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#whgc Maker Faire in every city? Help the White House determine which scientific and technological challenges to prioritize

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Help the White House determine which scientific and technological challenges to prioritize“… via Smarterware.

As a part of its efforts to introduce fully open government, the White House is reaching out to the at-large scientific community to discuss America’s national scientific and technological priorities. Through AAAS, and our new Expert Labs program, the Obama administration wants to draw on the collective wisdom of scientists everywhere in deciding which scientific and technological challenges should be the focus of policy initiatives in the coming years.

A Maker Faire in every city in the USA at least once a year. It would be like getting a wish and wishing for more wishes…

8 thoughts on “#whgc Maker Faire in every city? Help the White House determine which scientific and technological challenges to prioritize

  1. my suggestion for scientific and technology challenge in the next year
    is two fold but related.
    1) A makerfaire in every city at least once a year.
    http://www.makerfaire.com/

    2) a “hackerspace” in every city. places such as
    http://www.allhandsactive.com/ or http://www.i3detroit.com/ which
    sponsor workshops, make tools (and how to use them) available that
    people might otherwise not have access to such as cnc machines etc., All
    hands active in Ann Arbor even has workshops on biology and biotechnology.

    These two things inspire, foster, and make available the things needed
    for innovation in Science and Technology. They inspire children to want
    to go into sciences, by maybe starting with a “toy” robot which could
    then lead to a career in robotics. They make science fun and
    interactive. Most young people I know think science and school is
    boring. If it can be shown to be fun and interesting we can get back to
    being the leader in science and technology.

    Thank you for your time.

    Leo T. Jxxxxxxx

    1. I think they are looking for more EndGame science.. like curing cancer and stuff like that.

      Hackerspace type things do some original research i’m sure, but it’s engineering more than science, right?

      If we (the US) want better access to science at a lower level then we need Chemistryspace and Biospace. But i don’t think the Government would fund these things. Those are areas that Universities and research corps cover. The general public doesn’t usually have access to the necessary equipment to perform advanced science… the type of endgame science that the WhiteHouse is interested in. Heck, even public computer science could use free access to a Cluster for simulations and whatnot (better than being forced to grow your own botnet).

  2. I think we should prioritize things that use arduinos and update twitter. Blinking LEDs should also be high on the list.

    … I kid!

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