"An idea whose time has come", is a common term heard from many think thanks and visionaries. Recently it was quoted by Ms. Sushma Swaraj, a BJP member, from Indian politics. She said that in the context of "Indian corruption".
Ok. Lets consider it in a different context. There are many ideas that come to my mind daily, and I note them down diligently, who knows some day the time of that idea might come and I might be able to en-cash on it. So when the time would arrive, I would be required to be in the context to remember that "Oh, this is the opportunity and here its time has arrived." Lets en-cash on it.
I just received an e-mail about Social Entrepreneurship proposal for using Information Technology for benefit of emerging countries. CITRIS the whose member I was during my California graduate student days holds this competition every year. This year cash prizes worth $45k are to be awarded. I felt like wow. Expected input is a nice proposal on how the idea that you have in your mind could transform http://citris-uc.org/big-ideas-citris2012 the lives of people around you in countries like India, where things are messy in terms of healthcare, infrastructure, education, civic governance etc. Condition on members is that they must be students of UC Berkley, UC Santa Cruz, UC Merced. Or atleast one member should be a student from these universities.
So this is the time for putting my thoughts together and an action for writing a nice proposal for this event. Lets hope I am able to jot down some nice thoughts and come up with a good proposal.