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Innovation, from Jim Sogi

August 12, 2012 |

 Many innovations changed the world and sometimes the person who first had the new technology garnered great power and wealth. In ancient Japan, a man with a sharp and strong sword ruled all those around him and was for the most part invincible. The first group with the stirrup who could shoot an arrow or wield a sword while riding surely began on the road to world conquest. Imagine the first man to invent a tool, fire, or a weapon. Those innovators surely reaped immense wealth and power. In each case those at a disadvantage soon found the weakness in the strategies used by the innovator, or weakness in the technology. Chair's algo's were innovative, and even now new ones seem to keep appearing by the quick footed. Bill Gates' and Paul Allen's programs were innovative and powerful for their day and timing with new computer chips made their strategy a huge success. Google's algo's still seem to rule and their cache of information is scary. As in the old days, the weaknesses are exploited discovered and the advantage weakens over time, or in cycles but not before resulting in great success, wealth and power.

Craig Mee writes: 

James, great insight. I suppose the question then may be are the inflammations of the current system greater than ability of the system to overcome and adapt? Are the internal inflammations getting so large that they may soon take absolute control and lead to death, no matter what the ability of the system to adapt?


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  1. Stan Rowen on August 16, 2012 12:29 pm

    In continuation of my post’s theme earlier this month, I’d also like to add Aerospace and Robotics as two fields where one can reasonably anticipate innovation. I’d enjoy hearing from others where they think we’ll be seeing it.

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