Move over, KiwiBuild – Why New Zealand should offer a $10 million prize to solve its housing crisis instead

The creative application of scientific principles.
Post Reply
Adriel Marchant
Posts: 4
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:39 am

Move over, KiwiBuild – Why New Zealand should offer a $10 million prize to solve its housing crisis instead

Post by Adriel Marchant » Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:04 am

The Ansari X Prize was a competition which offered a $10 million prize to the first team who could build and launch a spacecraft capable of carrying three people to 100 kilometers above the Earth’s surface, twice within two weeks. It helped spur the development of affordable space technologies which as of 2018, are still being pioneered by the likes of SpaceX, Virgin Galactic, Blue Origin, and yes even New Zealand’s very own Rocket Lab. Similar prizes include the Methuselah Mouse Prize for research into human longevity and the Millennium Prize Problems for mathematics.

So… Why don’t we apply this idea to New Zealand’s housing crisis?
Link: http://www.adrielmarchant.com/2019/01/0 ... s-instead/

Post Reply