Self-Reliance Alternative Future

In the Self-reliance Future, communities focus on the challenge of declining state and federal resources. Communities respond by becoming more self-reliant and autonomous. Local businesses, non-profits and governments assume a greater role in meeting local needs. Driverless cars make travel easier over longer distances. Technology changes make it easier to meet basic needs.

Decide how communities should allocate limited resources. Arrange the four actions below in the order of your priorities. Drag the one you think is most important to the top and rank the others under it. (You may also click on the arrows to move each action up or down in importance.) You will have a chance to review and readjust your priorities at the end of the survey.

Drag and Drop in your preferred order, or use arrow buttons

More close-knit communities

With less outside help, people depend more on each other, which creates more close-knit communities.

More online communication and remote living

People have less need to interact face-to-face because they can work, learn and shop from their homes. People use driverless cars to easily travel longer distances.

More locally grown food

Compared to current times, people purchase more food from local growers, and by ordering online. They also grow more food in community gardens and private yards.

More local energy production

Smart energy grids allow people to generate more power at their homes and to purchase power from local companies.

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The Self-reliance Future's estimated impact on you and people in the region

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