One of my major projects involves creating a web-based platform that unites us all in a quest to solve problems. Or you might see it as software to help us accomplish goals by helping to define the topic or goal, set milestones, find others with like interests and help with resources and planning until we accomplish the goal.
In order to develop the software, we decided to find a focus point to help us better define features, benefits and an interesting user interface – given that my colleagues have a background with environmental causes and law, we choose the nuclear disaster at Fukushima, Japan and the problems with fuel rods and contaminated ground water. Here’s a blog site from my colleague, Julian Gresser, discussing the problem: http://www.explorerswheel.com/blog/generating-solutions-fukushima
Wow – this is turning into chaos. The problems in Japan are enormous and our hope is to unite minds from all of humanity to find new and innovative solutions, ideas and suggestions about how to handle the crisis. From this project, we will build an amazing piece of software to help with other projects like clean-water projects, building hospitals or schools and many, many others.
But Fukushima is getting scary. Even with no further interruption from nature, the problem is severe enough. Now a typhoon – maybe the biggest in 10 years is about to hit the plant. http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/15/us-japan-typhoon-idUSBRE99E09H20131015
If those fuel rods are exposed or the water storage tanks are damaged, God help us all. Welcome to the 21st century disasters.