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Invent the Future

Invent the Future

Society does not progress in a straight line. It makes jumps, leaps, and bounds ever upward.  Society’s goal is to change for the better and, to facilitate that, big changes must be made.  It is not people in positions of power that make these changes, not the rich, nor the most influential.  It is the …

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The Original Female Influencers

The Original Female Influencers

Throughout history women have been critical innovators, artists, creators, influencers, and entrepreneurs. From life rafts to rocket fuel, women have made some ground-breaking discoveries that have translated into amazing things. But, what about the day-to-day? Do women innovators impact our lives? Well, if you use the GPS on your cell phone, turn on your windshield …

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The Global History of Patents

The Global History of Patents

Patents have long held a distinction in human history, much further back than most realize. Like many aspects of life, it started with our most primal necessity: food. Robin Jacob, a British intellectual property expert, believes the earliest concept of a patent was in 600 BC. A chef had created “some kind of newfangled loaf …

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Evolving Inventions: Reinventing the Already Invented

Evolving Inventions: Reinventing the Already Invented

Where do some inventors get the inspiration they need in order to revolutionize a product? The simple answer would be nature. Nature has solved most of the problems we face with evolution over the years. While most products change many times between concept and production, occasionally a product makes it all the way to market …

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Inventing Fundamentals, Part 1: The Building Blocks

Inventing Fundamentals, Part 1: The Building Blocks

So you’ve decided it’s time to start working on your invention. Maybe you have an idea already in mind, maybe you’re hoping inspiration will strike while you’re working. Either way, before you can build a working model, you need to start with the fundamentals. Here are the building blocks to any great invention. (These are …

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Virtual Reality and the Future of Invention

Virtual Reality and the Future of Invention

The idea of virtual reality, as we know it, is recent. People living a century ago wouldn’t have any way of picturing headsets capable of reading our movements and translating them into a 3D digital space. But they did have their own version of virtual reality, even if it doesn’t resemble what we imagine today. …

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