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A better alternative to "progress studies"

While I appreciate the importance of understanding & facilitating progress, I was underwhelmed by this proposal for a new scientific discipline.

I'd like to propose a better alternative....

#innovation #science #education

A while back, I put together a sampling of big challenges we face & a way to measure magnitude. ideafaktory.com/unbreaking-ame…

But BIG problems demand big innovative solutions.

Unfortunately, the capabilities we need are scattered across disciplines & institutions.

What I propose is a global, cross-disciplinary strikeforce for each problem we face.

This model would truly meld purpose, education & action into a cohesive whole.

It would eliminate the need for yet another scientific discipline, while truly accelerating human progress.

Here's how ProgressStrikeForce (#PSF) might work:

1) Start with a globally prioritized set of goals (@BjornLomborg's efforts might be a good start)

2) Top global institutions (corporations, government & academia) would nominate 10-20 top people for a 2 year commitment.

3) Commitments would be ~25% of their time with a centralized expense pool. (I'll spare details here)

4) Each problem would have at least one top member from disciplines like biology, economics, physics, business, etc.

5) Students from various universities would commit to work for each #PSF full time.

6) Members would serve 1-2 year terms on each PSF before transitioning work to the next nominee. Important to keep the thinking fresh.

6) All participants (leaders & students) get fractional interest in generated IP.

7) IP ownership structure & uses for public good, TBD. (These models already exist w/universities & govt research programs.)

I welcome constructive input.

contact: ideas@ideafaktory.com

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