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Then I thought of "consumerism". This is a well-known issue, so I will not say more.
Then I thought of things like "what should we do about our massive trash?" Things like radioactive waste, or CO2 from industry, or waste management in rapidly developing countries like China.
I love your idea of a daily picture blog here on EVOKE. If I could, I would give you +10 Creativity points for that alone. Since I can't, I will just have to give you +1 :D
Don't get me wrong. I Dig the ingenuity and creativity that for instance afrigadget is so good at showcasing. But just because they are creative in using old metal, doesnt mean that we should necessarily think that things are "ok". that we should just stop at the praise, "oh look how cute! he made a helicopter out of scapped metal".
It's a joke if we dont take things to the next level, of introducing ways in which some of these things can be marketed, sold to others.
It's almost like hackers who just look at the technical and feature-wise aspects of a product, and the aesthetical side is lost in the process. Not deemed important.
(I have Nothing against hackers, and a few hackers are people I consider friends).
So: How do we use the opportunities that crisis gives us? What do you mean? What opportunities do people who lost their homes in Chile get?
Sure, crisis is also a radical change, and sometimes for the better. We Do have examples where people say "It was only after I lost my home that I really started to value my Daily Moments". Where they can build a new life. But try say "crisitunity" to victims. Some will feel like it's a slap in their face.
So: What do we do, concrete steps, to ensure that opportunities Are being Created, and Used, in moments of crisis?
Lets keep the discussion going! :D
Hemp? Amaranth? Flax Seeds?
Biomass polymers *COULD* potentially supplement plastics, but there's always the issues of diverting food, using too much water, energy, etc to grow them, depleting soil...
Gotta be some solution.