A suggestion that Fair Trade products could be tagged with RFID so that consumers can actually tell where they have come from.
Bill Thomson here also talks about the $100 dollars laptop. An idea that seems to have been missed with this is the idea that they should be sold for $200.
Wait? I hear you say, why are you introducing rampant capitalistic tendencies to such a worthy product?
There are no new laptops on sale for $200. None. If there could be one sold for $200 then that one sold could fund one for a child in the developing world. The project is currently trying to get governments to fund the laptops, but if we could harness people’s greed the project could do even better.