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Morton Bast

editorial coordinator, TED


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What's your million-dollar idea to change the world?

Every year, the TED Prize is given to one innovative thinker who has what it takes to make a difference -- by putting one million dollars into action in order to fulfill a world-changing vision.

Since nominations are open for the 2014 TED Prize, we wanted to put our heads together with you, the TED community, and brainstorm even further: How would you choose to make an impact with one million dollars? What would you like to see as next year's TED Prize wish to inspire the world?

This is a space for you to get your mental gears turning. If you would like to officially nominate a mentor, colleague, friend -- or even yourself -- head to www.tedprize.org by Sunday, June 16.


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    • May 23 2013: I like your idea. For me I do not necessarily want to homestead but I still want a tiny house. Realization that we don't need all the stuff in our lives. What we really desire is relationships and the free time to pursue whatever we want. Tiny houses enable people to do this because it enables them to escape the chains of their job.
    • May 24 2013: LaMar, I absolutely agree with this!
      The benefits of utilizing our earth in a symbiotic way with nature are too numerous to count.
      As an 'off-the-gridder' myself, is also tremendous sense of pride and a feeling of connectedness in this way of life, in sustaining yourself and family.
      I feel society is too dependent on authority to fix our problems - we've forgotten how to do the most basic things to ensure our survival! We take for granted everything we have, and everything we don't need.

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