Saving humanity: some to do lists
Noting the affinity between Grand Challenge (GC) efforts and to do lists, as well as the popularity of the listicle genre on the internet, presented here is an aspect of US science policy as an homage to Buzzfeed.
5 fundamental problems to be solved by
high performance computing
The original GC list, highly influential within the computing community
8 compelling intellectual tasks in environmental sciences with practical payoff RSN
14 ways to save developing countries from infectious diseases
(aka global health), announced at Davos, possibly connected to computing effort in the person of Gordon Bell, broadened appeal of GC beyond computing
14 things engineers will do to save humanity
5 breakthroughs to catalyze national priorities
Somewhat squeamish about "GC"
All hands on deck effort overseen by the Assistant Director for Grand Challenges in OSTP.
Henley Grand Challenge Cup, from 1839, rowed for annually by amateur crews in eight-oared boats
Moon shot, Apollo program moon landing, July 20 1969