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This week, thousands of people will gather at hundreds of events in Chicago to hear bright ideas, and come up with some bright ideas of their own: Chicago Ideas Week.
Not everyone can be at every session -- and some people can't be at any session at all -- and so the organizers are encouraging people to use social media to share more ideas -- e.g. with the Twitter hashtag #CIW.
I thought I'd use social media to make my own contribution -- David Letterman-style. So . . . herewith . . .
(I've updated these entries in light of recent developments, just in time for the 2016 Chicago Ideas Week!)
The Top 10 Ideas
You Won't Hear at Chicago Ideas Week
|Marriage Equality Rally|
Update February 11, 2016: Yep, they're out of the closet, all right! PROTESTS IN ILLINOIS: Do these people look like they're gonna back down?
The Boat of No Smiles
Update February 11, 2016: Gee, are we in trouble .... December 7, 2015: A day that will live in ... [FILL IN THE BLANK]
|Minecraft collaborative world|
Update February 11, 2016: Two words -- Hunger Games
|The Damascus Accident|
Update February 11, 2016: It's a miracle we're still here ... to observe that it's a miracle we're still here ... Ditching a Beloved Symbol (Rule #1 of Activism: Get With the Times)
Update February 11, 2016: Now more than ever . . . "The way to respond to ISIS is not through violence."
Oilfields . . . and U.S. bases
Update February 11, 2016: And as gas prices drop . . . . The Feel-Good Folly of Fossil-Fuel Valuation
|Drones: the Future is Now|
Update February 11, 2016: Hundreds of thousands of consumer drones were delivered for the Christmas 2015 season -- making the problem even more urgent. See: Boys and Their Toys (Trying to Understand "The Wind Rises")
|Zero Carbon Chicago|
Update February 11, 2016: Add "Zdro Nuclear" to that . . . NO NUKES PHILANTHROPY: How to spend $1 billion wisely
|U.S Attorney Zachary Fardon|
Update February 11, 2016: Chicago's going to change how it manages its police; the question is whether Chicago's gonna do it smart. #ChiPAC: It's time. (Civilian Control of the Police in Chicago)
|"You have to face reality."Chris Chadwick,|
President, Boeing’s defense, space and security unit
Update February 11, 2016: . . . AND replace Chicago's summer war extravaganza: A Modest Proposal: Replace Chicago Air and Water Show with S.O. Levinson Peace Festival