Blog Council – Session 12


Class Blog Bracket

Most Creative: Mary B.

Best Title: Robbie Spencer

We Would Like to See This Soon… : Rafi

Good work on all of your innovative blogs this week. We enjoyed reading about all of your ideas.  Keep commenting! We strongly encourage conversation in the comments section of your blogs.

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Help Make Us More Disconnected


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When was the last time you had dinner with a group of friends without checking your phone at least once? Very few people, especially millennials, cannot answer this question. Not because they can’t remember the last time they went to dinner with a group of friends, but because they can’t remember the last time they didn’t check their phone. Sherry Turkle, a professor at MIT discusses this in her TED talk titled Connected, but alone?. Continue reading Help Make Us More Disconnected

Think to type


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When thinking of inventions I would ask Elon Musk to dedicate his time too, I started by racking my brain for inventions that would service a public need and improve quality of life in some way. Then my mind began to wander… and an idea hit me that was so good I had to write it down before I forgot it: a system which allows you to dictate your thoughts without saying a word. Continue reading Think to type

Where we’re going, we need sustainability


Our world today is more polluted than ever. Though recycling practices continue to improve, our daily trash is often still dumped into landfills across the world. These man-made structures are detrimental to our environment and are a temporary fix for a long-term problem.  My challenge for Elon Musk would be to create a way to power our everyday gadgets, buildings, and automobiles with common trash.

Continue reading Where we’re going, we need sustainability

Solar Roadways?


I wanted to take Greg’s idea of heated roads a step further to challenge Elon Musk to invent solar roadways and parking lots. These roads and parking lots would not just be able to make roads safer, but they would completely change our roads as we know them. Roads and especially parking lots are almost always exposed to the sun. What if we could figure out a way to turn this valuable sunlight to into energy? We would be able to make roads that could provide energy to the grid. Vast parking lots could cut down the energy used by the buildings and stores that built them. An electrical engineer and his counselor wife originally proposed this idea. However, without the money and resources, they have been slow to get their idea to work. Elon Musk’s expertise, creativity, and resources could help commercialize this innovative idea…. Continue reading Solar Roadways?