Google lets you pick the problem in improved ‘Solve for X’ think tank site

Asteroid credit NASA JPL

In the wake of Google’s 2013 Solve for X event — which encourages people to submit radical proposals to huge problems like world hunger, for example — Google is adding new features to the TED-like think tank’s site in an effort to encourage collaboration and innovation. The 2013 event received 18 “moonshot” proposals for problems like asteroid mining, renewable energy storage, early Alzheimer’s diagnosis, and others that can be viewed on the Solve for X site. Google is adding a new forum and a community section to Solve for X where users can join, create a profile, and declare a problem that they’re passionate about solving. Users can also submit their own video proposals and watch, share, and rate other submissions.

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