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What would you do for the world with $1 million?

The TED Prize has entered a new chapter, with this year's winner receiving $1 million dollars to execute their one wish to inspire the world.

This has me thinking: what would you do for the world with the $1 million prize? Answer here and you may see yourself on the TED blog soon.

Want to nominate a mentor, colleague, friend or even yourself for the TED Prize? Nominations are open from now until August 31st at this website:

http://www.tedprize.org/

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    Aug 8 2012: Hard one because you could benefit plenty in a small way or benefit a few in a larger way.
    But if we want to go for the broadest and longest term effect, I would set up 20 $50,000 scholarships for the brightest kids that plan on going into the field of science.
    Start training our next generation to propel us forward and not to learn how to make great web pages or use an auto-tuner so they can be the next flavor of the month.
    But the ones that will have the best chance to benefit humanity as a whole.

    And if my faith in humanity continues to wane, I would spend the entire amount on the benefit of no kills shelters for cats and dogs.

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