I’m not sure if this is a joke or not, but it is a good idea:
Our fellows in the first world often come to visit and give us their well intentioned but often very problematic “solutions”. We thought, why don’t we pay back?
Dx1W is a competition for designers, artists, scientists, makers and thinkers in developing countries to provide solutions for First World problems. […]
The activities carried out under the International Year focus on:
*Addressing aging population and low birth rate.
*Reducing consumption rate of mass produced goods.
*Integrating the immigrant population.
The Dx1W competition is addressed to the developing countries of the world: All creative solutions depend on having a powerful idea. Whether it’s great resources, military, politics or government, power and size are not enough without having a powerful vision. The First World needs our ideas to solve their problems. First World problems demand Simple Third World solutions. From today on The Third World will bring ideas to redesign the future of the First World.
(via Chris Arkenberg)
April 14, 2010 at 6:07 pm
If we aren’t careful, third-world solutions will be applied to first-world problems sonner than we think.