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the future of evoke

I think evoke should also tackle political topics, like manipulating, censored media and biased coverage, which are important current issues.

What i don't like are the private options of your submissions. On Missions you can only select "All" "Friends" "Private", but you can't for example make it visible for all logged in evoke agents and invisible for public. This is even more of an issue for Quests, because everyone can read your submissions by searching "your name + evoke" on…

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Added by Stefan Franz on July 1, 2012 at 3:03pm — No Comments

drug sharing

My group of people involves everyone. During an outbreak it can come to a lack of drugs. My idea is that everyone who hoarded drugs in the beginning because of panic can advertise them online in a later phase. So that people who realise that they bought too much for themselfes can offer it to people in need. Hoarding can happen to everyone in tough situations, so people could do a good thing after they calmed down and are able do think rational again. Another possibility could be that a…

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Added by Stefan Franz on June 24, 2012 at 3:16pm — No Comments

How do People React

After reading the secrets i chose "How do People React in a Pandemic?".

The article shows that overreacting can also have a positive outcome "People who have gone through it come out on the other side calmer and better able to cope". A point of view i haven't realised like that before.

Also it showed me that denial is much more common and the ways how you can fight it: "Legitimize fear, Things to do, Things to decide, Love, Hate".

All points dealing with allowing fear as…

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Added by Stefan Franz on June 24, 2012 at 3:02pm — No Comments

Baghmara Community Fores

A Community managed Eco-tourism enterprise:

In short terms: A very good forrest area got ripped off by different people. A commitee was formed by local people to reforest that area again. Now the region is in a very good regenerated state again with animals(spotted rhinos, leopard, tiger, deers and more). At the same time, without destroying the forrest, the area is supporting people with fodder and even firewood. Based on the new nature experience, so called eco-tourism…

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Added by Stefan Franz on June 17, 2012 at 4:40pm — No Comments

Take a breath

It's the year 2086! I remember the times from my childhood, when social interaction started to shift from personal contact to communication via technology. I want the next generations to remember that there was a time when you didn't need to answer an email in an hour, where it took a week to get an answer from some person because the letters delivery took that time. Of course new technologies have much pros and the time speedup is one in most cases, but one must not forget to take his time,…

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Added by Stefan Franz on June 17, 2012 at 4:12pm — No Comments

social crisis - riots

A crisis in my region could be a social crisis. Unequal distribution of wealth and privileges are causing a social tension. Of course as a community we should do everything to prevent such a trend, but in case of an actual breakout of violence we should track all activies happening in germany and discover core areas so security forces can focus on them to protect uninvolved people. Also citizens could inform theirselfes on current riots and avoid these areas as good as possible. The…

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Added by Stefan Franz on June 10, 2012 at 5:05pm — No Comments

fight child marriage

I've read an article about child marriage:

http://www.unmultimedia.org/radio/english/2012/05/american-girls-raise-awareness-and-money-to-fight-child-marriage-in-four-countries/

On further investigation i found this site with various informations about child marriage:…

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Added by Stefan Franz on June 3, 2012 at 12:22pm — No Comments

Paypal online payments

This week i tried out paypal. Paypal offers an online payment and money transfer system. The advantage, as a micropayment-capable system is, that payments are instantly credited to the recipients account. Furthermore you only need to know the email-address of the person you want to send money to, global transactions = no problem.
I myself used it to donate a few dollars to path.org - a great entrepreneurial approach for global health.

Added by Stefan Franz on May 27, 2012 at 8:53pm — No Comments

Timebanks instead of money

I think a big change could be to lower the dependency on conventional money by using a time based currency. The future of living could be a small self supporting community. If special knowledge or help(working power) of one member is needed by another, instead of paying money a time bank could be used. The member who is helping "earns" working hours on the time bank, which he then can use to pay another community member for

his working power. Timebanks already exist all over the world…

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Added by Stefan Franz on May 27, 2012 at 8:51pm — No Comments

watercone

My favourite clean-water project is the so called watercone. It is a cone made out of Macrolon, which is a highly resistant material against UV radiation, salt and deformation. The main principle of the watercone is based on evaporation. The watercone can be placed on saltwater or a dirty puddle, insolation evaporates the water under the cone which condenses afterwards at the material and is collected. Result of this process is clean drinking water.


However the watercone had not the…

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Added by Stefan Franz on May 20, 2012 at 6:31pm — No Comments

Alternative Energy DIY by alxram

My social entrepreneur is alxram, he is a user on the website instructables.com and created the group "Alternative Energy DIY". Not the user himself is imporant to me, but the idea of creating small sustainable enery solutions all by yourself. Various projects around sustainable energy sources are listed in the group including instructions how to build them. Projects range from wind turbines to Breath powered USB chargers and many of them use recycled materials from old electrical devices.…

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Added by Stefan Franz on May 13, 2012 at 8:24pm — No Comments

We waste too much good food

I think a big challenge for food safety is the waste of good food.

On one hand there is a waste on the producers side, like some evoke players already mentioned. For example, food is disposed only because it has some small flaws even though it would still be eatable without any risk for one's health but supermarket owners want their wares to look fresh and new all the time so the change their range of goods more often than it is actually necessary.

On the other hand consumers are…

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Added by Stefan Franz on May 6, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Me in 2020

Actually I’m not quite sure, were I’m going to be in the year 2020. If I had to make a wish, I would like to impact the world with my work in new technologies. Therefore, it would be great if I could develop some innovative method which is helpful to people and makes their lives easier and more worth living. Especially older people can profit from new innovations. For example, they just developed some shoes that include a location-tracking-system for people suffering from Alzheimer’s…

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Added by Stefan Franz on April 29, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

My social hero is Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi was born in June 1945 in Burma. She is the only daughter of the revolutionist Aung Sang who fought for Burma's independence from the British Empire in 1947. Unfortunately, rivals assassinated Aung Sang in the very same year. Suu Kyi eventually moved to different countries to go to collage and university. In 1988 Suu Kyi returned to Burma and started leading the pro-democracy movement which was the reason she was placed under house arrest in 1989. Despite of the given arrest…

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Added by Stefan Franz on April 29, 2012 at 5:27pm — No Comments

Go to where the action is

If you want to make a change in the world, it is not enough to just sit at home and think about what would help the world. Your ideas may be great ones but if you don’t take action they probably won’t impact other people the way you want them to. Therefore, you actually have to act to create a better world and within this action you have to go to where the deficiencies are. This is the best way to be most successful with your visions as you can see the real problems and respond to upcoming…

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Added by Stefan Franz on April 29, 2012 at 5:18pm — No Comments

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"I love that you've brought this to attention. An extensive database of uncommon but resistant and hardy plants/foods could be developed and organized by climate. Ease of growth and processing should also be taken in to account. I will try to…"
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Fourth of July on the Lake

This past weekend was the annual celebration at the lake house in Connecticut. It is amazing that the lake is still so clear and beautiful after all these years. The watershed association has done a wonderful job protecting these waters from the damaging effects of development.The wood grill was finally ready to cook on, so we didn't miss the propane tank fueled grill anymore. The food actually tasted fresher than in the past and was easy to keep fueled.Dad was very proud of the solar hybrid…See More
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Stinging Nettle

In this blog post I will focus on a plant that is abundant in our nature, and which is immensely nutritious. It's of course the Stinging Nettle. Let's start with the chemical constituents of this plant:37 % Non-Nitrogen-Extracts19 - 29 % Ash9 - 21 % Fiber4 % Fat22 % ProteinOnce the leaves are drid, their protein content can reach an astounding 40 %, which is much higher than beef, which even under the best of circ**stances can never exceed 31 % protein. In addition the Stinging Nettle consists…See More
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The meal

It is 7'oclock, I was late home from work due to an assignment that i wanted to get ahead on. By the time I get home I am feeling extremley tired and I cannot be bothered to make a proper meal. I walk to the fridge and open it to see what there is for me to eat. All of the out of date foodstuffs have been automaticaly thrown away by the fridge, they will be recycled tomorrow as animal feed or something. I see i have organic local eggs and some local cheese. Foods are vacc** sealded for easy…See More
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Future

FutureToday is 2020/1/1. It is just like yesterday. The war is still continuing. It has started since 2010. In 2010, that year was a horrible year. Almost every energy ran out. Every country’s governments were crushed down at the same time. There were riots everywhere. All of the big company’s bosses were killed xdeadx in the riots. Troops fought each other everywhere. Food was bought up xawayx at once. There were no more food supplies in any shops. The economy was all crushed down. All the…See More
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