Innovation goes faster where you do not put too strict bounds, and work with all knowledge.

Ash Jogalekar @curiouswavefn
The paradox of technological innovation – great practical technology develops when people don’t explicitly focus on developing great practical technology.
Replying to @curiouswavefn

You have it slightly wrong. Innovation goes faster where you do not put too strict bounds on what it will cost, who will use it and how it will be built. Constrained optimization is fast now, but the cost to document off-the-shelf parts goes up too fast. Easier to design from scratch.
The word “practical” in your sentence hides a lot of basic data about supplies, materials, resources, markets, communications, costs, motivations, and sheer perverseness. But it is possible to do innovation at global scale on literally every problem now. Most companies do not know what they want and usually ask for something they heard, not what they want to do. They will say, “I want AI”, when what they want is help getting their people to the moon and back safely. When you ask them, “Why do you need humans on the moon?” they might answer to explore and mine and gather data. And there are many ways to do that without heavy, hard to maintain, humans now.
I work on global problems that require tens or hundreds of millions of humans and AIs and traditional methods to solve or adjust. Most all thing are possible now with organization, focus and careful records and goals. A small group can literally change the world and the future. Trading effort for money. Using knowledge by learning to use all knowledge.
Richard K Collins

About: Richard K Collins

Director, The Internet Foundation Studying formation and optimized collaboration of global communities. Applying the Internet to solve global problems and build sustainable communities. Internet policies, standards and best practices.

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