“Joey Marshmallow” fired his cannon at The White House a couple of years ago. The Joeys of America are driving the next era of innovation in the US. The White House hence wants to encourage them by holding its first Maker Faire. Will such events inspire more Joeys amongst students and entrepreneurs? Have fun for a minute by watching this video with Joey:
Forget what your opinion of President Obama is and just look at the event for what it is. A way of getting young US innovators to come forward. What kid would not, like Joey, want to shoot a marshmallow in The White House?
After Joey fired his cannon he handed Obama a business card reading “Don’t be bored, make something”. That inspired the president and the result is a Maker Faire in The White House to inspire young innovators to haul their inventions into spotlight. The ultimate aim, naturally, is to grow a generation of students who are not just consumers but makers of things as well.
Innovation develops society
What would a country be like without innovation? Everything would be at a standstill and progress halted. It’s hence lamentable that young innovators are often discouraged by people around them. President Obamas idea of holding a Maker Faire in The White House could have a positive impact on encouraging innovative youngsters. It could be a signal to them to believe in their ideas and not give up when discouraged. The possibility of showing what they have made in The White House is certain to be a carrot for many creative young people.
Do you believe it’s a good idea to hold a Maker Faire in The White House? Will it encourage young innovators to come forward? Could it have a positive impact on fostering a generation of makers and not just consumers? Would it be a good idea for other heads of states to hold similar events to encourage innovation? Or do you believe it’s a silly idea that will not have any impact on young, innovative Americans?
Video: The White House – You Tube