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Pabitra Mukhopadhyay

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Challenge the technology

I think this is a rather simple idea. Use your idea about the capabilities of present day technology and make a projection what it can achieve by 2050. Based on that ask the technologists to give you three inventions. Be as creative as you may like to be but exclude pseudo science and techno fictions. I propose to each TEDster to be the Leonardo da Vinci of 2013.

Technologists and entrepreneurs! Have a look here and decide if you are up for the challenges.

Let me roll the ball first. I wish the following:
1. Edible clothes
2. Metals that grow and heal
3. Telekinetic robots

Your turn.

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  • Apr 12 2013: I love your idea and thanks for sharing. I have my own list of course and top three priorities where I am focusing that are somewhat different from your list. I live in Fairfax, VA a urban community of 2 million and part of the Washington DC hub, a community of about 6 million. Yea, we have poor people, though our County is known as one of the wealthiest communities in the nation. Among wealth, there is poverty.

    Yet, to have a hugh gap between poor and rich as to where they live (ie poor live in the "dark" part and the middle class live in the "light" part is not compatible with philosophy of America. "Muli-Income" community challnage America have been working on but takes time and resources to implement.

    So, my top item in the list is "Community type housing" (called Modular Housing") , inexpensive but attractive apartement type housing that is suitable for poor, elderly and college students is a key focus.

    I just searched on Google "Innovative Modular Housing Construction For Urban Poor In Mixed Income Neighbhorhoods__My Favorites" that I published few weeks ago at Squidoo.com to help bring attention to this philosophy and opportunity issue for Hometown USA community boosters.

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