Last month, as part of our issue on big data, we asked what you would do if you knew everything. Here’s what TIPsters said.
What I Would Choose to Target and Why
If I were to know everything, I would choose to build new things to help poor and less fortunate people (including refugees) with health. Like maybe make garbage cans that would recreate waste into new, and clean food for others to eat.
Also, I would make robots that would make homes with items like food in it to help you survive. The robots would also be able to check your health, just in case you have an illness. I would find a device that could make totaled cars from storms, crashes, and burglaries, etc. into brand new and shiny cars for everyone to drive around! Then, I would make masks, and not just any masks, masks that help you breathe during pollution! Made out of some sort of material that was unbreakable! In other words, not paper.
I would choose to help poor and less fortunate people because then there would be less of a worry about other people suffering, and the population will increase just like the amount of homeless youth!
Eshel Adnan is a fifth grader from Nebraska.
Big Data to Reducing Poverty
Where I come from, India , there are still many people who don’t have access to the great things that we have. Forget about technology, it’s hard enough for them to have a meal on their plate every night. I would use big data in a way that would get rid of at least a little bit of poverty in India.
For example, maybe I could form groups and each group could be go to each poverty-stricken village in India and using data, note down what people in each village are in need of and what the cause is of their poverty. Later on, each group could provide those village people with what they require. That’s what I would use big data for.
Vritti Udasi is a fifth grader from Florida.