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Establishing problem-solving as a professional sport at the international level

Image credit: Bryan Roark / 2015 TSA-EKU regional competitions

Darko Savic
Darko Savic May 02, 2022
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The establishment of problem-solving as an international sport where teams compete to win titles by solving the world's problems. Forming national teams and associations of ideators that compete for international challenges.
  • Problem-solving teams do their training by solving all kinds of local problems - creating value in the process and making the world a better place one idea at a time.
  • By bringing creative thinkers into the spotlight, we inspire future generations to strive toward being great problem-solvers. This subsequently makes humanity advance faster.
  • As an adaptive species, we become increasingly good at what we practice. Imagine what the world would be like in several generations if practicing problem-solving was highly regarded in society.
How it works
Cities, nations, and even private entities put together teams of great problem solvers. In much the same way as soccer is played today, problem-solving teams would compete on local and international levels.
The teams would make a name for themselves by leaving a trail of ideas for anyone to use. Subsequent implementation of these ideas could potentially make the world a better place.
Cities, countries, entities, and even rich individuals create million dollar challenges tailored to problem-solving competitions at the highest level. Winning these, ranks the world's best teams much like winning tennis prizes ranks the tennis players.
How it begins
  • The Brainstorming platform creates tools/features that make it possible for individual brainstormers to form teams, brainstorm privately and then submit solutions/ideas as teams.
  • We come up with "universal guidelines for judging/scoring solutions to problems" (feasibility, efficiency, etc)
  • A set of guidelines for local problem-solving associations and teams
  • The Brainstorming platform hosts large-scale challenges where only teams can participate
  • A country is the first to run a pilot where they form problem-solving teams by city. Teams compete in play-off challenges/prizes intended to improve the quality of living within the country. A national champion team is crowned at the end of the year.
  • Teams from multiple countries compete in solving problems at the international level.
  • An establishment of an "International federation of problem-solving associations" - an entity in charge of organizing international problem-solving competitions at the highest level
This idea was inspired by D. Eagle's comment.
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Dragan Otasevic
Dragan Otasevic2 years ago
These problem-solving athletes would be doping with nootropics and low dose psilocybin:)
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Goran Radanovic
Goran Radanovic2 years ago
This will pave the way for making a career out of solving problems. When you offer a cash prize, people view the sphere as a profession and many go into the field to become better so they can compete at the highest level.
The prestige of winning a title and being featured in the media as a winner is another factor that will draw people to this.
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