The world does not need an iPhone 9.0. It needs water.
The tremendous resource of intelligence and creativity we possess around the San Francisco Bay area (and elsewhere in this country) are currently dedicated to create the perfect battery for small portable devices like cell phones: a worthy endeavor?
Meanwhile, ten percent of the world’s population lack access to safe water, and this is a percentile which—at current rate of global warming—will only rise. No, this almost one billion persons do not worry so much about iPhone battery life, they worry more about survival: their own and that of their children.
I believe that the creative minds of this country should join in developing an economical, commercially and publicly available (and portable, and scalable) desalination technology. This planet has more water than land, only it is too salty to drink or to water crops.
Such an endeavor would not only be incredibly rewarding financially, but it will save the world from thirst in this global warming dilemma.
I pray sanity will soon raise its lovely head and see this.