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My attempt to Barter Skills :(

It seems there is no-one in my city who uses the bartering skills system. It just shows that for initiatives like this to succeed, localisation is key.

Added by Batandwa Alperstein on April 13, 2010 at 7:28pm — No Comments

Futuristic Barter

I believe that the future of money will turn to real things. People will lose hope in the numbers-based currencies of today as their retirements disappear, etc. More and more people will begin to see wealth as tangible things rather than 'money'.

Also, people will search for real-ness on more levels than this - they want real interactions with real people. They want to know who made their chocolate, where do they come from, do they pay fair wages. The stories behind…

Added by Batandwa Alperstein on April 13, 2010 at 7:16pm — No Comments

2020 Waterless Clothing Range

In order to bring attention to the need for clean water, we will host a fashion show that is all glitz and glamour but that shows the effect of no water in the clothing production process. A hotshot fashion designer like Tom Ford would be creative director to attract the right crowd.

The catch phrase being: "if it makes your clothes look like this, imagine what it would make your life like?" This would be a understandable format that the rich will appreciate and be able to…

Added by Batandwa Alperstein on April 4, 2010 at 4:32pm — No Comments

Nyaoga Village Clean Water Project

I chose project for two almost superficial reasons: firstly, they have an amazing website (http://cleanwaterproject.net) which is quite unusual for a non-profit volunteer organisation. secondly, the group that runs the project is called Give Us Wings and I think this is a notion that all 'aid' related organisations could take note of - the point is not to fly people around, but rather to give them wings to fly themselves through… Continue

Added by Batandwa Alperstein on April 4, 2010 at 4:15pm — No Comments

Bass Day

My favourite sound in the universe is BASS. I believe that the universe was created through bass - come on now, the Big Bang, the Word, whatever it was, you have to admit, it was probably a bass frequency. Well anyway, in 2020, the rest of the world has woken up to the sacredness of bass and an international holiday has been declared to celebrating Bass and all things bassy.

In the spirit of the joyfulness that comes with bass, a field of trampolines are set up to be jumped…

Added by Batandwa Alperstein on March 23, 2010 at 7:29pm — No Comments

Boxing Rope

I do boxing and we spend a lot of energy on skipping so I figured there must be an opportunity to exploit this somehow to create energy.

Then my mind went to the next level of design - how?

As you can see below, a boxing skipping rope is made of heavy leather rope and sturdy handles.…


Added by Batandwa Alperstein on March 23, 2010 at 7:18pm — No Comments

The Vertical Farm Meal

So I'm taking this opportunity to build on my previous Imagine post about Vertical Farming...

In 2020, I will be eating a nutritious meal that it provided to all city subscribers. The business model of the vertical farm is built on a subscriber basis, where you pay a small monthly fee to have access to daily nutrious meals.

This meal, which I am sharing with my company for lunch, is a sushi meal. we have sashimi, maki and nigiri as well as a lovely japanese salad. All the food… Continue

Added by Batandwa Alperstein on March 14, 2010 at 2:29pm — 3 Comments

Abalimi Bezekhaya - "The Planters work at home" - South Africa

I thought I'd take this opportunity to introduce an awesome organisation working in my home city - Cape Town, South Africa. It's called Abalimi Bezekhaya and they operate as a NGO. they describe themselves as an urban agriculture environmental action group who aim to:

"assist individuals, groups and community based organisations to initiate and maintain permanent organic food growing and nature conservation projects as the basis for sustainable… Continue

Added by Batandwa Alperstein on March 14, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Charle Maisel - the social artist

I have a chosen to shadow Charles Maisel for one reason - I think he is crazy. I have heard him talk on two occasions and both times he blew my mind with the oddness of his thoughts.

Also though, he has an enigmatic track-record as a social entrepreneur - or social artist, as he now calls himself.

He has successfully founded organisations that mostly with deal with unemployment, small business development & environmental…

Added by Batandwa Alperstein on February 14, 2010 at 4:00pm — 7 Comments

Go to where the action is

In life, I believe, the only way to live is to do. So if one has a dream and it involves you achieving some sort of action, then you must go where it is your dream plays out and get into the action. If your dream is to build the world's fastest car, go to the Grand Prix, quite literally.

There is no hope of achieving your vision if you don't act on it, and the best place to find inspiration for your next action is to be in the environment where the action takes place. So if…

Added by Batandwa Alperstein on February 14, 2010 at 2:04pm — 7 Comments

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