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Ryan Martens

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Citizen Engineers Rally to Solve Real-World Problems

Citizen engineers in the tech community seek real meaning in their work and use their knowledge of science and society to help solve real problems.

Global climate change, hunger, water shortages, widening economic gaps—our world is facing what seems like insurmountable problems. While governments work to implement policy change, business can also leverage its power to have a positive impact. Business is the only force on the planet large enough and pervasive enough to change our broken global systems. We already have many of the technologies to solve these problems, but we need "citizen engineers" to apply them from within social systems in a way that is sustainable.

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