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Morton Bast

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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: Start by de-populating the planet via birth control!

    Pretty much most of the planets problems are due to over population!
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      May 23 2013: With an increase in education, birth rates go down.
      Any other means of birth control would be resisted and likely barbaric.
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        May 23 2013: No pain.............No gain!
      • May 23 2013: Stop expanding the food supply, educating women, and availability of birth control. We need all three in order to lower our population.
      • May 24 2013: Though, the birth rate will decrease hugely, it won't be enough and the population will still rise. Health care is so much better so the death rate will also decrease. If you look at pre-industrialisation, the birth rate was very high but the death rate equalled it meaning that the population didn't rise. Sadly, the only way to stop the rise is to do what china is doing even though it is so damaging.
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          May 24 2013: The problem is not a overpopulated planet, but over populated areas.
          Historically there has been three events that has reduced an area’s population: plagues and wars are the two undesirable events, and that leaves mass migrations. For a mass migration you need a unpopulated area to migrated to, and for that we can use the massive amount of world deserts. Via Allan Savory “Holistic management system”, that I refer to in my post above.
          Plus all that floating garbage in the seas needs to be gathered up into a single mass so there could be a massive floating city. That will give us time to develop ways to live on mars and space.

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