We have seen the future — and we want to share it with you.

Metro’s Future Daily began with a simple idea. What will Canada and the world look like 20 years from now? When we reached out to our network of young writers, the response was overwhelming.

Story ideas ranged from technology, education and science to the future of media, the environment, fashion and food.

With so many incredible ideas, the scope of the project doubled and the issue began to take shape. We wanted it to be innovative, creative and cutting edge. We found ourselves working with a diverse lineup. It seemed that our writers wanted to focus on issues that reflected their passion, and not just their creativity. So began our summer project…

 

The stories you will read here reflect the vision of young people across Canada. There is something here for everyone. If you are a businessperson, you may find it interesting to read Tarini Chandak’s vision for a mainstream business model based on social entrepreneurship.

Flip the pages to discover what foods we will be eating in 2031 and how we will conserve our planet’s water supply. Explore crowd-accelerated innovation with Selin Jessa, as she delves into the theory behind the online video movement.

Want to know whether your children and grandchildren can be superkids? Read Emily Faubert’s vision for genetic predetermination. And there’s more…

We, young writers and dreamers of this age, have tapped into our limitless optimism to compile this issue to bring you our vision of an alternate future — a future that is free of apathy and band-aid solutions.

Let us all take a step toward that sustainable future. Here’s to piloting the next 20 years and beyond!

The Editorial Team

The Future Daily Editorial Team, led by Free The Children staff, is composed of five young, aspiring journalists who are part of the Junior Journalism program run by Free The Children.

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