Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Global and Local Needs for Innovation

We are trapped in a paradigm of electricity and oil, among many others. How many applications could be preformed without either?

How many other global or local needs require innovation that we can provide?

A Refrigerator that Works Without Electricity
Adam Grosser talks about a project to build a refrigerator that works without electricity -- to bring the vital tool to villages and clinics worldwide. Tweaking some old technology, he's come up with a system that works.

One Laptop per Child
Nicholas Negroponte, founder of the MIT Media Laboratory, describes how the One Laptop Per Child project will build and distribute the "$100 laptop."

How many other examples can you identify?

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