Wouldn’t it be neat if there were such a thing?
A database where you could browse the problems, pick one and try to tackle solving it.
Clearly you need to define when something becomes a ‘problem’ – I suggest based on the average detrimental effect it has per person world wide.
On that basis some of the top issues would still be:
- Sustainability & environmental concerns
- Peak oil?
You see when posed with a challenge humanity fights to overcome it (hey we’ve come this far right?) so why not expose these problems in a direct light. Arm people with the constraints, barriers and requirements of a solution and let them figure out how to fix it.