I am sitting out in the cool morning as the fog lifts and the sun seems to melt away all the fog and open up gaps of space to reveal a beautiful blue sky. The exercise is done and I am still trying to snap out of the mind slump of the past few days by going back to my roots and bringing only the sketchbook and this iPad gizmo that has been a seeming giant waste of money for my needs. I observe a coffee shop drive-through as the way people are dressed, dressing and preparing for work is actually interesting. The various contortion of facial expressions has me wonder if many people really enjoy their job and the work they do?
A few years ago, I was really excited about the apple pen a few years ago as it allowed for real-time graphics manipulation, but it still lacks something tactile in the way idea come out of my mind. I really have no idea of the disconnect of the initial idea creation. In the perfect world, the brainstorm/creation/innovation room is simply a giant white space where multimonitor desktops with processing speed exist that are connected to the tools in the other room. Ideally, you have the great light, ideally a view, and the transition from a concept to full prototype takes 30 minutes. One day, this may be a reality as brains sensors and sense of telepathy/mind control come into the mainstream.
As I watch people all line up for a coffee drive through, I ponder the robotic brainstorm/prototype assistants in 30-40 years. The jury is out if computers will ever be able to think like a human Brain with processing, but when I think of a design assistant I think of all the cool electronic shops in Japan and the variety of models and interesting gizmo functions things do.
Perhaps you could set up a construct and some ideas and walk away for a cup of coffee and the computer will churn far more variations and new ideas than you ever could have. The design tests I have seen with a human designer working against a computer have shown a very different solution palette. The computers idea appear somewhat alien, almost like a Giacometti style- yet they do the job with the least parts, materials, space. It is fascinating to see with a human perspective and the current constraints and limits of technology and tools.
I think in my lifetime, there might be the blending of these elements to allow anyone to seemingly make anything for their home, work, office. I wonder where the bleeding edge technologies will be for the planet at that point?
for now. I read that scientist don’t think there is any human life in the universe, and I look at humanity going through a very odd patch of worry and fear in the developed world. then when I look at the world, well – I see the shifting of powers and more than ever, probably the vanity of humanity. king Solomon did a great experiment with it all – and came to a similar conclusion.
now I have to go look at if just the fringes are being shown and when you get into the majority of folks…vanity takes the back seat to humanity? what I do know is we are a very interesting species in the cosmos.
what do you see when you stop and just observe the people around you?