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Social Innovation (mission 1 imagine)

you will find me, in the broken places of the world, building new blocks to fill the h***s we knocked out.

to paraphrase Bruce Sterling, the unsustainable is the testbed for the future.

where will i be? where else but in the thick of the mess.
thats where the interesting things happen. innovation and the future happen when people are push, where resources are scare, where the situation is unique.

and where its messy. dirty. hungry, toxic, broken.

brownfields.

something like africa or... west texas.

why? because these places are so terminally messed up that you can go there and do something! and you can push the limits of what can be done because life is on the line. its make it work or things falling apart. so you work.

personally i want to be doing lab work.
transgenics.
some things can't be saved. you can't always save a species, cause a species isn't just an animal or a plant, a species is an entire ecosystem, the things it eats, the predators tat keep it in check, temperature, soil ph, all of these things and more. so sometimes it might be a good idea to fill in some of these gaps, since we were so good at making these gaps in the first place.

filling in the h***s we made in the world.

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Comment by Amos Meeks on March 5, 2010 at 11:08pm
Inspirational. If you want to see an example of lab work helping the world, read about one of my Idols, Norman Borlaug: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Borlaug

It think he is a great example of how it is not only great discoveries in the lab that matter, but also going out and utilizing, teaching, and applying them yourself.
Comment by glim on March 6, 2010 at 5:32pm
hey wow, thats way cool. thanks for the link!
Comment by Deborah Cazden on March 6, 2010 at 5:56pm
Glim...there is more to the challenge :-) How will you respond to the Tokyo food crisis of 2020? Go to the home page http://www.urgentevoke.com and read about it and then add it to your blog post.

I love what you have said so far :-) You are a great writer!
Comment by Ayala Sherbow on March 11, 2010 at 11:58pm
reading this gave me shivers. you communicate in a poetic way that cuts to the core. i look forward to reading more.
Comment by John D. Boyden on May 8, 2010 at 4:18pm
good stuff +1 creativity

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