Let's hack the tech used for volunteer phonebanks to tackle social isolation.
Social isolation is a massive problem. I could reel off harrowing stat after harrowing stat to prove that, but you all know it and I'm pushed for time - so let's not worry.
I will however share this article which says "Nearly 2 million older people with mild cognitive impairment in the UK are at risk of developing dementia. It is this population who can benefit from daily interaction ranging from medication reminders to video calls." http://www.guardian.co.uk/social-care-network/2013/jul/11/reduce-social-isolation-declining-social-care-budgets
What if we used the same technology that mobilises millions of US political phonebank volunteers every year to connect volunteers with a spare 5 minutes to a socially isolated older person.
See Conversation tab for my initial thoughts (wouldn't fit here :( )