Andrew Mason

PHD Student - Industrial Engineering, Arizona State University
La Paz, Bolivia

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Andrew Mason
Posted over 2 years ago
If you could open-source one piece of technology, what would you choose and why?
Few people think of agriculture as technology; however, it is the single piece of technology that put us humans on the map. Also agriculture is a field in which too many people and continents are lagging behind. I would open source agricultural research since this would have the greatest potential to quickly make an impact on global poverty and hunger in all of its forms. Also, the incentive to contribute would be greater since (except for GM crops) most agriculture is done by farmers and relatively smaller companies in an almost perfect market.
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Andrew Mason
Posted over 2 years ago
David Damberger: What happens when an NGO admits failure
Is there such a thing as an NGO that exclusively checks on, gives maintenance and provides feedback on projects done by other NGO's?. Such thing if done on a large scale could probably generate the information necessary not only to enable further success, but also to create the accountability that has been talked about