“Innovation over the edge” – Mater artium necessitas

This is a link to Toby Shapshak’s TED talk. In addition to sharing some of the amazing ideas coming out of Africa today, he raises an interesting question. How many of us are so caught up in using tech today that we don’t make time for innovation, creativity and thinking outside the box?

In addition to showing me how to make the most of what I have, Toby reminds me of Vaclav Smil’s argument of the need for a strong manufacturing base in order for society to develop, create, innovate, and grow.

It just makes sense that those involved in the development, building, and manufacturing of goods and products of all kinds will, either through necessity or expediency, develop new ways of doing things, new tools to complete those tasks, and open doors for even greater creativity and growth.

Thanks for sharing your message with us Toby!

 

 

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March 16, 2014 · 4:30 am

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