An article in Foreign Policy claims there appears to have been “Military-Style Raid on a California Power Station”.
The second to last paragraph is a perfect example of intelligent innovation.
A shooter “could get 200 yards away with a .22 rifle and take the whole thing out,” Wellinghoff said last month at a conference sponsored by Bloomberg. His proposed defense: A metal sheet that would block the transformer from view. “If you can’t see through the fence, you can’t figure out where to shoot anymore,” Wellinghoff said. Price tag? A “couple hundred bucks.” A lot cheaper than the billions the administration has spent in the past four years beefing up cyber security of critical infrastructure in the United States and on government computer networks.
Systems break at the weakest point. Quite often that means the solution is the simplest thing.
Innovation doesn’t make any random thing better. Innovations improve the most important thing. Innovations must:
- better satisfy the currently most under-satisfied desire
- not reduce the satisfaction of other desires bellow the required level
- not over-satisfy currently satisfied desires
Mark is a great visionary author. He authored a very detailed book that makes innovation more certain and achievable. His concepts mapped every possible alternatives to innovate.
Looking forward to apply his concepts into action in my classroom and my professional practices.
I’m very glad to receive such a glowing review. Writing books often feels like talking to an empty room. Hearing from my readers is a great joy especially when they tell me my research helps them.
This is a video of a cute Japanese girl but I saw much more when I watched it.
- parts are staged to get different camera angles
- the child is having fun
- how the town is designed
- the low counter at the store making it easier for people who can’t reach higher such as the little girl or someone in a wheel chair
- lots of video editing
- planning to get the video
- a relationship between the child and the videographer
- USA commercialism in her clothing
- people watching the video, some such as me on the other side of the world who will probably always be strangers
- an impact doing this will have on the girl’s development
- the video being a wonderful gift to future generations
All of that went through my mind while I was watching it the first time. I didn’t watch the video more than once. I didn’t think about it afterwards. Those were all of my thoughts while watching the video. Of course I also saw how cute she was and the scenery.
How many different perspectives do you have on things you see, or hear?