A crash course in changing the world.
I think that government corruption/malfeasance is a huge issue that needs to be addressed. As we go through each of the great areas of suffering in the world there are usually systematic problems that prevent that country from being able to offer help (in many cases even when aid and assistance is offered). One area that should be looked at is the idea that those without access to resources should be given free use of patents that might aid them for as long as they are under a certain threshold.
I think India has an amazing amount of potential for the EVOKE community. The education system and ingenuity of the populace should provide ample opportunities to recruit resourceful members. They also have a much more intuitive understanding of what great poverty and restricted access to resources means.
I would like to see more experts in the given areas.
I know asking them to participate may not work but many of them are involved in charity operations and their expert viewpoints and calls for assistance could help to make everyone feel a part of a team. I would also like to see the viewpoints of young people their ideas are often inspired and outside of the realm we tend to look at.
I would like to see more rewards for collaboration, the magnification of our resources. I would also like to see a system of educational rewards, perhaps via online institutions who could offer course credits for free in return for accomplishing certain goals. I also see a great potential in having more mentors assist players in become acclimated to the game and how to best contribute and gain from the experience.
I would want to see a database of EVOKE knowledge and ideas. That way when I am going to contribute something I could check the database for similar ideas and potentially team up with those of a like mind.
I feel the social issues are imperative for the world to address. I have a background in public health, as well as online education, and I am also extremely interested in innovation for the public good. I would love to see some mechanism where what we are doing is actually being implemented. For instance freerice.com raises funds – the idea that some of our ideas are voted on each week and a seed grant is given to help to further one or more of these would be wonderfully inspiring.