As we approach the state's 100th birthday on Feb. 14, we're inviting readers to tell us what Arizona will be like 50 years from now.

How will our cities, public lands, schools and jobs be different?

What do you hope will be better? What should stay the same?

Fifty years ago Barry Goldwater, who was then Arizona's junior senator, wrote an essay predicting what his native state would be like in 2012.

We'll re-publish Goldwater's piece this Feb. 14 so you can see whether he held a clear crystal ball.

Meanwhile, send us your predictions by Feb. 10 to:

Please include your full name, address, daytime phone, occupation and email address. Letters should not exceed 150 words.