Innovation is natural!

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Anyone, please look at that amazing AirBus.

 

I have a belief that all the famous inventors and innovators were naturalists.

They spent countless moments with nature studying or reading about it, noting how it works, until they got their inspiration.

Everything that we have built seems sampled. Look at the combustion engine and determine how it is structurally and mechanically different from the human digestive system. Look at aeroplanes and their suspension model of using wings and compare them to how Birds do it.

To prove or disprove Einstein’s theory of gravity bending space, you should study the shadow of your fingers when pressed against sun rays. Hence someone once mentioned that curiosity is key in much of this because the world is a playground, and cues are everywhere, waiting for discovery.

Newton(or his fan) once mentioned that if he ever was anything to himself, then he was only like a little boy playing on the seashore and fascinating over pretty pebbles here and there, whereas the great ocean of truth lay bare before him.

And we know his legend of the falling apple as well.

 

Issac Newton, one of the greatest minds we know. His only nemesis being Einstein.

 

But those are the seemingly obvious ones.

Let us study mobile devices. Which I will confess are more complex to relate. However, we can break them down. Firstly, the phone is a light reflector, not much different from a diamond or mirror; in fact, it behaves as both combined. However, it also has a circuit board modelled after something in nature. There are plenty of examples to choose from, and consulting google is unnecessary. In hindsight, I would assume it samples a closed watercourse with some inlet, i.e. a river.

And I am still in my depth with these assumptions because we know that many logicians of the times followed such instances. They played in nature, and nature revealed certain things to them as a result. Some had their kites struck by lightning and began investigating the phenomenon. Others studied shapes or came across them and invented the wheel.

 

The other side of (hu)mankind. The most important one, early tool use and firemaking.

 

Early humans often played with fire or stumbled upon it playing in nature.

It seems like we need to play in nature to gain insight into things. By the way, humans are as much an aspect of nature as it gets. So sampling other humans is, in turn, sampling nature.

However, as I have mentioned, we have extended certain technologies far beyond the original scope of their inspiration, i.e. we have built computers with various mechanics running them, which is okay. The theory here is simply around our naturalist approach to invention.

We can’t get away from nature, and we can’t sample anywhere else. What we can do, though, is to build new layers of complexity to our samples. Thus transforming them so much as to seem like there has never been any sampling, No apparent relation.

 

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