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13 Years of Futurism by Cultural Luminaries

13 Years of Futurism by Cultural Luminaries | Thought and Innovation | Scoop.it
Every year since 1998, EDGE, the quintessential arbiter of all things cool and compelling in the world of science and technology, has been a
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A Wing and a Tether: Tiny Robotic Insects Now Capable of Controlled Flight

A Wing and a Tether: Tiny Robotic Insects Now Capable of Controlled Flight | Thought and Innovation | Scoop.it
In light of recent insect-inspired feats of digital derring-do — I just wrote about a clever bug-eyed camera yesterday — let’s hear it for RoboBees, tiny insectile robots that took to the air with purpose for the first time last summer, and who...
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Does having a high IQ makes you less creative?

Do people with low IQs are more creative? What creativity is? How to hack it
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Statistical Jokes (44): Correlation Doesn’t Imply Causation, Ctd.

Statistical Jokes (44): Correlation Doesn’t Imply Causation, Ctd. | Thought and Innovation | Scoop.it
(source) This is a real study apparently, not a joke at all – at least not intended as one. And the “researcher” even goes out of his way to argue that correlation in this case do... (A spurious correlation?
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Storing Digital Data in DNA

Reported in Science today, scientists George Church, Yuan Gao and Sriram Kosuri report that they have written a 5.27-megabit “book” in DNA – encoding far more digital data in DNA than has ever been achieved.
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DESIGN THINKING: THE CLOUD OF INNOVATION - Design Thinking Network

DESIGN THINKING: THE CLOUD OF INNOVATION - Design Thinking Network | Thought and Innovation | Scoop.it
Usually I am quite dreamy when it comes to reading or paying attention to things for long periods of time.
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Chris Lott's comment, August 16, 2012 12:15 PM
I hate to be Debbie Downer, but this can essentially be boiled down to: brainstorming ideas, evaluating ideas, and trying the implementation of ideas, right? Isn't this pretty much the most standard approach?

I guess the devil is in the details, but I sure would like some more specific ideas on the first stage, which seems to me the hardest. Ideas are dime-a-dozen, but innovative ideas? Not so much?
Christen Bouffard's comment, August 16, 2012 6:07 PM
I'm glad you said this. I enjoyed thinking through his sketch and following his process to illustrate what was going on in his mind, but as I was reading I was thinking something similar. Doesn't every creative person go through a similar process? What I think that diagram lacks is a little bolt of lightning in that cloud that sometimes strikes an idea and makes an actual path to something innovative. I suppose in a diagram it would just look like magic/fairydust.
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Chirp: An App That Uses A Song To Share Pics

Chirp: An App That Uses A Song To Share Pics | Thought and Innovation | Scoop.it
We still haven’t discovered the perfect way to share information between devices--one that’s ubiquitous and natural. Bump had an interesting interaction approach. Dropbox is powerful but digital.
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The Planning Fallacy and the Innovator's Dilemma

"The basic concept, first presented by Nobel Laureate Daniel Kahneman and his partner Amos Tversky in an influential 1979 paper, is that human beings are astonishingly bad at estimating how long it will take to complete tasks. As recounted in Kahneman's recent book, Thinking, Fast and Slow, one study found that the typical homeowner expected their home improvement projects to cost about $19,000. The average actual cost? $39,000. Despite ample available information, 90 percent of high-speed railroad projects have missed budget and passenger estimates, with an average overestimation of passengers of about 100 percent and underestimation of budget of about 50 percent. "

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Might Be A Real Productivity Tablet

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Might Be A Real Productivity Tablet | Thought and Innovation | Scoop.it
With an integrated stylus and new features, here's a tablet that gets work done.
Samsung made official the release of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 yesterday, drumming up excitement about a much-anticipated tablet.
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Microsoft's Workplace Social Network Becomes Emotionally Aware

Microsoft's Workplace Social Network Becomes Emotionally Aware | Thought and Innovation | Scoop.it
Mining workers' messages for emotional trends could help managers monitor morale, but the technology struggles with humor.
Bosses who want help gauging employees' morale can now turn to Microsoft's workplace social network, Yammer.
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Rosetta, A Documentary by Scott Oller

The Rosetta Project was created to begin the work of filling Long Now’s 10,000 Year Library and in 02011 student filmmaker Scott Oller offered to help tell the story of the project’s aspirations and achievements.
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Will utilities embrace distributed energy?

Will utilities embrace distributed energy? | Thought and Innovation | Scoop.it
Disruptive technological changes are at work but utilities are hamstrung by outdates business models and regulations.
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How to Beat Your Competition by Innovating in Ways They Can't Copy - Forbes

How to Beat Your Competition by Innovating in Ways They Can't Copy - Forbes | Thought and Innovation | Scoop.it
This article is by Kaihan Krippendorff, a former consultant with McKinsey & Co. and the author of Outthink the Competition.
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How Google’s Designers Are Quietly Overhauling Search

How Google’s Designers Are Quietly Overhauling Search | Thought and Innovation | Scoop.it
Google Search’s designers are treating what was once just an ugly list of links like a software application. On the same day that Larry Page became Google’s CEO for the second time, he ordered a redesign of all its products.
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Innovation Is Not the Holy Grail (SSIR)

Innovation Is Not the Holy Grail (SSIR) | Thought and Innovation | Scoop.it
It is time to move from innovation as an ideology to innovation as a process.
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The amazing heart of a Smarter City: the innovation boundary

The amazing heart of a Smarter City: the innovation boundary | Thought and Innovation | Scoop.it
Innovation has always been exciting, interesting and valuable; but recently it’s become essential. The “mouse” that defined computer usage from the 1980s through to the 2000s was ...
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Innovation Excellence | Core Competence Management in the Era of Open Innovation

Innovation Excellence | Core Competence Management in the Era of Open Innovation | Thought and Innovation | Scoop.it
“Core competences” are a major concept in managing innovations and technologies. In the era of Open Innovation, the established concept of core competence management needs to be updated.
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How Nike Made Track Spikes For Oscar Pistorius’s Carbon Fiber Blades

How Nike Made Track Spikes For Oscar Pistorius’s Carbon Fiber Blades | Thought and Innovation | Scoop.it
Oscar Pistorius is a world class Olympic sprinter. He’s also a double, below-the-knee amputee.
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Beehives and long-term thinking

Beehives and long-term thinking | Thought and Innovation | Scoop.it
At the Harvard Business Review, Michael O’Malley describes some of the things he’s learned from his chosen hobby of beekeeping.
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Serial Entrepreneur Damon Horowitz Says “Quit Your Tech Job and Get a Ph.D. in the Humanities”

Serial Entrepreneur Damon Horowitz Says “Quit Your Tech Job and Get a Ph.D. in the Humanities” | Thought and Innovation | Scoop.it
Damon Horowitz, a philosophy professor and “serial entrepreneur,” recently joined Google as an In-House Philosopher/Director of Engineering. Prior to his work at Google, Horowitz co-founded Aardvark, Perspecta, and a number of other tech companies.
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Biometric Bracelet Lets a Medical Device Recognize its Wearer

Biometric Bracelet Lets a Medical Device Recognize its Wearer | Thought and Innovation | Scoop.it
A device that measures its wearer's unique electric impedance could make medical procedures more convenient.
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