Jacob Young

Tarrytown, NY, United States

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Jacob Young
Posted about 2 years ago
Reviving corals -- how can your community maintain the living sea sculptures?
Establishing coral beds in areas that are otherwise inhospitable to the natural conditions in which coral is usually nurtured could be a great way of providing small eco-friendly reserves to buffer the otherwise ravaged seabed. I think providing these coral islands is a great way to help connect some of the now isolated aquatic ecosystems. I hope to see more about this project, and any project aiming to reclaim some of the blighted and bruised bits of nature. Who knows, maybe, one day, we might find that the intrepid spirit of nature is ready and willing to take back its planet... it just needs a little bit of help.
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Jacob Young
Posted over 3 years ago
Seth Godin: This is broken
i agree with you in that the subject was raised poorly, but so much of todays technology is designed to break, then unable to be repaired. It needs to be disposed of in a dump. i wish the stuff wasn't broken, but "capitalism" or whatever is a straw man... the real villain behind the disposable tech is the externalizing of the negative ecological and economic consequences of industry. that combined with a consumer culture that also has no incentive to dial down it's waste or get educated on the businesses they choose to patronize. but life is hectic for many Americans, and we were trained to make peace with being utterly self absorbed... and we cannot be bothered to do that kind of diligence. (im a slacker too)
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Jacob Young
Posted almost 4 years ago
Adam Grosser: A mobile fridge for vaccines
billions of people are at risk of innumerable diseases. Many of them are at risk for want of proper diagnostic equipment or even blood packs for transfusion. If it represents a 6 month wage of an individual (ill bet less than 3 months in Africa at $25), i would emphasize the fact that it not needed in every household but rather for medical use (at least at first). This represents gridless, on the spot refridgeration, just add heat, take one camping and keep the fish perfect, chill the beer the next day, and keep your sprained ankle cold. Ill buy one right now man.