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Really big, world-changing ideas are not that easy to come by... but they're even harder to implement. Still, it seems like a good first step is to devise ways to collect good ideas and then try to give funding/resources to help develop them into reality. Crowdsourcing this process is a somewhat recent trend (or fad) that gathers wisdom from a community, and there are more than a few projects that have adopted this method for collecting inspiring ideas. Here are just a couple more challenges that you might contribute to. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.
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    Anonymous Coward, 2 Apr 2014 @ 6:21pm

    If everyone potentially infected got tested for certain testable incurable diseases and steps are taken to prevent their spread. We could potentially wipe out A i d s and hepatitis C. It would require a lot of spontaneous cooperation and honesty. It's affordable, we spend billions on wars we can afford some tests. It may take a few generations to completely wipe out these diseases.

    If we spontaneously declared world peace.

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    Anonymous Coward, 2 Apr 2014 @ 8:22pm

    That AI would be fairly useless. I get plenty of irrefutable criticism of humanity itself every day just by reading the news.

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