Episode 14. Brave New World
Did you ever feel, as though you had something inside you that was only waiting for you to give it a chance to come out? Some sort of extra power that you aren’t using – you know, like all the water that goes down the falls instead of through the turbines?
Brave New World. Aldous Huxley 1932
My friend Anisur Rahman recently posted an article on LinkedIn asking what this light bulb symbol 💡 means to people.
There were many varied replies. Some people said this symbol 💡 appears in games to give the gamer a hint, or some information about how to progress. (P. R. Shreeman)
Another person was reminded of her hero, Nikola Tesla and how he wanted electricity to be everywhere and to be free. (Vandanaa Srinivas.)
I also contributed, 'I see this 💡 and my brain says ping. (Synonymous with eureka!) The penny drops. The word search is over. The word order is perfect. I have perfectly expressed an idea, to the perfectly targeted audience.
When this happens it’s like a breached dam, unable to hold back the unstoppable force of water. Ideas flow to other ideas. It’s beyond exciting.
This process works well with pen and paper. But oh! Electricity! A writers dream. We can write long into the night. We can publish our words instantly. I can reach thousands through this blog, with a little button called ‘publish.’ Ping! Ping! Ping! Goes my counter, showing me to where in the world, my words have flown. None of it possible without electricity, running instantly all over our wild and crazy world.'
Anisur used the 💡 symbol to generate thought and discussion about innovation and creativity. To illustrate his point, he stated that even though Thomas Edison didn’t invent the light bulb, he is accredited with it, because of his extensive innovations, making its production possible.
Our enslavement to naturally existing light and dark was banished by Edison’s dedication.
A great example of someone performing a job, no-one at that time, believed was needed. Edison really did turn his passion into his profession. He had to think ahead of the game because he knew he was going to be required to solve problems, they didn’t yet know needed solving.
As well as collecting thoughts and ideas about creativity and Innovation from his network, Anisur used his post to deliver a message about his passion to ‘help youngsters recognise their passion and turn it into a profession.’
A Brave New World indeed. Asking our children to be prepared for something that doesn’t exist. They are already having to be taught to think of solutions to problems not yet there. These future adults will need to be brave. Will need to hold their nerve. We too must be brave, to set a good example, to support them, as we entrust them with our world’s survival. A massive task placed in tiny hands.
I love connecting with passionate people who want the best for humanity and who have envisioned what Anisur has. Already putting in place ideas and innovations to carry us forward. Knowing I am able to do my part, by shedding light on this work here in my blog, is fantastic.
Knowing there are people encouraging others to be passionate about their professions and better still, enabling them to create a profession from their passion, for the overall good of us all, is exciting and wondrous.
Anisur believes our children will be taught to solve the problems we don’t yet know we have. Train for the jobs we don’t yet know we need. He is already innovating this work through his creativity.
Please take the time to check out more at www.freeidiots.com/ to view the wonderful video that Anisur has created about how he envisions our children’s future.
I would be delighted to hear what you think about people creating a profession from their passion. Are you doing something you're passionate about? I know I finally am.
I can see you read my post from all around the world. I'd love you to say hello and give me chance to thank you personally.
©Gillian Cullis 04/09/2018