17 Nov 2012
We should strive for invention (discovery), not for innovation (something new). Why? Because a great idea is always better than a new idea. Greatness is not a given, it can only be achieved.
Go outside, take a walk in the park and start using your mind to concept things that are 50% imagination and 50% reality. Every great idea started this way. You should focus on imagining things until they meet reality, at that point everything you thought about can be made possible. For real.
Make it work
The hardest part is to make things work. It’s not impossible. Start at the core of your idea, try to fix the problems that are basic and easy solvable. Build on that. Try to find the next piece of the puzzle that is related to the core. Somehow things will work even you don’t believe they will. It happened to me, it happened to others, it can happen to you.
Albert Einstein did it, Max Planck did it before him, why can’t you? They were only people, not geniuses, just people.
1 Nov 2012
I could be a high school math teacher, I could be working for Intel, I could be doing research on electronic components and so on… but life made me chose a different path long time a ago.
Why did I choose design? Because design is physics, design is math, design means focusing on the important features and scrapping the unimportant details. Design is underrated today. Design is not art, not only art, design means everything and everything means design. You can’t retire from designing, there will always be something to be designed (perfected).
Design is pure intellectual joy. It means to create, yet it means to engineer. Design is made out of equations that balance the forms and the functions of objects, environments and everything in between those two.
I want in my life time (flying) levitating cars to become a reality. I know it’s possible. I know that it’s hard to get to even create a demo of a car powered by wireless current levitating on a magnetic field. Imagine clean streets, no air pollution, no sound pollution, no wheels, cars levitating twenty inches above the surface of Earth. Ten feet above, another car levitating and driving at insane speed without causing accidents. Twenty feet above, another car and so on.
The needed technology to make levitating cars possible is available today, yet no one is focusing on this. All the today corporations are thinking how to make quick money — advertising, constructions, phones, tablets, you name it. Nobody is thinking about the future because nobody is getting money from the future. The world needs real designers, a modern day Leonardo da Vinci.
25 Oct 2012
Most of us don’t want to use our credit cards to pay online, some of us just can’t, others prefer PayPal, some think that web should just be free. App.net charges up front if you want use their web application. These two premises don’t add up.
Thanks to App.net guys there’s a third option. You can still use the web app without creating an account. This is good for people that already have Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr accounts and don’t need yet another account to manage on a day by day basis.
The best part about App.net is that they provide a RSS feed for everyone’s account. You can grab the RSS from people you want to follow and subscribe in your Google Reader account. Basically you end up with a nice timeline of posts. Make sure you add all the feeds in one folder, you don’t want the gibberish talk to mess with your tech blogs subscriptions.
After all that being said, he thinks that people who proclaimed RSS dead were pretty much wrong.