical shortage of competent staff and teachers to train them.
<2019 – the pharmaceutical industry reels from prescription drug benefits in the MediCare package. Their answer is a rate hike that leads to a 40% increase for all medications sold across the board.
<2021 – concierge medicine takes hold, affording the wealthy a country-club style membership with unfettered access to their own physician and control over appointments and procedures. Physicians leave hospitals and clinics in droves. The “Doctor Drought” begins.
<2025 – the AMA and the Surgeon General declare America’s hospitals to be as dangerous and lacking in sanitation as any Third World Country.
<2027 – infection becomes the number one killer, displacing cancer and heart disease for the first time in 95 years. The winter is particularly cold and flu claims thousands.
<2029 – the President’s economists report that despite cuts and taxes, the social security trusts are approaching solvency. 15 years ahead of projections.
-this information is leaked to the New York Times.
-the Dollar plummets across the globe.
-911 use is restricted to city, state, and Federal officials on official business only.
-The Red Cross issues a list of items every American should have in an emergency.
-The National Guard organizes local resources and rations healthcare by issuing triage cards to citizens to hang on front doors.
Where are you? Do you know First Aid? Are you caring for the sick? Are you the caregiver for your family? Your town? Do you have access to a computer? Can you tell us how you’re coping? Can you tell us what you’re doing to keep healthy? Do you have your own list of items we should know about?
Tell us your story. We are trying to collect enough information on various topics so we can spread the word and help our neighbors and friends adapt to this unprecedented medical freeze.
How to Submit
1) You can communicate in the way you feel comfortable: Blog about it, create videos, tweet, Facebook it or curate your story through Flickr. It doesn’t matter.
2) Post a link to your solution or story on the comment section or use the hashtag #Revolution
3) We will feature submissions and their owners throughout the month and YOU VOTE on the your favorite solutions.
Winners will be announced on March 1st.