It has been repeatedly stated that “technology is
revolutionizing the way we live our lives and conduct business.” Perhaps the
most obvious example of this is how the internet has changed the concept of
communication. We can communicate on a global platform, targeting like-minded
individuals. Here’s a brilliant example of how dreams can come true using
social media and technology.
The website Kickstarter is a platform for dreamers. It’s a
new way to fund creative projects. Their philosophy is “a good idea,
communicated well, can spread fast and wide” while “a large group of people can
be a tremendous source of money and encouragement”.
This is the case with the project “Detroit Needs A Statue of
Here’s how it started and how it became a success. On Monday, February 7, 2011 a random tweet was sent to
Detroit Mayor, David Bing:
has a statue of Rocky & Robocop would kick Rocky’s butt. He’s a GREAT
ambassador for Detroit.
Of course any good Mayor knows you must listen to the
people. Mayor Bing tweeted back:
@MT There are not any plans
to erect a statue of Robocop. Thank you for the suggestion.
Social networks blow-up instantly. Facebook groups were
created, bloggers commented and Twitter exploded with the comical idea of
bringing Robo to life. A project was then created on Kickstarter and in 4 days
over $17,000 was pledged. As of today, with 36 days left on the project plan,
they have already reached their goal of $50,000.
Robocop is on his way to Detroit. Please read this story.
It’s a humorous one, it’s also incredibly inspiring to see people pull together
to make dreams come true and it’s proof that technology is truly
revolutionizing the way we live our lives.