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This is a challenge to see how clever you are, you will choose one of the three Options and then explain how you will go about dealing with the problem. (no science fiction, you can only use what actually exist, real technology.)

Now for the options to choose from.:


1. Solving world hunger for or at least minimizing it.

2. Space travel, finding a proficient way to travel to distant stars, planets.. for colonization.

3. The Eradication of ISIS.
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Ok I will start it then.


I choose Option one dealing with World Hunger!

my plan is a simple one, 'by creating a donation firm and investing into a three step plan. Plan...1. Build Sea water platform factories that take salt water and remove the salt sand other material creating drinkable usable water, then build pipe lines to where their is no water or food. Next step 2. use the water from the pipelines to not only allow the impoverish people to drink and clean them selves, but also to irrigate farm fields. I will have a few trained farmers training the locals the ins and outs of rotational farming. after locals learn to farm and are given basic tools for farming + seeds for planting. Allow them to farm, part 3. any extra food can be sold, and the income spent on maintaining the water producing factories. Food now no longer needed, cost of project wile somewhat expensive, is still far less costly than feeding them and buy them food. Its always better to give them the tools to make their own lives better and let them do the work. (this project would take about 2 years max, and would make them full independent for them selves.)
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Darkphoenix3450 wrote:




This is a challenge to see how clever you are, you will choose one of the three Options and then explain how you will go about dealing with the problem. (no science fiction, you can only use what actually exist, real technology.)

Now for the options to choose from.:


1. Solving world hunger for or at least minimizing it.

2. Space travel, finding a proficient way to travel to distant stars, planets.. for colonization.

3. The Eradication of ISIS.


Solving world hunger. Hunger is one of the greatest drivers of conflict, other than water and territory.

Space travel may or may not happen (given your constraints, this is basically a bogus option as current technology does not allow for distant stars or planets), but hunger exists now.

ISIS exists now, but is not impacting nearly every region like hunger is. Even ISIS would be decreased with a solution to hunger. Eradication of ISIS would solve dozens, perhaps hundreds, maybe thousands of deaths a year. Eradicating hunger would eliminate orders of magnitude more.
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Darkphoenix3450 wrote:




This is a challenge to see how clever you are, you will choose one of the three Options and then explain how you will go about dealing with the problem. (no science fiction, you can only use what actually exist, real technology.)

Now for the options to choose from.:


1. Solving world hunger for or at least minimizing it.

2. Space travel, finding a proficient way to travel to distant stars, planets.. for colonization.

3. The Eradication of ISIS.


Solving world hunger. Hunger is one of the greatest drivers of conflict, other than water and territory.

Space travel may or may not happen (given your constraints, this is basically a bogus option as current technology does not allow for distant stars or planets), but hunger exists now.

ISIS exists now, but is not impacting nearly every region like hunger is. Even ISIS would be decreased with a solution to hunger. Eradication of ISIS would solve dozens, perhaps hundreds, maybe thousands of deaths a year. Eradicating hunger would eliminate orders of magnitude more.


So how would you go about fixing world hunger.
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I am not sure how any of us normies are suppose to contribute when most of us are NOT scientists. I could say ionized engines are promising to replace our current hydrogen burners, but I am not a rocket scientist.

I suppose this would be the sharing of pop science articles then?



If not....


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1: End food waste is an idea



2: we should probably try to fix Earth's problems before going to other planets
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Darkphoenix3450 wrote:

So how would you go about fixing world hunger.


Sorry, was editing my first post when this came in. Let's see..
How to solve world hunger.. well, that gets more complicated. First step is to reduce waste. I help run a food program in my town that gets leftovers from just two restaurants. Good food, but they'd normally throw it away. Because they can give it to us, to heat, recombine, and serve, they don't have to have extra dumpsters and food gets eaten that would normally just go in the trash. Feeds hundreds of people a week who really need it.

Next step would probably be a similar distribution style item. There is enough food here, we just don't get it to those who need it, or they can't afford it, so it goes to waste rather than being eaten. Of course, this goes directly against capitalism, but it's a thing.

When dropping food to needy areas, much of it is stolen or hoarded by warlords and such. A more individual distribution system would dismantle their power structure while also making sure that hungry folks get fed.. so they are more able to defend themselves against such attackers.

Using sea water, desalination plants, etc is possible with current tech, but it's not really portable, so I'm not sure how practical that would be. Another thing I'd love to see would be salt tolerant plants so we could grow in more areas, or even better drought tolerant plants.. but those take larger areas and longer growing cycles. Not impossible, but definitely difficult to implement, with a lag before the food starts becoming available. It's kind of like those heifer programs that will send a cow to a needy village, since cows can eventually make milk, or be slaughtered.. but you still have to care for the cow until that point, which takes a lot of feed and water. In other words, we need to have a system in place to blend folks from food outside to food grown.. but we need to do both, since without both happening at the same time, either would fail.
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1. Just teach people how to sustainable and intelligently farm (no monocropping), hunt/fish, forage in their local environment.
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I am not sure how any of us normies are suppose to contribute when most of us are NOT scientists. I could say ionized engines are promising to replace our current hydrogen burners, but I am not a rocket scientist.

I suppose this would be the sharing of pop science articles then?



If not....




'what if I told you large engines or rocket are not needed in space shuttles who are attempting colonizing other planets. ' Might I make a few suggestions?
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Darkphoenix3450 wrote:


PeripheralVisionary wrote:

I am not sure how any of us normies are suppose to contribute when most of us are NOT scientists. I could say ionized engines are promising to replace our current hydrogen burners, but I am not a rocket scientist.

I suppose this would be the sharing of pop science articles then?



If not....




'what if I told you large engines or rocket are not needed in space shuttles who are attempting colonizing other planets. ' Might I make a few suggestions?

I wouldn't say Ionized engines are nearly as large as hydrogen burners though I am listening.
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PeripheralVisionary wrote:


Darkphoenix3450 wrote:


PeripheralVisionary wrote:

I am not sure how any of us normies are suppose to contribute when most of us are NOT scientists. I could say ionized engines are promising to replace our current hydrogen burners, but I am not a rocket scientist.

I suppose this would be the sharing of pop science articles then?



If not....




'what if I told you large engines or rocket are not needed in space shuttles who are attempting colonizing other planets. ' Might I make a few suggestions?


I wouldn't say Ionized engines are nearly as large as hydrogen burners though I am listening.

First of if by building a device on a base in space. something like a rail gun that can send you deep into space with much more speed than any known rocket we have at this time, Also have you ever heard of solar sails used to move in space. Kind of like how a sailboat catches wind. to move, solar sails catch the solar photon energy coming from stars and suns, and utilizes it to move forward.
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Darkphoenix3450 wrote:

I wouldn't say Ionized engines are nearly as large as hydrogen burners though I am listening.


First of if by building a device on a base in space. something like a rail gun that can send you deep into space with much more speed than any known rocket we have at this time, Also have you ever heard of solar sails used to move in space. Kind of like how a sailboat catches wind. to move, solar sails catch the solar photon energy coming from stars and suns, and utilizes it to move forward.

I have heard of those, but do not know much about them. Again, I stress that because I am not a scientist that I cannot hope to poke forward holes if there are any, but I suppose a thread about possible scientific advances are reasonable enough.
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Option 1: Solving world hunger. Easy solution. Nuke all major population centers. The fallout will take care of the rural areas. No one alive = no one hungry. Easy.

Option 2: Put actual funding into researching this more fully: https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2015/04/evaluating-nasas-futuristic-em-drive/ because if your spacecraft doesn't need physical fuel, it can reach much higher speeds with constant acceleration. Sure it might mean a 50 year trip to the nearest other solar system, but it could be improved even more.

Option 3: Nuke the entire middle east. Kinda like option 1. Radioactive parking lots don't really do much but bask in their warm glow.
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3. Elimination of ISIS:
Continue bombing cities ISIS has control of, and continue using Drone's to strike accurately. Pour more troops in the middle east, increasing the amount of troops being sent in each year. Carry out daily attacks against areas where ISIS has a big influence.
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1. world hunger
1. make fast growing durable food plants that can survive in most climates dry or cold as well as resistant to disease and pests likely through genetic modifications by taking the genes from plants that thrive in such conditions and also make it so the farms are capable of collecting the seeds for reuse or cheap enough that a poor farmer could afford or if don't uproot them they can regrow from the roots. though make it so they aren't able to germinate or grow on their own so they don't become a invasive weed. i would also make it so the entire plant is edible fruit/seed, stem ,leaves and roots.i would say is quite do able with current tech.
2. give training and schooling on more effective farming methods as well as give some cheap durable and useful tools.
3. make clean water more readily available too places wit water shortages. weather its by taking water from the ocean and removing the salt then transporting it where needed or some other method.



2.space travel
currently don't have the tech would require even just getting to mars and setting colonies there would be tough while we maybe able to at the moment it would be quite a massive under taking and i think would require settling other things first and would take awhile for colonists and supplies to reach thier plus it would be a one way trip most likely and a decent chance it would fail and they would be stuck there. of course i don't know much of about current space tech that may already be viable that already does or is close to existing

3.ISIS and Islamic terrorism
1. well first get rid of ISIS and similar already existing groups likely through in part through military force would likely need to have forces that are skilled at countering gorilla style fighting as well tech to help find and destroy hidden strongholds.also one thing would also try and counter is the fanaticism many of their fighters have try and break that somehow possibly by not killing them but crippling them or some display of overwhelming strength compared to them and take away the glory they seek in fighting though i don't have enough knowledge on how fanatics like that think so not sure what would be best. also try and prevent civilian casualties especially by actions of those fighting ISIS.

2. demonize the actions of terrorists or criminals don't let them get away with their actions nor have them become a martyr.

3. once that's done try and prevent other such groups from replacing them. by preventing tyrants from remaining in power or taking over in those areas. increase standards off living and education standards. encourage/impose secularism and extreme Islamic reform or if required disbandment. are among a few ways i think could use to lesson the chance other such groups from forming
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