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An Inefficient System

Katie HobanKatie Hoban, intersectional technocrat
53 upvotes by User, John Tracy, Quora User, Lalith Mandala, Gauri Noolkar, (more)
World agriculture produces 17% more calories per person per day than it did 30 years ago, despite a 70% population increase. This means that 2,720 calories are produced for every person on the face of the planet, every day.

Despite this, 21,000 people die daily from hunger and hunger-related causes.  

We live in an inefficient system. Although capitalism is certainly the most efficient system we have implemented so far, and has significantly improved quality of life for a portion of the global population, it is by no means the most efficient system possible. GRAI intends to create a model for the global distribution of food, water, and energy based on supply and need rather than supply and money.

The team members of GRAI currently on Quora are Mark Siegmund, a Mensan and MIT graduate who was involved in early iterations of Buckminster Fuller's World Game (the inspiration for GRAI), Chandramouli Sharma, a Human-Computer Interaction researcher at the National Institute of Technology Karnataka and founder of the Ubiquitous Learning Research Lab, and Andy Modell, a computer science student at the University of Michigan and a software engineer for Facebook.

If you are interested in working on this project, please feel free to contact me. People of all backgrounds and abilities are welcome.


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Katie Hoban
Katie Hoban
intersectional technocrat