Crowdsourcing definitely has some issues we are not talking about enough. They are workers as any other workers. They are precarious as many others today. Who is thinking about their rights, worker rights? Who is making sure that they are payed and are not working in sweatshops or even slavery conditions? We really do need a 21st century concept of worker unions, for globalized and precarious world. All crowdsourcing workers, unite!
I do not understand why people have issues with sea levels rising. I think we should just take the opportunity. Cheaply build tidal power plants on what is currently easy to build on land and then just wait for sea to come and power them up. Cheap energy. For whole world. No more wars.
Today, health care related products and services markets are global. So thank you USA for having so ridiculously high costs of health care because this allows all other countries to negotiate lower costs for their universal health care, while corporations still having enough income to research and develop new cures and equipment. Without you, USA, we would all have to pay higher prices, all around the world. Thank you for deciding to carry this burden yourself.
Why, when choosing an airplane seat, you cannot say that you do not care where you seat, just that you seat next to somebody interesting (listing your interests)? Sitting next to somebody for 10 hours could be a great opportunity to exchange ideas, broaden horizons, and argue about the future of the planet.
I am still waiting for the laptop which would have an on demand transparent (see through) screen. This would be useful while working. But even more interesting would be that you could close the laptop down and then use the other side of the screen as a touch-screen based device. No flipping of the screen around necessary.