What happens if we take all the energy and effort we expend thinking of savvy solutions to client problems, and instead apply them to real ones? I outlined societal problems and landed on news consumption: what happened if you easily empower users with alternate viewpoints and missing perspectives alongside content they’re already reading?
One thing that became painfully obvious during the election, regardless of where you fall on the political spectrum, is that it's impossible to talk politics to people that don't agree with you. That's dangerous, if for nothing else than people are simultaneously being filtered into news echo chambers that balkanize their views.
The issue of news consumption had been painfully conflated with the idea of 'FAKE NEWS' via Facebook or the ilk, but it doesn't address the core problem:
People are so winnowed off that they become susceptible to fake news in the first place. They are so weaponized against other points of view that confirmation bias can also slip in and utilize that to devastating effect.