Sometimes I come across the most amazing people and projects in this job, ideas that I never would have anticipated. This summer at the OSCON conference, I ran into Ryan Singer, a fellow Sun-Alum who is currently project manager for PeaceMarkets.org.
As part of the Stanford Peace Innovation Lab, Peace Markets is an attempt to bring together markets, big data and conflict boundary analysis to create a peace industry.
The war machine has been making money for centuries, but why not profit from peace? Open Source the model and trade it like pork bellies. Peace through capitalism? Sign me up!
To learn more, check out this slide presentation.