How big can you dream?  As they say, the sky is the limit as the limitation of your imagination is your only hurdle.  In fact, some of my best ideas come to me in my sleep.  As unattainable as they may seem, that doesn’t stop me from trying to pursue them.  That said what if you had the opportunity to change the world?  What IF WE could build a perpetual motion machine?   What IF WE could solve world hunger through a magic bean?

The Wright Brothers dreamed big, and they eventually fulfilled their dream of flight. And now Dassault Systemes wants to change the world one dream at a time.  So, the company launched a contest to see just how big the world could dream.  It’s called the “If WE Challenge“.  Ironically entries were limited to 140 characters – they came by way of Twitter – and asked participant to start with the word “If We”.  Over 550 people entered from the around the globe.  85 were then chosen based on content, criteria of interest, feasibility, and fit with sustainability.  They then asked for additional details from the authors and choose 20 that were submitted to the final jury. Three of those 20 have been chosen and are as follows:

Geoffrey Cooper, Canada: “IF WE designed a rolling tree planting robot, we  could send them out to replant forests and restore deserted lands. Let’s make  it happen!”

Ismael Moreno Cendejas, Mexico: “IF WE design more exoskeletons we can help more people with different capacity”

Andjelic Zoran, Serbia: “IF WE have enough 3D printers, we could make custom  made prosthetic limbs for all victims of landmines and renew their faith in science”.

However, Dassault Systemes, while they were happy with the three above winners, felt as though they should show off some of the runner ups, as depicted by the above video.

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Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."