Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Focus Forward Films

I just found GE's http://www.focusforwardfilms.com/#films.

As described on the website:

"GE FOCUS FORWARD films highlight exceptional people and world-changing ideas that have impacted the course of human development, now and then, or with great potential to significantly affect how we live in the next generation."

This is another project which promotes new ideas.  My favorite quote (which is also my email signoff)- "Knowledge is Power, share it and it will multiply".

So there are 30 movies and here are some quick thoughts on the few I have watched.

The Contenders:

This details the game created to solve a problem biologists couldn't solve.  Online collaborative gamers solved it in three weeks!

You don't know Jack:

"Jack Andraka, a high school sophomore, has developed a revolutionary new test for pancreatic cancer. The future of science is in the hands of our youth."  This young kid gives me hope for the future.  Directed by Morgan Spurlock, from "Supersize Me", I assume- and I dig his stuff.

Solar Roadways:

I love this idea, especially for less traveled roadways.  I had an idea bouncing around my head about place frames over roadways and growing ivy (or something similar) to capture carbon and for its cooling effect, but never fully developed it.  I live this alternative.

I'll post more when I get a chance if I see more interesting stuff.  As always, thanks for reading.

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