Big Ideas Change The World

What will the world look like in 2050? Socially-responsible advertising. Shared pets. Edible walls. Online games shaping real life – think SimCity influencing town planning.

Big Ideas Change the World is a Friends of the Earth project. It seizes on the biggest ideas out there for enhancing our lives, preventing the mass-extinction of species and looking after the planet.

We think you'll be surprised by some of the ideas. Share and debate the topics below. The list will grow as more and more of you add your voice.

Humans have done some amazing things: space travel, global communications, advances in medicine. New challenges like the growing demands on the Earth's resources and the threats of climate change require big ideas. Carrying on as we are will cause profound damage to human welfare, economies and ecosystems. Where do you stand on the ideas below?

Big Ideas Change the World is a Friends of the Earth project. It seizes the biggest ideas out there for enhancing our lives, preventing the mass-extinction of species and looking after the planet.