Enough reading, time to go and experiment
We have all these amazing tools at our finger tips so why wouldn't you want to use them to help solve big challenges? The world is changing rapidly around us we need to get clever about how we apply technology to things that really matter.
There's some amazing stuff happening - from MPESA allowing millions of people to access mobile banking, to Usahidi a platform that crowd-sources information during times of crises and 13 year olds developing super efficient solar trees.
It is not always the answer but lets make sure we put the potential to great use. Who needs farming games when you can build real life farming solutions?
What You Can Do
Sign up for a short class on how to make simple hardware projects e.g. Technology Will Save Us
Some short(ish) articles:
- Can Silicon Valley save the world?
- Work on stuff that matters
- What's better, saving the world or building a facebook app?