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Evoke aphorism

1. The intelligent egoist is an altruist
2. Wolfs hunt in packs.
3. The work of one great person is based on thousands.
4. There is no rationality but reason.
5. Your reality is unique.

Added by Bjoern Roehr on June 5, 2011 at 8:54pm — No Comments

Seminar conclusion

This player played urgentevoke (alias Evoke) in the context of a college seminar. One of the task is to answer the following 8 questions in the tenth learning unit. These questions differ from the original questions.

1. What positive experience did you have with Evoke?

I 'm surprised to see how many different people are actual social innovators and what they've accomplished so far. Some do it without getting any money, others building serious businesses. Some devoting their entire… Continue

Added by Bjoern Roehr on June 5, 2011 at 8:52pm — No Comments

Networking information

It's simple. I would create an informative website about the flu, able to connect with facebook and other social networks. The site would provide the newest general information (in short) and social network related information about the flu. It would also allow to organize people, ask for help and visualize all data on a map for easy and fast understanding.

Added by Bjoern Roehr on May 26, 2011 at 1:11pm — No Comments

Risky illusion

Our mind is amazing, and sometimes amazingly silly. Take risk for example. Non-deadly risks are likely to push our emotions to highest levels, but the deadly ones we really should care about are handled with a shrug - if at all.

Therefore, Niemans Guide advises 3 steps to improve the emotional side of an important information about an likely and harmful event.

  • Keep your message short. Many people have short attention spans.
  • Work really hard to make your…

Added by Bjoern Roehr on May 26, 2011 at 1:04pm — No Comments

Remain on what made us big

Science made us big, helped us escape the struggle of nature, build us strongholds of civilization, extended our physical limits, freed us from diseases and provided us with the tools to do anything we want. Always remember that and the principles of science. Take nothing for granted, seek new knowledge, falsify, validate, reevaluate your hypothesis according to new data, take problems as challenges and never stop learning.

And don't forget about the eco-system. Remember cybernetics,… Continue

Added by Bjoern Roehr on May 22, 2011 at 5:41pm — No Comments

Why vanished most tradition in developed states?

Why vanished most tradition in developed states?

Because most tradition are based on shortsighted goals, false mental models and historic events. Luckily, most traditions aren't about important aspects of life, like medicine and agriculture. Sometimes, they are. And thats then problems starting (or at least aren't going to be solved).

Like in India, where h*** villages lost their living, because traditional agriculture destroyed the soil.

The good thing is,… Continue

Added by Bjoern Roehr on May 22, 2011 at 5:28pm — No Comments

Protection against thunderstorms and tornado's

Braunschweig 2020

Thunderstorms and tornado's are rising, they happen more often and doing more damage. Therefore, in 2020, all German cities have some sort of reinforced building for citizens in need of shelter.

The plan is very simple: Reinforce public locations like hospitals,… Continue

Added by Bjoern Roehr on May 15, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Severe thunderstorm

Living in Germany, I don't have to fear many suddenly appearing crises.

What could happen is:

Atomic power plant meltdown. Very unlikely and nothing Ushahidi can help with.

Flood. Happens all the time, but either the flood is rising slowly or in a rush without time for preparation and information sharing. The first scenario is well-addressed in Germany, the second can't be by it's very definition.

Terrorist attack: Unlikely and nothing Ushahidi can… Continue

Added by Bjoern Roehr on May 15, 2011 at 3:19pm — No Comments

Rise of women

I imagine, that in 2020, womens in Africa gained mind blowing progress in the battle of equal rights. They accomplished almost everything developed countries have. It was hard work, but they had an advantage: Women are the backbone of every society. Quickly the used their social networks to gather more and more microloans, used them for investments that would provide the basic needs of every family and village. Fertilizer and water installations for satisfying nutritional needs. They've bought… Continue

Added by Bjoern Roehr on May 4, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

600 Microloans for poor women in rural East Africa

600 Microloans for poor women in rural East Africa

Well, that is the third time I've spend because of this game. Pretty expensive ;)

But this time, I'll get the money back. Because this donation is done for a friend of mine.… Continue

Added by Bjoern Roehr on May 4, 2011 at 11:29am — No Comments

Women in Pakistan

Women in Pakistan. Life goals: Get married and have children. Die.

To put is simple: That's because of their Islamic culture. But, where ever people want to have a better life, they need the basic human rights such as equality of man and woman. And in the end, progress is unstoppable.

Therefore we can see some improvements, although little, first steps a the beginning of every journey.

Women are now allowed to play soccer!

Well, if their families allow it.… Continue

Added by Bjoern Roehr on May 4, 2011 at 11:09am — No Comments


I'm in for the micro loan. It is simple one of the most effective instruments for helping people all over the world.

Its nothing for me, a great opportunity for them. And if they succeed, I get my money back! According to kiva, chances a high, over 98%. Not a high risk. Maybe I will do this on a monthly based in the future, deepens on how this will work out. I'm very…

Added by Bjoern Roehr on May 1, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments


World premier: The "BJ-Bank" provides paperless money transfer, everywhere! With all existing currencies, including your self-created ones! 

You need: Create an account on their website and they will send you a card. This card looks like a credit card, but it is far more. It is able to receive and send information via…


Added by Bjoern Roehr on May 1, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

helping people to help themselves - Microfinance

There a people with brilliant ideas, but no money or capital. For many centuries, such people couldn't flourish. But micro-finance (micro-transactions) changed that.

They're used to help even the poorest farmer in developing states to start a healthy business. That worked/works so successful, that they're now applied in well developed contries.

For example, the kfw bankgroup (german) is expending in this new market.… Continue

Added by Bjoern Roehr on May 1, 2011 at 5:13pm — No Comments

Just 25$ for changing someones life

I've followed a link from another player and donated at www.waterforpeople.org .

They're helping all over the world by supporting local solutions and educate the people to handle their problems themselves. At this time, its the bet thing we can do.

Added by Bjoern Roehr on April 19, 2011 at 3:37pm — No Comments

The harsh solution

A mind blowing, changing experience?

Well, reducing the amount of supplied water for one day.

Harsh, but the only way people here would understand the daily dependence of water. If thats not possible (most likely), the government could force the media for 5 minutes at the best evening time to discuss this matter. If thats not possible too, the government could proclaim a "week of water". Public media most likely would follow this lead with some doc**entations and… Continue

Added by Bjoern Roehr on April 19, 2011 at 3:28pm — No Comments

Bacteria for clearing

A problem with wells and other solutions which require maintenance from the locals, is that many lands with water problems are very unstable. Therefore, nobody can guarantee a lasting solution.

So I wounder, how can >lasting< clear water provided? With the use of technology,that does not require any human interference, once installed. Microbes for example. Unseen, self-reproducing and, genetically engineered, able to clear water.

I'm not sure, if there is an existing… Continue

Added by Bjoern Roehr on April 19, 2011 at 3:14pm — No Comments

Something we all can do

Designing your own sustainable energy charger is cool, but how many people are capable of such a thing? Not many. But many people can buy a good solution, so I did. I bought a handy solar energy based charger. It's very simple and charges all my handheld devices. Good, fast, cheap (in the long run). And very handy on holiday, some place with no electricity or not the right plug.

It's not the same I've bought, but similar:…


Added by Bjoern Roehr on April 18, 2011 at 9:46am — No Comments

Sustainable energized car

In 2020, I've driving my new electric car. Its fulled only with sustainable energy.

Handling is fine, design like a piece of poetry. But behold the technical part, it's the thing you want to met in your dreams.

Max. Distance: 1500km;

It begun with 300-400km, but progress isn't stoppable, new inventions in nanotechnology improved the capability of the old lithium based batteries by over 250%.

Consumption of energy: 2l;

"Liter" isn't the measure in these days,… Continue

Added by Bjoern Roehr on April 18, 2011 at 9:27am — No Comments

The forgotten power of water

A century ago, humans build lots of hydroelectric plants or used the power of water mechanical for watermills.

Then, more efficient, bigger power plants replaced the distributed energy production. But in the 21th, small hydroelectric plants could have a renaissance. In fact, cost-efficient small hydro plant are already developed.

See for yourself:…


Added by Bjoern Roehr on April 18, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

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