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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 30 2013: I would initiate a movement of separation of a vehicle's engine and it's operation from a vehicle's function as a housing for passengers.
    By having the engines wirelessly directed to the location of a person's cubicle and by being in communication w/ all other vehicles and a set of traffic controllers time and energy waste would be minimized.
    One could sit on a couch and watch t.v. until your informed you have arrived and just walk out your door and be there.
    They could be used for housing for the homeless and as extra rooms for the housed.
    Later movement could take place utilizing air craft and the streets could be returned to a more natural state.

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