Open source infrastructure is needed in society. The United States has some of the oldest bridges that will be reaching the end of their expected life-times in the near future. This poses a great challenge, both economically and in terms of creating new designs. To overcome this problem and come up with more sustainable designs for the future, US companies should consider an open source platform to “crowd fund” ideas in a sense. The way to more sustainable infrastructure is through getting many ideas and being able to cherry pick the best parts to create the best product.
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Video 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Llzq9YMsPP8
Video 2: http://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2016/02/22/467372666/first-u-s-factory-okd-for-cuba-aims-to-plow-path-into-the-21st-century