Category Archives: Big Issues Discussion

Krilling It

Land based krill aqua­cul­ture as a food base for a civ­i­liza­tion that is destroy­ing itself via over con­sump­tion. The log­ic is: Grow some sim­ple, fast life cycle organ­isms that eat algae but con­tain enough nutri­ents to feed the biggest mam­mal … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Mindful Storytime

The idea here is to blend mind­ful­ness with abo­rig­i­nal dream time sto­ries. The desired out­come is both a ver­bal record of these won­der­ful sto­ries that peo­ple can pass down from one gen­er­a­tion to the next, a means for Aus­tralians to … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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VR Meditation Platform

After try­ing the new Occu­lus device I was impressed by just how immer­sive it was. Then whilst doing a guid­ed med­i­ta­tion on Insight­Timer I was find­ing it dif­fi­cult to focus. Then it hit me: We should use a game dev … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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On Site Ammonia

Gen­er­ate ammo­nia on a farm using solar pow­er and water. New tech­niques for using low pow­er plas­mas for pro­duc­ing Ammo­nia are pos­si­ble. This would allow a farmer to pro­duce Ammo­nia at their farm instead of ship­ping it in. Ammo­nia can … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Compost & Conversation

This is a ser­vice where some­one goes to some­one’s house to col­lect their house­hold scraps every cou­ple of days. The idea is that these peo­ple are dual pur­pose — they are a men­tal health ser­vice, they pop by and have … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Dirty Lake Clean Pool

There are plen­ty of cities in the world with a big ol’ dirty arti­fi­cial lake in them. Usu­al­ly brown in colour, not great to swim in. I was think­ing about how you could cre­ate a clean pool for swim­ming in … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Reducing Roadkill

How much does road­kill cost soci­ety? Both in acci­dents, injuries, and the eco­log­i­cal toll? I bet nobody’s done the num­bers, but it seems to me that if we can reduce road kill, then nobody is going to lose out. This … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Good Times 4 Bad Times Phone/Photo App

One thing about depres­sion is that you can’t see any­thing good. Good Times 4 Bad Times is an appli­ca­tion that runs on your phone (plugs in to Google pho­to’s?) that asks you some real­ly spe­cif­ic ques­tions about your mood and … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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A bot that convinces you of your intrinsic value/self worth

This is a bot for psy­cho­log­i­cal good. It is a chat bot, and it’s whole aim is to help you see your self worth (your intrin­sic val­ue). The idea is that it does­n’t pan­der to you, but it holds a … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Replace single use plastics with skin

I am inspired by the 4Ocean cam­paign, but it does­n’t get to the heart of the prob­lem: Soci­ety’s depen­den­cy on sin­gle use plas­tics.  I can’t change soci­ety, but can I change plas­tic? Well we’d need to find some­thing that’s just … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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