Science, technology and innovation will be directed towards relatively radical, sustainable and equity enhancing innovation

Science, technology and innovation will be directed towards relatively radical, sustainable and equity enhancing innovation

Wild Card's progress: advanced

This Wild Card came from: 
Interviews

The source of this Wild Card: 
Clem Bezold, "Founder and Chairman Institute of Alternative Futures", Interviewed by MIoIR

Likelihood timeframe and scenario features : 
now-2050

Wild Card's description 
We end poverty as we know it and it is more complex than that because there is poverty of mind and poverty of spirit and poverty of physical things and this could end poverty of physical/material things over 20 years if we focused research and development appropriately. I would say if there are weak signals of that I would say look at that the actors on the building rung of the pyramid movement and the innovation there. For example, there is the thing called the Jaipur Foot a prosthetic foot and students as Stanford got together with the makers of the foot and made a prosthetic leg and legs can cost $5,000 to $30,000 and these guys developed the leg so it cost a $100 or a couple of hundred and that is an example of the kind of potential for building and for inventing.