The other day I had a conversation with a friend in the grocery store with an old-fashioned can opener that had a lot of uses. My friend wanted to share her favorite, and I wanted to share mine.
I had never had one before and was not sure if I wanted one. But when I asked the guy behind the counter about the can opener she had in her hands, I thought I saw her smile. I asked if she wanted one and the man said that she was happy to have one and was thankful for that small conversation. And now a week later she’s carrying a can opener with her everywhere she goes.
One of the biggest problems with technology today is that the world is not as transparent as it once was. When I first learned about the internet I was amazed at how much information was available. I was even more amazed by how much information was available on the internet. By the time I had moved to a new city I found out that the internet was more than it was supposed to be. This is one reason why I think you should take a moment to think about the world as it really is.
A lot of the problem with the internet is that it is not transparent. I can say that I have seen a picture of my cat’s paw, but I can’t say if that is my cat’s paw or something else. If I can’t see something, it’s unlikely that I’ll be able to find it on the internet. This is because if I don’t know the answer to a problem I’m trying to solve, I’m unlikely to find the solution on the internet.
In the internet, there is a wide variety of ways to solve a problem. You can find information about what the problem at hand is by checking out a Wikipedia page, or you can look up the answer in a book. If you dont understand the problem, its also unlikely that you will be able to find the solution by looking at a book. Which brings us to the second aspect of transparency.
That means that even if you are the person trying to solve a problem, its likely that other people may be able to solve it for you. Thats why transparency is a must-have for every technology and innovation.
That’s how all the cool new inventions in this world are made. The secret behind making a new invention takes a lot of work, which is why I think all of our technology needs to be transparent about who is working on what and why.
The most important element of transparency is knowing who is working on what and why. It’s not enough to tell people “I’m making a new invention.” That doesn’t help anyone. Transparency also means that you don’t waste time trying to hide an invention. There will always be people out there who are trying to take advantage of a new invention, and those are going to find a way to take advantage of you.
The one thing this idea of transparency doesnt prevent is the fact that a lot of bad solutions are out there. No one wants to be bothered with all of the details of how they are working on a new technology. The only solution that I have found that actually makes sense is to just put them in a box and make them unavailable.
The same way that you don’t need to worry about someone taking your car to the shop to fix it, you don’t need to worry about someone using your idea for a new product. Not only is it illegal, but it is also going to cost you money.