A Million Things Waiting to be Invented

How many new products and inventions can you dream up with in thirty minutes? At least a few if you know the techniques of innovation and creative problem solving. The following are thirty minute’s worth, with some notes at how they were arrived at.

Are the latest inventions the last of their kind? Are we reaching a peak in inventiveness, or even passing it? It isn’t likely and you can find out more at http://baltimorepostexaminer.com/got-invention-idea-make-reality-inventhelp/2018/04/13.

You may have heard he story that in 1899 the head of the U.S. Patent Office urged President McKinley to close the office because “everything that could be invented has been invented.” Even President Reagan told the story in a speech. It is actually an urban myth, believed only because it has been repeated so often. But it does suggest the question: “How many things can still be invented?”

An infinite number is the correct answer in my mind. Anyone equipped with a few creative thinking techniques could come up with a dozen new types of chairs in a couple hours. They may be inventions only on paper, but multiply this times the number of possible items that can be reinvented and if only a small percentage of them are marketable… Well, you get the idea.

There are a million things waiting to be invented. To generate new and innovative ideas, one can look at needs that aren’t filled, ways to improve things, and new ways to use existing technologies – and those are just three of a hundred ways to imagine new inventions and to find out more read on https://historynewsnetwork.org/article/168567.