Dr. Todd Siler speaking at the Night with a Futurist about Future of Innovation
June’s Night with a Futurist saw Todd Siler discussing the future of innovation. Siler believes that the key constraints to innovation lie in the limitations individuals place around their thinking and creativity added to the subsequent inability to communicate ideas effectively to other people. Siler noted that people “live in a highly compartmentalized world” where different knowledge is siloed. Yet in order to innovate, people must “stand back and reintegrate.” This process can be frightening given the chaos that exists within the human mind but is necessary because inspiration results from the “chaotic moment of piecing elements together.” Siler urged people to “take time to reflect” which allows this integration of ideas to happen.
The big global temperature picture.
In a world first, we apply technical analysis to the climate. Could another large human institution dependent on complex models be headed for its ‘Lehman Bros’ moment?
Agatha Ruiz de la Prada’s clothes were straight out of fantasy land …
The last day of Milan fashion week will be remembered for its sheer bonkersness. First up we had Spanish designer and all-round fantasist Agatha Ruiz de la Prada. Her models wore upside-down umbrellas, birdcages and, erm, green bogies. (PICS)
GM’s Private Heritage Collection
In order to raise funds, General Motors will be auctioning off a significant portion of its classic car collection next month.
MyKey controlled by a computer chip in the key, that allows parents to limit the car’s
speeds to 80 mph and set a maximum volume for the audio system on some 2010 models.
So you think junior is a little too lead-footed when he drives the family car? Starting next year, Ford Motor Co. will give you the power to do something about it.
Sometimes, it seems like high fashion is all about putting something silly on your head – take designer Giles Deacon’s Spring/Summer 2009 collection, for instance. He’s got his models wearing Pacman-inspired headgear. There’s the iconic yellow Mr. Pacman helmet, Blinky the ghost, and chrome versions of both, as well as a Pacman dress. Ms. Pacman, oddly enough, was not in attendance.
Check out the gallery below for more Pacman-helmeted models.
Tata electric cars will have a range of approx 130 miles
Tata Motors, which plans to deliver its first electric car by the end of this fiscal, has turned to its tried and tested Indica platform for the vehicle. According to industry sources, the company is currently working on five prototypes of electric vehicles on the Indica platform. (Pics)
First we had the closed door. Simple. Beautiful. Impenetrable. We sat comfortably behind it, answering it if we chose, hiding behind it if we didn’t. For centuries we were safe.
This “kissing monkeys” video is hilarious. More after the jump.