The Soccket Ball Is Sci-Fi Technology That Will Probably Save the World

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Written By Chris Azzopardi

Access to electricity is a big problem for many people in developing nations. Coincidentally, many are also crazy for soccer. So some very smart people at a school called Harvard decided to combine the two and save the world.

A little bit of power can go a long way for those on the unfortunate end of the global income scale. A few hours of light can make a small home producer more productive. It can help a child study. A satellite phone can turn a person in a remote village into a one-person telecom company, bringing benefits to whole communities.

That’s where the Soccket ball comes in. Simply playing with the ball creates energy. 15 minutes is enough to power a light for three hours.

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