A Source for New Ideas
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theories... mental experiments... new business concepts... story
outlines... philosophical thoughts... essays... and much more.
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to Invent: Have 100 Ideas Today - September 2014 - You
can have 100 ideas for new inventions in a few hours' time. Some
of them will seem silly (but might still be marketable), and
some might not work at all when tried. But a few of them -- maybe
even a dozen or more -- will be million-dollar ideas. You probably
won't actually make a million from any of them unless you are
an experienced entrepreneur and marketer, but you'll have your
ideas and the fun that comes from producing them. Here's how.
(Flickr photo by Olga Reznik)
A Few Crazy Ideas and Questions - There is no
rhyme or reason to the collection of ideas here. They are simply
things I've been thinking about and questions that needed to
be asked. I'll look at aspects of human psychology, the development
of plant people, and why soldiers can't quit their jobs, among
other topics. And please don't complain about the lack of focus
or purpose. This is my own idea-generating exercise, and if it
isn't interesting to you, the little "x" up there to
the right will help... Continue
Can We Domesticate Diseases? - Some parasites,
bacteria and viruses are worse than others that much is
obvious. But why are some worse? Why do some kill the very host
that they rely on for survival while others just cause minor
inconvenience? Its not an easy question to answer, and
each case is different. The many cold viruses, for example, seem
to have found a happy medium. They don't... Continue
This Month's Thought - Subscription governments
would make the so-called social contract explicit and voluntary,
allowing citizens under their jurisdiction to choose the kind
of system they prefer. They might compete for allegiance among
those who live commingled in country's borders, or in special
zones set up for this purpose. The former, which would have residents
living in the same area but with different laws and rules, could
be complicated to arrange, but not impossible. The latter would
mean people have to move to the jurisdiction that has the system
they desire. One key idea here is that the use of power is more
just when the system is truly chosen by those whom are governed.
Others may feel they get to choose now, but I
have no representation in the current system. I didn't choose
this government, and I never agreed to any theoretical "social
contract" which, after all, is nothing more than an invention
of political philosophers designed for the purpose of justifying
the use of force to control others. I like the idea of choosing
not just those who have political power, but also the rules by
which they will govern.
New Medical Ideas - In Malawi Josh Nesbit discovered
two things; in rural areas he got better reception on his cell
phone than he did in California, and some people in those areas
walked as much as 50 miles to see a medic. He started an organization
called Medic Mobile, which uses cheap mobile phones to connect
the rural poor with doctors. Tools have been developed for patients
to explain symptoms and there will soon be diagnostic tools for
using a cell phones light to and camera to remotely check blood
for signs of tuberculosis an malaria.
A Few Crazy Ideas
and Questions - An exercise in creative thinking.
We Domesticate Diseases? - It might be better than fighting
More Ideas for Stories
- A missing billionaire, cloned Jesus and nine others.
Random Creative Ideas -
Inventions, a new metaphor and more.
Ideas to Make You Think
- Several new ways to look at things.
- A proposal for an experiment.
Monkey Economics - What
our wild cousins are teaching us.
Some Random Ideas - A lottery
that everyone wins and four other ideas.
How to Use an Expert - The care
and feeding of "authorities."
The Value of Crazy Ideas -
Search Engine Anthropology
- Using Google to study culture.
Weather Forecasting Idea
- No knowledge of meteorology necessary.
Inventions - Index for
all the pages of invention ideas you can use.
New Inventions - Flying
car, solar-powered tent, a video and more.
How to Get a Patent - And using
a provisional patent to protect your invention.
Invention Submission Services
- Questions to ask before sending any money.
Some Cool Ideas - Prosthetic
leg uses, mind reading using an iPhone and...
Invention Patents - Are
they truly necessary?
- A few new concepts about or using a bike.
New Concepts - Human kites,
magnetic paintings and more.
Problem Solving and Brainstorming
Problem Solving - A collection
of pages on how to solve problems.
Dollar Irritations - Problems can be opportunities...
Ideas - I did two tests on a hot day at work...
Using Other Minds - A technique
for having new ideas.
Exercises - Eight good ones to get you thinking in new ways.
Develop Thinking Skills
- Some good ones to start with.
Outside the Box - There
are dozens of good thinking strategies.
Add - Subtract - Change
- A simple technique for brainstorming.
Thinking Out of the
Box - The elements of the "box" and get past them.
Defines Words? - And why does it matter?
Perspectives - How to think about and experience time.
of Technology - From where do they arise?
Ultimate Technology - Is it what we call spirituality?
The Metaphorical Life - We
already live it, but we can change it.
What is Belief? - A simple
question without a simple answer.
The Meaning of Life - Is
it dangerous to have one?
Words to Live By - Perhaps
there are no words worth living by.
A Spiritual Atheist - Why does
spirituality require a god?
The Inescapable Speed of Life
- Ever faster we rush--even if we don't want to.
Questions - Two pages to get you thinking.
Political Theories -
Index of pages on political matters and opinions.
Is to Steal? - Maybe... sometimes.
Justice System - Some notes on the failings and some solutions.
- Is it really necessary?
Do We Need
to Be a World Power? - The future is coming...
Wealth to the Wealthy - A series on socialism for the rich.
Examples - Ready to see how your tax dollars are used?
Tax Loopholes for the Rich
- Upward redistribution?
Property Tax Rates Are Higher
for the Poor - See why this is true.
Millionaire Welfare Farmers
- How the poor and middle class support the rich.
A New Constitution - A
look at what it might include and why.
The Wealth of the United
States - Free markets may not be the crucial factor.
Economic Theories - All
pages related to economics are listed here.
The Value of Things - Understanding
context and profiting from perspective.
- A lesson in economics and living better on less.
- A look at some of the research.
How the Rich Get Richer - Honestly
Business and Employment
New Business Ideas -
All pages with unique ways to make money are here.
Business - Is this a useful concept or not?
New Job Ideas - Is it the job
or the mind that is valuable?
How to Quit Your Job
- The writer happens to be an expert on this.
Money Making Ideas -
Swimming pool restaurant, car roller coaster, etc.
Paintball Pointillism - Paint
from a distance with a paintball gun.
Creative Concepts - A
small collection of fun ideas.
- Lie in order to properly communicate?
Political Change Without Voting
- Tired of voting for the lesser-of-evils?
Why We Should Negotiate
with Terrorists - Do you agree with these reasons?
Systems - Why straight-line projections fail.
People Online - Here are few examples I've found.
Animals Really Think? - Yes, but what are the differences?
and Authority - A mature person uses his or her own mind.
Brain Scan Marketing
- Research is often applied to selling us things.
Some Interesting Questions
- More than a dozen to get you thinking.
Corporate Crime - Does
such a thing exist, or do only humans commit crimes?
Tax on the Poor? - Is that
what any business tax ends up being?
Invention and Innovation News
- Some of the cool things invented this year.
The What If Game - For wild
and sometimes great ideas.
Questions About Poverty
- A collection of pages and articles.
Making the Homeless Buy Cadillacs
for the Wealthy - Not just hyperbole?
What is Poverty? - There
isn't one simple answer.
The Meaning of Money - http://www.themeaningofmoney.com
Metaphorology - http://www.metaphorology.com
Every Way to Make Money? - http://www.everywaytomakemoney.com
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