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Derek
 Canada
Fast Transport of Packages Printer Friendly Version
If anyone has ever played the PC game Grim Fandango, there is a machine which sends messages through the DOD building. I think we could expand that idea to have a virtual network of package delivery systems. You would simply put the package into the containter, close the lid and enter where you want the package to go. This would release the package into a very large tube which would push the package to its destination via vacuum. There would be sensors that detect where the package is going, so that when it gets very close (and there is no package between it and the destination, a cushion is released, stopping the package, which is then lifted using a rising platform to where the person at the other destination can get it. The cushion would then be detracted to let other packages flow. The package would be tracked using the FedEx like system (perhaps using GPS technology?) which tracks its packages. The first system would connect major centres, which then would have subsystems to join the major cities in those general areas. Finally a third subsystem might be used to connect the smaller cites in the area, although at this point the current system (e.g. UPS coming to your door using their brown vans) would suffice. So the package would simply go around the globe to major centres, and then put into a different system of package tubes which serves the local area, and so on until it reaches its destination.
Realistically, this is a very long term idea, but in the nearer future it would make sense to connect the hubs that all the package companies fly to with these tubes.
Reward: Less pollution in the air from jets flying packages is ... priceless. 

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Joon Ho Shin
 South Korea
Rooftop Monorails Printer Friendly Version
In the downtown areas in major cities heavy traffic is the big issue, since it is waste of resource and time and polluting the air. Therefore the government tries to reduce the heavy traffic and solve many problems. However, we can't build new road or subway since we have no space on the ground or under the ground. So I thought it would be nice to make a road in the rooftop by connecting the rooftop of buildings with road.
Since it is much more dangerous than the road on the ground, there should be many safety net and only government granted monorails should be allowed. Office workers can get off at the rooftop. This will solve heavy traffic and also relieve the dependence of subway. People feel stressed in early morning because of crowded atmosphere during rush hour. This makes people uncomfortable from the beginning of the day so if people using subway decreases people can start the day with joy and this will increase the efficiency of workers so corporations can also benefit from this.

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Steve
 Austria
Kids Compartments in Trains Printer Friendly Version
There are compartments for smokers and non-smokers, there are even women's compartments. Now, why aren't there any compartments for kids?
A lot of people (like myself) enjoy a peaceful train ride. They can do some work, read a book, or simply take a nap. However, all of this is suddenly over if a small child enters the place. I've experienced unbelievable scenes in the last years, including hours of hysterical screaming and provocative stomping around. One time I've even had a used diaper flung in my direction. The mother's only reaction was to be amused about how her little sweatheart had done the trick.
Now, the point is, I really don't care how other people bring up their kids. However, most PARENTS have bad manners and don't realize that not everything their little ones might be doing is necessarily a treat to everybody else. The easiest solution would be to create kids' compartments. Everyone would benefit, most of all the children who would get a chance to play with other kids during the train ride, which would make their trip much more enjoyable.
Reward: A free train ticket. 

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