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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 27 2013: my industry changing idea would be to take the micro organisms that use chemosynthesis (such as those at the bottom of the ocean by the fault lines) and use them to process the chemical sludge left over from industry. Unfortunately I am unsure of the chemical makeup of either the oceanic chemical geysers or the sludge so I do not know whether it is even feasible....

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