John Holmlund Posted about 2 years ago If you could open-source one piece of technology, what would you choose and why? I would open source the printing of money. Most people, even criminals, would probably not print any because it is in their best interests to maintain the value of their currency. However, poor people would be able to use the technology to overcome poverty. The surest indication that poverty no longer exists would be that no one wants to print any more.