Innovative Ideas & Discussions

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For all those who want to discuss interesting problems, innovative solutions and the ideas that lie behind them.

Feel free to add or start your own group conversation for any ideas or thoughts you would like to discuss.


Hey everyone!
I'm Srilekha and I'm the Founder/Executive Director of Plannr Consulting, a free not-for-profit consultation service for youth. We also promote the awareness of mental health issues through our campaigns and create a community through our online Discord community.
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Thanks y'all and I really hope y'all take a look at this awesome opportunity to increase your self-awareness and help yourself out by taking the time to reflect on yourself!
Hi all! My name is Catharine Li, and I am a high school student from Austin, TX! I currently serve as the Outreach Coordinator for a completely student led organization called Meddling Kids Movement. (www.meddli...

Meddling Kids Movement is a digital space on the internet striving to promote and encourage youth activism from around the world. Activists from ages 8-19 are given a chance to talk about their work concerning critical issues such as gun law reform, climate change, gender equality, and much more.

We also provide the necessary resources for any student who is looking to get involved in the youth activism scene, and contribute towards a more informed and aware social scene!

As of right now, we are currently looking for students to join our Outreach Team! Our organization wide goal is to seek out and increase youth involvement, specifically from those in underrepresented and marginalized communities.

Students who join this team will be in charge of connecting with youth from all around the world.

Please contact me via email at if you're interested, and thank you so much for your time!

Click on this link to apply: docs.googl... =send_form

be sure to click the "Outreach Team" option!

Thank you so much again!
Hey everyone! I'm here representing an organization called The NAINA Foundation, which aims to provide medical aid for the underprivileged. So far, we have held medical missions in Mumbai, India and have also held a Guinness World Record Event to raise awareness for our cause. We are currently looking for motivated teenagers to start a chapter in their town/school. Apply here to become a 2019-2020 Chapter Leader! sc8TPvP3P8
Hello everyone! My name is Faith and I’m just trying to promote awareness for things I’m passionate about! I could use your help. If you love reading, writing, drawing, or promoting cultural and social acceptance within your community, consider applying for my currently unnamed project! docs.googl... RrFQmIZ-1o

Click on the link to learn more about it! Thank you!
All you coders and creative upcoming engineers are needed as well!
Hi everyone. My name is Shivali and I am a designer at inu, a platform which aims to connect students with like-minded interests from all over the world. We have created a survey to understand how not having people in your community to talk with or create projects with has affected you. The survey is anonymous and one of our responses will have a chance to receive an Amazon gift card! rp9adkBPx6
Do you have a link to your platform? I have a nonprofit I want to start but it’ll require the help of others and there’s no one peers in my community that can help me with the dedication I need. is the site
Hi everyone! My name is Georgia and I come from Greece. I am very happy to have joined RoundPier,thus been given the chance to share my experience, broaden my interests and meet new people. I am currently lpoking for distance learning programs or remote work opportunities. I am particularly interested in Architecture but I would also love any STEM or Art- oriented activity. Thank you!
Hi Georgia - if you are looking for an online learning options we suggest to check out Udemy or Coursera - they will have plenty of opportunities across a number of different fields of study including Architecture. In the US, the are a few summer architecture programs for high school students. In terms of other opportunities, see Eduniverse for more information on various programs.

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There aren't many programs in continental europe but in the UK there are a few great summer courses you can take

My name is Johnson Jin and I am a 2021 student. I am the president and founder of an organization called the Global Youth Coalition where we believe that the youth generation is responsible with helping unprivileged communities in predominantly the education field. Over the past year, we have expanded across the US with several international chapters as well located in Turkey, Pakistan, and China. By having each chapter help with their local region, it will create a large impact to the world that we are all connected to through a network in of our organization. In my local chapter for example, we do biweekly reading buddies in an under privileged communities as well as we are working on a bookshelf to distribute to a facility such as Boys and Girls club. I am also flying out to Seattle in March as an invitational speaker at a conference. With this being said, I am not trying to boast any accomplishments, but trying to convey that GYC has a bright future ahead and we are welcome to any new members. As we are looking for means of expansion, if you are interested in starting a chapter in your school or want any details feel free to message me!

Some interesting predictions made 30 years ago about the world today

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Thanks for sharing!
Great article!
Hi everyone. I’m Shivali and I am the founder of a new, in the works magazine called Women In STEAM . We are looking for Women in STEAM who are interested in writing about their experiences, hardships, and achievements. We will have a team of women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. If you are interested, comment down below and/or message me!
I’m definitely interested and would love more information on how can I get involved!
Good read about innovation!

www.nytime... ssion.html
really good article!
Tech Leadership Opportunity!
Hi everyone,

I'm Russell and I'm here representing Tech Literacy for Seniors. We are a nonprofit (seeking incorp.) that basically provides tech help for seniors.

We are currently seeking motivated individuals who want to start chapters and serve as Chapter Presidents.

If you are interested, please visit our website russellyan... where you can learn more and sign up to a Chapter President.
Is this only for US students?
Hi Brent, Nope! We welcome international students to start chapters as well. By the way, here is some more information about the organization:

Our new website is

Tech Literacy for Seniors is a program designed to help seniors become comfortable and capable with using their devices. We coordinate a network of chapters, led by Chapter Leaders and supported by student volunteers, which provide free tech help to seniors in the surrounding area. Typically, Chapter Leaders organize a group of volunteers and find a location to teach at (like a library). Then, they hold tech help sessions where student volunteers tutor the seniors one-on-one.
What would you say should be the minimum expectation in terms of computer skills of Chapter Presidents?
With all the talk about AI I think it will never replace human intelligence - it can make some things easier but it will always be just another tool (like smart phones).

www.bloomb... me-changer
I agree - translation is a good example
Good article about Udacity's ML and data science classed

www.forbes... 87672c1a17
What are some of the things that will change our lives? I see a lot of discussions on AI here but is it really that big? There are other fields of technology and science that seem to be more important
I'm not sure if you guys have ever heard of CRISPR but its an upcoming genetics editing software / method which is pretty revolutionary. You should check it out. Here's a link to a TED talk on it

www.youtub... dBAHexVYzc
This is interesting @harrisspahic

www.vanity... ai-space-x
Here is a good article to continue the discussion on automation and robots taking away jobs ke-my-job/
This is a really interesting article about how we depend on AI, and how AI depends on human intelligence:

www.forbes... 6c8ac41d2e
The article makes sense. IMHO AI is overrated
I mean I can't argue against this article for present day and near present day AI, but what happens when it becomes near impossible to discern between AI and human interaction? At some point "human interaction" will be performed more efficiently by machines then a human mind. What then?

Here's a TED Talk where poetry is used to compare how well humans can discern the difference between an AI vs a human's work.

www.youtub... pkAqPEcMyE

Although the idea is far off and the article you sent is very relevant to today and really interesting. Thank you
Since this group is about new problems - we have one that we have been discussing here at RoundPier - what should we as humans expect with the rise of automation?

Many jobs are replaced by robots and more to come...AI capabilities are improving and some predict the end of the human race (although let's not go that far). But the issue we find interesting to address is the economic consequences of automation - what happens with people who lose their job to automation - some expect up to 50% of the jobs to be lost in the future. Many (including Bill Gates) suggest Robot Tax which could be used to educate and train out of work employees.

Others suggest universal basic income - Finland is already testing the idea - and people seem to be happy.

So what's the solution or should we even worry about it?
Who knows what the benefits are...seems interesting
A bunch of the fortune 500 companies are putting a lot of money into automated AI. For example, Boston Robotics was able to create a robot capable of righting itself after extreme applied force sponsored by google. It would seem AI is the future and both countries and companies themselves know it. With extensive funding it come sooner than we think, I think TED projected a 20 year prediction.
Who knows what the reaction will be. Personally I would advocate for a universal income based society where humans could work along side machines in select fields for increased pay. Kind of like a optional Utopia, but that's very liberal...Reality often isn't as clean cut and pleasant.
I have posted before a link to the amazing book "Elegant Universe" by Brian Greene. The author talks about the universe, complicated concepts and theories. Really great book to read and discuss!
I'm actually reading that book right now. It's absolutely amazing.
I've just read it and am rereading again! It's mind boggling. Fabric of the Cosmos is great too
Black holes are one of the strangest phenomenon of the known universe. They simply defy all logical reason. They are so massive that nothing can escape their powerful pull, not even light. Which raises the ever present question, what happens when mass enters a black hole?

Here are some links which might help spark discussion :

www.youtub... -P5IFTqB98
www.youtub... WO-cvGETRQ
www.youtub... ucdlR9EGbA
Can you specify on what you what you are trying to see? As in the effect, the eddie itself, etc.
Is there anything that we can see it all? Yes the eddie itself and if you get into this water black hole what happens
Well from my understanding you would be able to see the eddie itself since it would act the same as whirlpool. If you were to enter that eddie it would end up dragging you inwards toward its center and below its lowest point. The problem is that if you were to compare this with what would happen when you enter a black hole a few problems would occur.

# 1 ) A black warps both space and TIME ( or the space time fabric of the universe ), this means that by the time you enter its event horizon ( place where light cannot escape ) your at the largest space time curve in the universe and well that doesn't really occur in a small scale eddie.

# 2 ) The curvature of space due to gravity is 3 - dimensional. When you enter a ocean eddie, or whirlpool this space ends at the point where it hits the flat plane of water at the bottom of the vortex. A black hole would be that just vortexes in every single possible direction.