We need Elon Musk much more than he needs us

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Heroes are not created equal. Most people recognize the name Sully Sullenberger, but far fewer can tell you what Alan Turing did during World War II.

Fewer still could tell you that Turing was chemically castrated because he was gay, and committed suicide shortly thereafter. But thanks for bringing one of the most horrifying wars in history to an abrupt end, I guess?

Society isn’t always kind to its heroes. We ask for an ill-defined yet idealized sort of perfection, and when our heroes fall short, we make sure they fall twice as hard.

Some might write this phenomenon off as a minor inconvenience for the rich, successful or famous, but times have changed. The human costs of war pale in comparison to the battles humanity will face in the years to come.

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The sideways elevator of the future is here, and it’s wild

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People laughed when ThyssenKrupp, a company synonymous with elevators, announced it was developing one that goes every which way. Who’d ever heard of such a thing? Everyone knows elevators go just two directions: Up and down. Some took to calling it the Wonkavator, after Willy Wonka’s wacky lift that goes sideways, slantways, and longways.

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Top 10 innovation predictions for the world in 2025

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What if these predictions were become realities in 10 years?

Foresight is the human capacity to think ahead, consider and respond to future eventualities. This is usually an unconscious individual thinking process. But in a fast changing environment it is essential for your organization once in a while to broaden it’s perspective, look ahead and consider new paths for the future.

 

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A Glimpse Into the Future – IBM Releases It’s ‘Next Five in Five’

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Air-powered batteries, 3-D cellphones that project holographs and personalized commutes are among the predictions of IBM scientists gazing into their crystal balls.  The US computer giant this week released its annual “Next Five in Five” list of five innovations expected over the next five years.

Dr. NakaMats: The World’s Greatest Inventor Holds Over 3,000 Patents

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Yoshiro Nakamatsu, Japan’s greatest inventor

Japan’s leading entrepreneur and world’s greatest inventor, Yoshiro Nakamatsu, otherwise known as Dr. NakaMats, has amassed 3,357 patents during his long career. (Thomas Edison? A piker. He had only 1,093 to his credit.).  At age 82 he says he’s only halfway to his goal of dreaming up 6,000 innovations, which, according to his research, should be at age 144.  (Video)

 

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Economic Crisis Is A Driver Of Innovation

Economic Crisis Is A Driver Of Innovation 

Frenchman Dimitri Gauer poses with his invention, the ‘crustacean peeler’

Crisis is the mother of invention, if one believes the bright sparks behind the gizmos, contraptions, novelties and potions at the international inventions exhibition in the Swiss city of Geneva.

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Working For Google Has It’s Advantages

Working For Google Has It’s Advantages 

 Moving around: A slide allows quick access from different floors: Google’s ‘sliding’ market share!

Google is famous for providing it’s workforce with a wide variety of amenities to it’s workforce in order to bring in talented employees and keep them working harder and longer.  Google innovations keep office work from being drab & boring. (Pics)

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Pushing the iLimits

Pushing the iLimits  

 iFart Mobile developed by internet entrepreneur and best selling author Joel Comm

The mother of invention is probably wagging a finger at creative genius Joel Comm as he wears a smug smile. One can easily appreciate Comm’s remarkable Internet marketing genius. Everyone has thought of it, but he’s among the few who puts ideas – no matter how crazy – to work. By the way, mother probably wants to think twice about pulling Comm’s finger.

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Super Bowl Of The Future

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Hey stop yelling we want the super bowl how about we want the super cool super bowl

With Super Bowl XLIII coming up, we’re already thinking about what’s in store for the next one, and the one after that. Besides replacing all the human players with robots, which might be the norm a quarter-century from now because of the inherent danger of the game in our obsessively safety-first society, there are plenty of innovations in store for the coming years. Click Continue, and see what we’ll be looking for. Continue reading… “Super Bowl Of The Future”

Rocket Powered Sled

Rocket Powered Sled 

It’s never too late to be kick-off that creative infant in you. Talking of creativity, there is Mr. Ky Michaelson or the Rocketman, as he is known, who personifies the word to perfection. Symbolizing are the rocket powered innovations from his backyard, which we’ve previously seen. From the Rocket Chair to the Kick Sledge, all have rocket-ized us here in the tech fraternity, and the latest JATO rocket powered sled is just an enhancement to the rocket builder’s flawless work, thrown our way.

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