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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 27 2013: how about an inconvenient truth?

    We are doing well when you take "keep going on as if nothing happens" as target.

    Any project that has some serious feasibility should do.

    1) make peace in northern africa
    2) plant solar in the desert
    3) provide africa and europe with energy
    4) let the profit go to everybody on the planet

    On the other hand, I would like to see AI happen. 1 million in extra research might help
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      May 27 2013: Suggest $1million allocated to a new research will barely cover the start up administration costs. :(
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        May 28 2013: One million into creating automation so workers don't have to work so hard while still paying the employees. Would be the exact business model we use now only the profit would got to the people who actually did the hard work verse shareholders and ceos who don't even know how most of the work is done in their own business.

        Do you think the higher ups at foxconn know how to actually assemble an iphone?
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      May 28 2013: Curious Chris.............
      1) make peace in northern africa.

      Specifically how? The might of America can't do it in Iraq and that is only one of the problems.

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