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Implement regional and local TED Conversations so geo/political/socially relevant Ideas, questions and debates can inspire local action.
The Monterey Bay area south of San Francisco is a beautiful area and a wonderful place to live, but, it is divided geopolitically as half of it is in Santa Cruz County and half is in Monterey County. Many small towns and municipalities ring the bay that add to the charm, but, also contribute to provincialism. We all share a huge water problem, but, coming up with solutions is difficult with so many competing interests. Google mapped TED Conversations might contribute greatly to overcoming the artificial political boundaries and provincial interest. This might be easily accomplished by having a choice to "pin" our Idea, Question orDebate to a Google map, if our contribution had geopolitical relevance. Please suggest related TED Talks.