Yeap, it's incredibly exciting.
I see a few issues with it in this context, though. In the short-run, it will be prohibitively expensive for most of the world's population, and it doesn't solve for the device ownership necessity.
I also don't like the idea internet access being in the control of a company that is subject to the national laws. I feel that we need a censorship-resistant internet, especially in the existing climate. We're increasingly seeing crack-downs across the world, and I don't the US will be immune from increased internet suppression.
www.ideamarket.io is working on something that's in the same vein. It's not a prediction market, but seeks to use markets to identify credible/trustworthy sources. Disclaimer: i started working with Ideamarket a month ago
Something that could increase economic growth, dramatically reduce inequality of opportunity, and improve well-being of people worldwide:Try to get as many people connected to the internet with a personal device as possible.
The stat is that ~50% of the world is connected to the internet is misleading. To be connected you must have used a networked device once in three months, which is far from what most people would expect.
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