We recently asked readers to share with us on Twitter their big ideas - with the promise that the top three would win $250 in oDesk credit to help make their dream a reality. Inspired by our Future of Work video, the entries that came in to the #futureofwork hashtag were touching, funny, smart, challenging and just a tiny glimpse at what we all might be able to accomplish - for ourselves and others - in the future of work.
You top three ideas, and our winners of $250 in oDesk credit are:
@softsandila - There should be some big site which could enable users to share in road-trips if a vehicle is traveling with extra space.
@RebeccaHaden - The world needs an excellent new math instruction site as cool as a video game site, appealing to both boys & girls.
@AishaDansalRN - I will set up an online tutorial company tru @odesk for nurses about nursing techniques and basic life support
Here are some of our other favorites, whose bright ideas might still someday change the world:
@oleigatdula - Parental Outsourcing like Tutoring Business. This something we need in todays economy - least expensive to start up.
@finaldata - I would create a small group to brainstorm for a way to address climate change!
@thewritingmommy - my idea is to cr8 a community "gifting" clearing house.people would list their needs & abilities to barter/buy/sale
@pasqual_facundo - At least once a month people who work on a computer should get a free massage
@sarahbuhr - I would like to create a high tech work-spa where ppl can work/freelance/commute and relax at the same time
@Bess - Build an virtual medical rescuer to coach non-medically trained bystanders to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation
@Nawib - develop association for women in business to empower their greatness with a community of peers, biz tools, resources etc
@positivekristen - My next #futureofwork is to take my 16k FB page Power of Positivity & hire bloggers who can help me spread positivity arnd the globe!
@eHhT - "green mind effect" To create a team "green minds" to produce awareness advertisements which will make the people think green
@BENatDAP - reliefoversight.org-improve disaster relief w/transparency so $ gets 2 orgs doing job&orgs get info 2 coord http://is.gd/dMDPN
@nicholashundley - I want all children to grow up healthy, vibrant, and strong #futureofwork see: http://is.gd/dMETv
Congratulations to our winners! And, thanks again to everyone who shared their amazing ideas - please keep us updated on how you're turning those ideas into reality... we love to hear about how you are changing how the world works!