Zannel and the X Prize Foundation have announced a contest, where they are asking for:
people to upload short videos about what they think are the biggest issues/challenges facing humanity today. These can be science related, social, technological, or anything really. The X Prize foundation will use these video suggestions as they develop what will either be multi-million dollar challenge, or several challenges totaling a big amount of sum. They will even select a winner from our contest to be flown out to their Wirefly Cup later this year to see rockets and curious vehicles fly across the New Mexico desert.
Or, put another way:
The X PRIZE Foundation is always looking for new ideas around what people consider to be the largest, most challenging issues facing humankind today, and this is our “soap box” for you to be heard. Tell us what grand challenges you think the world ought to be thinking about. And while we’re interested in the opinions of individuals, we’re also interested in the opinions of the group. An X PRIZE committee will review the videos that receive the most votes to determine a winner.
There are so many challenges facing humanity today, however, I wouldn’t know where to start, even if I had a video cam. Is the greatest challenge facing humanity radical fundamentalism (be it Islamic or Christian)?; American imperialism?; lack of educational services?; overpopulation, overconsumption and overcomplacency?; or something else?
I think that it’s a little bit of all of the above, personally.