Unleashing the Power Within

http://www.inc.com/matthew-swyers/5-steps-to-thinking-outside-of-the-box.html

I found this article very helpful in thinking of new innovations. It would help people who can’t think of projects for the innovation project. If you want to be creative and think of a different solution to problems, try using these techniques. I think before starting a project, people should list out these questions and see if they can answer them before starting. Thinking outside the box will lead to new ideas which will lead to new innovations.

http://www.lifehack.org/articles/productivity/11-ways-to-think-outside-the-box.html

You may be thinking how to think outside of the box? Here is a link of ways to think out of the box. Remember to be creative and to try new things. As you experience more and more, you become creative. Don’t be afraid to try new things. Who knows? You may be the next Bill Gates.

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Mind Lamp

I found this invention really interesting. This is a lamp that changes colors based on your thoughts. This shows a relationship with matter and mind. I never really thought that something like this could really be created.

http://vimeo.com/3202686 This is how the mind lamp works.

These new inventions can help you question and ask other ideas. This invention was a huge discovery to me. I never thought our consciousness could be connected to the external world. Have you ever found out something that blown your mind?

Credit to the Wrong Inventors

http://listverse.com/2009/04/10/top-10-wrongly-attributed-inventions/

This is a list of inventions that are attributed to the wrong inventors. Inventors can get betrayed and others will try to get credit for an invention that is not theirs. In class, we read in class that people can be very sneaky and work for their own needs. There are only two types of people in the world – the suck ups and the ones who pretend to be suck ups.

Only tell the ideas to the people you trust. Money can make the worst in people. Make sure you get your idea patented. http://www.uspto.gov/web/patents/howtopat.htm I actually have a personally story about this. My brother and his friends had an idea about putting pictures on a shirt. For example, you could take a picture of a mountain and then upload it on a shirt of your design. However, they needed money and sponsorship. Their idea ended up getting stolen by people who they asked to get sponsorship from. The world can be a cruel place so take precaution.

A World We Never Expected

http://science.howstuffworks.com/innovation/inventions/5-awesome-new-inventions-youll-never-hear-about.htm#page=0

Here is a list of inventions that are very unusually but may be very useful in the near future. By thinking of what is a need for the society, people were able to create new ideas. They were able to create new inventions that are convenient and efficient. We always take things for granted whether it may a ballpoint pen or a stapler. Have you ever imagined how life would be without a computer or a cell phone? Nobody in the past ever imagined how we would replace horses and carriages with cars. These inventions may be used everyday in the near future, but only because people were able to question what was a need in their life.

The new invention from the list that I found most relevant to myself would be PrePeat rewritable printer.The printer allows a single sheet of paper to be used 1,000 times before it needs to be replaced by using temperature to changed the images on the leuco dyes on the paper.   In case, you didn’t know I am a student. This would help save so many sheets of paper! The only bad thing is that the printer costs around 6000 dollars and that would take a while to pay off. If they are able to fix the cost efficiency, then it will be very convenient to use.

The innovation from the list that I believe to be most useful (and most nauseating) for society would be the robot that devours insects and rodents. The rodents would be chemically dismantled and then used as power to fuel itself. This can help transform dirty restaurants and houses. However this is still a concept because who wants to actually watch a rodent being digested and dismantled.

Bill