Every idiot who says "Yarg, teh internet of things" should get swiftly smacked in the head. Because other than they want a piece of the action, not a single one of them can tell you what it is and why you actually want it.
The laser was considered to be an invention without a purpose for a long time too.
Education foundation that provides free BOARDING school to children of high risk adults - i.e. homeless, drug addicted, criminal convictions. Because normal public school can't help the kids if their parents are the problem.
I think you are on to something here. Maslow's hierarchy says that a person has basic needs that must be fulfilled. Without meeting those needs, a person cannot live to his or her full potential. A boarding school would certainly meet those basic needs. However, I would take it a step further and have a staff member who's responsible for loving the children as their own. I know, it sounds strange! But that is a need that has to be met. Just a person to sit down at dinner and ask them about their day is important!
Based on this summary, it sounds like some of Notch's needs are not met. He basically has no social group to belong to. If he want's to help the world, maybe he should join the Peace Corp. There he will meet a group of individuals with a common goal, and grow his social circle. With that need fulfilled, he can move on psychologically, and do something epic.
It's just that your taxes would go down instead of your medical bills.
You're new here. Taxes never go down.
The Boeing 747 has its instantly recognised "hump" precisely because Boeing thought at the time of its design that it wouldn't have a long sales life as a passenger aircraft, as the future was "obviously" supersonic for passenger transport. Therefore, the design was optimised for roll-on roll-off cargo transport through the nose section, which made it a very good cargo aircraft and thus increased its forecasted sales life.
I understand the area rule had something to do with it too.
To downgrade the human mind is bad theology. - C. K. Chesterton