The last two pieces of the puzzle I am finishing up the list for a friend at a university for the “lab that can do anything.” In some regards I am a bit envious that he might be able to build such a wonderful space.
I also think it will keep them from wasting and spending unnecessary money on trying to be hip and cool, and instead be truly cutting edge with a heavy dose of common sense.
The last two pieces of the puzzle were interesting to me, in that the two technologies really aren’t mainstream (yet) and will add two layers upon where we are today in bringing about really nice WYSIWYG rapid prototyping – with full functionality. In the older days, many times our proof of concept was a gaggle of wires and other parts that did prove how something worked, but the miniaturization of such prototypes was expensive. I am happy to report that this obstacle will soon be overcome.
The downside of all this, is that we still live in a highly tactile world. Moving information and ways to show this is pretty interesting and straightforward. But it is more about bringing the elements together in a giant multimedia type game.
What about making real stuff that does something beyond what I see so many not for profits are about, “creating awareness.”
“What about actual solutions you can apply to the market that actually work?” Is something I usually wonder about.
So the idea is a blend or hybridization of both worlds. The proof that it works together is simply gleaned from so many years of experiences and spending money on what doesn’t work so well.
We really do live in interesting times. As I worked through the list and processes, ways one could bring about a curriculum and the way the rooms could function…my brain was working on the bigger issue humanity face.
“How do we help change human beings in a positive way with technology.”
I am not sure if it will be 5, 10, or 25 years before the system I envision in my mind becomes reality.
That doesn’t’ stop me from working with it. Just yesterday I have to guinea pig myself on what Augmanity does.
What a great tool that can be for people. It is really interesting where the data takes one, and shows the variations in perspectives from each person.
The one area that confounds me is that our personal blind spots carry over into the data world.
“Look at that person! Look what they are doing!”
You bite your tongue and say nothing, only think, “Are they aware they are looking at themselves.
Time will tell, but my goodness, “what a fascinating problem looking for solutions.”