“People didn’t get to the moon by being small and timid, by pursuing the same old ideas, or setting extremely small expectations. Neither should you with everything you do!” – Futurist Jim Carroll
I was watching the movie “First Man” last night – it’s the story of Neil Armstrong. I was 9 years old when we first landed on the moon, and remember the moment vividly. I was always a big space fan, and will often talk about the boldness of the mission while on stage. My biggest speaking career highlight occurred when NASA invited me in for a talk on the future of space and innovation – twice!
Did you hear that China just landed a rover on the dark side of the moon? Pink Floyd fans everywhere are probably rejoicing! (For some people, there is no dark side of the moon or a moon landing, and science itself is fake. They probably didn’t listen to Pink Floyd back in they day. They were Englebert Humperdink fans. (Go look it up). Today they are the modern Syd Barrett’s, their minds fried by the wild conspiracy theories that surround them. I don’t imagine they hang out on my social media fees. They are too busy destroying the world around them.
In today’s 19 Trends for 2019, I’m speaking about the fact that ‘radical new ideas’ will increasingly come to shape and change the future of industries.
In almost every single industry, there are people who are thinking big and bold about the opportunities that surround them. This includes completely rethinking about the nature of the product that they are bringing to the marketplace or the service that they might offer.
The energy and transportation provides the perfect example : a world in which your electric vehicle actually becomes a key component of the energy grid.
Energy is one sector where we have seen the emergence of a tremendous number of radical new ideas – even, for example, ’24 hour solar power plants’, or the ability to grow solar panels from plants. Yup, researchers are figuring out how we might be able to do that!