Cash is dead. If that statement is too strong, perhaps it is better to say that cash is dying. The nature of paper money is too transient for the global economy and the revolution of electronic cash transfers are only the beginning. What I propose is a method to limit an undemocratic government's control over the banking rights of the populace without degrading a free society's ability to collect taxes.
Step one is create a global, digital currency. This would eliminate the… Continue
Added by Chris Frueh on April 9, 2010 at 8:41pm —
As described here http://www.urgentevoke.com/profiles/blogs/a-evoke-redesign-idea-for
, I'd like to build collaborative projects within the community. The basic idea for the format goes something like this:
- An agent (in this case, me) releases a blog post with a specific issue AND a number of detailed steps to follow through.
- YOU, the community, choose a step you think you could address by…
Added by Chris Frueh on April 6, 2010 at 12:30am —
Quick Note: I had an epiphany a few days ago and couldn't write a thing on here until it got hammered out in my head. I'm sorry to those for whom English is not their best language 'cause this is going to use a lot of technical terms and complicated phrasing.
I feel my talents are being misused. Now, I don't mean used for 'evil', persay, but that the current structure of the EVOKE system has not allowed for the exercise of people who are talented in the fields of… Continue
Added by Chris Frueh on April 4, 2010 at 10:37pm —
In 2020, I want everyone to experience the wetlands nearest them for at least one hour. If the rate of metropolization continues, the entire eastern seaboard of the US will be one megatropolis very shortly. So my idea is to get people to understand the peace of nature that we have all forsaken by recklessly sprawling new developments into the farthest reaches of nature. If this game's purpose is to get people thinking about change, then I hope to accomplish something similar. I hope to shock… Continue
Added by Chris Frueh on March 26, 2010 at 7:48pm —
It's dinner 2020 and I imagine the stock of foods will be somewhat the same. However, the quantity and/or quality will probably be somewhat less than what we have today. I expect food to be canned more which will, in my house, lead to a strict recycling regimen. Since I expect the prices of petroleum-based plastics to also rise (leading directly to a reduction in Tupperware-type food storage items and, indirectly, to a reduction in the ability to store food long term), we will be cooking and… Continue
Added by Chris Frueh on March 26, 2010 at 3:00am —
For those not local to the Central Jersey area, we have had some of the most contradictory weather in the past few years. During the Whitman governance, NJ was plagued by a drought, a blizzard and a hurricane. However, despite the precipitous precipitation, the drought was not completely alleviated. In addition, in more recent months, the Raritan River has flooded again.
While the Army Engineers have had something in the works for almost 30 years, the project is not… Continue
Added by Chris Frueh on March 25, 2010 at 8:31pm —
I don't have a brilliantly simple idea that will make water purification simple and easy. However, I'll donate what I've got.
My plan is for the consolidation of the water treatment system into a single network under the premise that doing things bigger is cheaper, more efficient, and more maintainable. I didn't realize this would be water but under my food post, I described a desalination/sewage-treatment hybrid that would combine these separate purification processes into… Continue
Added by Chris Frueh on March 25, 2010 at 2:09am —
While my area has escaped most of the dangers of current food shortages, I find the focus of the articles provided to be off. These technological breakthroughs (such as an information distribution network for rural farmers) are no doubt helpful, but most of these things could be brought with greater effect and efficiency by a connection to whichever country's national power grid and Internet grids. The vast array of cheap and compact devices that the developed world wields against its… Continue
Added by Chris Frueh on March 24, 2010 at 4:49pm —
As I am currently (as in 2010) studying the fields of network theory, distributed computing and swarm intelligence, I expect that my contribution to a food shortage on any one of the Pacific Islands could be through me setting up a network of food production, preservation and transportation relying on methods like that of the ancient Polynesians who, upon setting up their island empire, maintained a massive trans-ocean communication and transportation network.
While, no… Continue
Added by Chris Frueh on March 24, 2010 at 1:33am —
Nick Yee is a communications and psychology researcher who, like the creators of this game, is interested in the mind of the gamer. His research will, hopefully, lessen the stigma of the pointlessly abusive online gamer by understanding what it is about the game that pushes some towards abuse. The implications also spill out of the game by helping administrators of schools and businesses to understand the perceptual roots behind the behaviorally-induced conflict.
I urge you… Continue
Added by Chris Frueh on March 23, 2010 at 5:12pm —
As cheap and renewable as these new fuels are, we are still wasting energy. 10 years in the future, I'd like to see energy recycled.
In 2020, the latest New York charity marathon has just been run with one minor difference from previous years: each of the participants is carrying non-resistance devices that harness the kinetic energy otherwise ignored by the runner and store it. Each of the spectators is holding an umbrella to be shielded from the sun while the solar panels… Continue
Added by Chris Frueh on March 23, 2010 at 2:45am —
I'd like the frame of a backpack to be built with a spring-loaded induction coil to generate power while you walk. In addition, strips of flexible solar panels could cover the outside to generate and store power for future use. While this is contingent on a cheap and effective method of power storage, it nonetheless recycles kinetic energy that we already use.
In theory, you could store energy from motion and sell it to companies for goods and services in a manner similar… Continue
Added by Chris Frueh on March 22, 2010 at 4:02pm —
Social convention has burdened us with innumerable constraints on what we can or cannot do. Children, on the other hand, know only what they see. There is a problem and the solution injures fewer than inaction. Action plan: attempt to minimize collateral and move ahead.
The other thing kids bring to the table is a refreshed worldview. If you tried something 100 different times and it didn't work because the tech hadn't been invented yet, the problem isn't decipherable; it… Continue
Added by Chris Frueh on March 22, 2010 at 4:13am —
Dr. V. M. Mayande is the chancellor of the strangely named "Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth" University which is headlining India's biofuel program. The university has planted several sq. km. of an oil-producing plant called "Jatropha" that will, if the plans come to fruition, produce up to 20% of India's diesel needs in the near future. While this plant might not be easily portable to other tropical locales, there are local plants with similarly high levels of oil in the seeds that… Continue
Added by Chris Frueh on March 22, 2010 at 3:55am —