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AaronBurns
 USA
New uses for government land Printer Friendly Version
Make money for our country. We could lease unused government land to private or corporate parties or to other countries where their is over population, sickness, starvation, or tyrannical governments. We could allow them to build houses and businesses or whole cities and call their towns anything they want to and we could visit other countries just by drving a few miles down the road. Right now, we have an over abundance of useless space that could be used to create alot of revenue or cash to help with the national deficit. Those other countries could produce what ever they would normally make in their countries and sell it with no taxes. We could be culturized without leaving where we live. I can see schools and colleges going on short field trips to other countries within a small amount of distance. Very educational. Maybe make a place for the homeless to live in those portable plastic domes and keep them in one area and off the streets. They would be easier to police and keep track of. They would all be in one place so, we could easily feed and care for them as well.
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alan LaBudde
 USA
Altruistic WebCam Avatar Surrogate Printer Friendly Version
Many people are to put it one way "shy" when interacting with people who seem in need on the street, and in the opposite spectrum put off by the removed nature of donating to charities.
I would propose a type of WebCam avatar that would allow people to interact in real time with people in need. Probably initially in the third world. I think many people if they could hide behind the mask that couldn't be torn off of a Santa Claus would be much more free with the distribution of toys or medicines, food, etc. Another person acting as an intelligent avatar via a real-time webcam would be just the sort of shock aborber needed by many people who are embarassed by the word love one to one but would like to play the game anonymously and see other peoples reactions to their generosity.

Initially this webcam could be set up in a third world country where a small donation could go the farthest. It might have to wait for technology to catch up to be truly mobile but could be set up in clinics initially. I think of this as gaining popularity in the same way as a fantasy world like Everquest has online. People could hire others for dollars a day in the third world to build fantasy schools, clinics etc. and maybe even art projects that at the least wouldn't be damaging. I could go on with my own personal ideas but I'd like to allow your imagination to roam.
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bubbler
 USA
CiTyLiVe Printer Friendly Version
First response displays with cameras linked live in a city with high crime rate, tourism, or just go the extra mile.
Very affordable using our own AMERICAN MADE parts & equipment.
KEY BENEFITS:
-WiFi network, no wires!
-Solar w/ battery, again, no wires!
-Compact or Exclusive sizes, 10"-??
-Instant Safety, safe zone & officer visual
-Lost? 1 button help for directions,maps,,,
The list goes on ... unlimited interconnective potential to bring daily walks to the best environment.
To offset costs of installation i have figured advertising would pay back debt in less than 5 years, which would include WiFi accounts, fees, and other income assumed by the city, this could be the most profitable system EVER. It would make bridges look like stepping stones.

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