The White House has put out a call to techies and scientists across the internet, asking a simple question: What should the United States' next greatest technological and scientific achievement be? It's time to tweet, post, and email your ideas.
When you reply to the White House's prompt--on Twitter, Facebook, or via email--your voice will be heard and your ideas will be counted. We know, because we built the software that will capture your responses and deliver them directly to the people in charge. Ready to get involved? Here's what to do.
- Think big! Imagine an ambitious science or technology challenge (something huge like the moon landing!) which you think can inspire great new ideas and inventions. Here are some examples President Obama listed.
- Follow @whitehouse on Twitter or become a fan of The White House on Facebook, and check out the tweets and posts soliciting Grand Challenge ideas in science and technology between Monday April 12 and Wednesday April 14.
- Reply to the tweet or post with your idea, or a link to ideas you find interesting. On Twitter, use the hashtag #whgc. Alternately, you can email your response to email@example.com.
- Encourage your friends and followers to respond, too!
Check out our new video primer about how our work on ThinkTank will help deliver your responses back to the White House.
Everyone working on the Grand Challenges initiative can't wait to hear what you have to say, so thanks in advance for your insights and participation. Anil and I will be sharing the responses we got both online and at Twitter's first official conference, Chirp, this week in San Francisco.
Give @whitehouse Your Feedback! [Expert Labs]