Christopher Melvin

Citizen, Humanity
Fayetteville, NC, United States

About Christopher

Bio

I am a human being. I have the need to survive. Who are you? Whoever you say you are, you are a human being, one of over 7 billion.

An idea worth spreading

Oondoon is the name of of an arbitrary brand focusing on compassion and that is developing a prototype product based on the demands of an individual person and looks to generate profit through F2P (free to play), subscription, and retail revenue models. Profit is measured in people.

I'm passionate about

Thinking and doing.

Talk to me about

The future.

People don't know I'm good at

Playing guitar.

My TED story

I am here. TED is the cornerstone of modern civilization 2.0. Onward, march!

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

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Christopher Melvin
Posted over 1 year ago
How do we fix the sprawl?
Once a new paradigm in transportation arrives, a new way of reconstituting cities may be created. Some way of reclaiming and recycling materials in a way that is efficient. Until then, it would seem to come down to Urban Planning and Civil Engineering, which is a municipal enterprise. All politics is local.
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Christopher Melvin
Posted over 1 year ago
How we can reduce poverty and inequality in developing countries?
By the nature of networking and the use of protocols that facilitate the survival of the human species, it seems more than possible to overcome world poverty quickly and in good spirits. All that is required is a reasonable state of mind and a change of heart. If the population of a nation were to truly vote, with voice and purse, demand would be supplied. Think of it. An entire nation voting, in transparency and equality. And those without a voice, those without the faculty or ability to voice themselves being connected through compassion and participation. The various social, enterprise, and power networks allow for the adherence to protocols that have the capacity to connect the masses of people that require employment and connectivity to the network. Networking seems to be the next paradigm in civilized evolution. The politics of heredity is becoming the politics of humanity. Take Google, for instance, as a network, they could employ the entire population below the poverty level in the US, simply to become connected and consume and create content/product. Google could acquire all the requisite assets and facilitate the expense of their employee through the life of their employment. If the utility of survival becomes an expense of the employer, people become the asset, the product, and the consumer in a virtuous cycle. Networks could become sovereign as a congress of people, having a network constitution. Thereby, each bit/person in the network would be subject to the same protocols and maintained by the totality of networked resources. It's a breve new world. Fear, not. Take heart.
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Christopher Melvin
Posted almost 2 years ago
Andras Forgacs: Leather and meat without killing animals
At the 4:30 mark he mentions that a "cell called germedium" is used to grow the cells. It seems intuitive that this is similar to a yeast reaction. A "simple biopsy" is used to acquire the requisite cells. It is all very intriguing and frankly, makes perfect sense. The openness of present day innovation is unmatched, solutions are becoming plentiful. It's a good thing too, the supply of problems are enormous.
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Christopher Melvin
Posted almost 2 years ago
Why is it that classical music is now ignored by the majority of society?
Classical is so sublime that it is barely noticeable in the pace of modern society, but it is everywhere. Where ever you go you can still find a classical station on the radio. These days orchestras and symphonies get most of their work from those giant mega multi national production studios and elite intellectual happenings, so they tend to get invited to the really good parties.
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Christopher Melvin
Posted almost 2 years ago
Why is it OK for corporations to outsource work to countries that violate the corporation's home country labor laws?
The emergent openness of the crowd will make awareness the primary driver of change, The capacity of the crowd within the cloud to redefine current governmental regulation is nothing short of revolutionary. The commerce of the internet is truly global which suggest labor is global as well. Perhaps there should be a more transparent international labor and trade protocol to allow all people the access and opportunity of global standards of living.
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Christopher Melvin
Posted almost 2 years ago
What is the future of the global economy?
It seems the global economy is in flux. It is becoming knowledge and access based. If you do not have the knowledge or the access then you are disenfranchised. For me, the core economic issue is simply compassion and honor. If we, as a people, favored forgiving debts and honoring debts measured with compassion and principled values rather than the greedy and scandalous practices of modern markets we could overcome the personal tragedies that allow those who profit in markets and from society to exploit and manipulate those without the resources to overcome their own challenges. Our economies have gone virtual. There is no end to virtual resources. It is time we allow every citizen on the planet the luxury of basic utility and sustainability by quantifying personal need and sourcing global supplies with real numbers and using cutting edge modeling and statistics. The volume of transactions per day in this world is staggering. If we funded a global initiative with a global transaction fee it could do away with poverty all together, given the right set of instructions. It is time to crowd source and hack humanity. It can be done. It must be done. It will be done.