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Inventions stop... NOW!

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by SpellZ, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. SpellZ

    SpellZ Regular Member

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    I just realized... There is very little left to invent for the everyday men... I think it all comes down to marketing.
    Everything I had in my head as far as 'ideas' I already found someone doing.
    I'm talking about over 20 ideas.

    Weather it is an app, a cleansing system, food dehydration, gadget, hobby, chocolate, photography, nature... absolutly everything has been done.

    So we are sorta left with 2 options really..

    Option 1. Find something that is NOT in your area, but doing REALLY good in other areas, and copy the idea.
    Option 2. Find an idea that is not in your area OR in your area, and market it a lot better to be the top dog.
     
  2. jon_xx_x

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    Just because you can't think of anything, doesn't mean there aren't any good ideas. Million dollar ideas are created daily.
     
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  3. mrsix

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    Exactly what jon said. Everyday I get new ideas :)
     
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    As time passes, and technology becomes more and more complex, one needs to have a higher level of intelligence to invent something that is truly desired. That doesn't mean everything has been invented.
     
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  5. 75INZ

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    So do it better. 'Nuff said.
     
  6. knall

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    There will always be new ideas. Sitting there thinking they are all gone is exactly why you won't think of new ones.
     
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  7. Roparadise

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    No one has invented a system for colonizing other planets yet, or a space hotel. I could go on and on.
     
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    Imagine if Henry Ford said that. Or Albert Einstein. Or Steve Jobs...

    Thank god they wont!
     
  9. Statix

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    So improve on something that is already invented
     
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    It's official: everything that needs to be invented has already been created! You can all go home now, nothing more to do.
     
  11. Nigel Farage

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanx

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Dyson

    I met a guy that invented a collapsible stretcher. It was made of fabric & sticks and you assembled it into a stretcher, put someone in it and then carried them off. No one wanted it. He tried for years, and was a complete failure. Then one day, he made his very first sale.

    To the US Army. They use them in helicopters now, where space and weight are at a premium. The US Army has a LOT of helicopters.
    The guy told me this story in his run-down trailer home, on a shitty lot in the middle of nowhere.
     
  12. aakon7

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    So not true, I am raising my first child and I have a list of 8 baby products that need to be invented, the issue is that the industry is way too cut throat. These products would destroy the markets current offerings.
     
  13. CEPI

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    Our mental capacity isn't as such to create anything new any longer. We are dumbing the world down while very few have the intelligence to invent. Most people are too "small" in their thinking and are just looking for the easy "invention" which isn't an invention at all, rather a rebuild from common already existing items.

    Inventing is creating something of nothing. Innovation is just advancing on systems already existing. People are only innovating these days.
     
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    Some food for thought though: All great people are told to F**K off at some time in their career, don't ever let it get you down. Take these quotes for example:

    There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home!
    — Kenneth Olsen, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corporation (1977).

    Computers in the future may perhaps only weigh 1.5 tons.
    — Popular Mechanics forecasting the development of computer technology (1949).

    The horse is here to stay, but automobiles are only a passing novelty — a fad.
    — The president of Michigan Savings Bank advising Horace H Rackham (Henry Ford's lawyer) not to invest in the Ford Motor Company in 1903. Rackham ignored him and bought stock, which he later sold for $12.5 million.

    Man will never reach the moon, regardless of all the future scientifi c advances.
    — Dr Lee De Forest, inventor of the vacuum tube and the father of radio (1967).

    Television won't be able to hold onto any market it captures after the first six months. People will soon get tired of staring at a plywood box every night.
    — Darryl F Zanuck, head of 20th Century Fox (1946).

    What use could this company make of an electrical toy?
    — Western Union president William Orton rejecting Alexander Graham Bell's offer to sell his struggling telephone company to Western Union for $100 000 (1876).

    I confess that in 1901 I said to my brother Orville that man would not fl y for 50 years. Ever since, I have distrusted myself and avoided all predictions.
    — Wilbur Wright, US aviation pioneer (1908).

    Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?
    — Harry M Warner of Warner Brothers Studios (1927).
     
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  15. Nigel Farage

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    Also there are "repurpose" inventions, like the person that discovered that crazy-glue will hold large, gaping wounds together, and it can be used "on site" such as on a battelfield, car-wreck, etc.... The word "invention" covers more than just the "thing", but also how it's used. You could "invent" a backlinking strategy that defeats the Google Algorithm. As long as one entity attempts to control people, someone will invent a way to evade that control.
     
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    LMFAO. You think million dollar ideas come once out of every 20 ideas? Thomas Edison had to try over 1,000 times to create the light bulb. If 1 idea out of 20 was successful, then everyone on the planet would have a successful invention.

    I don't make a habit of bashing people, so I will try and say this the kindest way I know how.

    Some people are creative and can come up with great ideas, you are not one of them. You need to accept this, and find a new way to make your fortune.
     
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    On a recent episode of Shark Tank there was a guy with a lot of inventions and none of them have yet to make a profit. Some of his products I wanted to buy right then and there but the fact is, if you don't get it perfect and market it perfectly, mass merchants will never even call you back.
     
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    Improve on an existing invention or add two existing inventions together to make a new invention. This post reminded me of philosophy of the mind. If one was to be deprived of all senses ie. a brain in a vat what would our world consist of? Technically everything we need to create anything already exists in one form or another ie. colors, shapes, purposes, you just need to organize them in a maner that has never been seen before.
     
  19. Ewokson

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    Even if there was very little new things to invent(which isn't true) a person can still reinvent an existing product. Like when the original iphone came out. That changed everything in the Cell Phone industry.
     
  20. WizGizmo

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    In another life I was a freelance new product designer. I worked mainly in
    the fields of Novelty Candies and Adult Novelties ( such as Spencer Gifts
    type adult humor gift products). I did quite well at it, and one thing I
    learned is that today, it's more about innovation rather than invention.
    In other words, you will make more money by being EVOLUTIONARY, not
    REVOLUTIONARY. You don't need to re-invent the wheel - you just need
    to look around you and see what can be done differently or what can
    be improved upon, or what can be combined. There are millions of
    opportunities to do that. Just pick a field (niche) that you already have
    an interest in - or better yet, one that you are passionate about.
    Then start analyzing things and let your mind run wild (and write
    down EVERYTHING).

    You can take any product and use a method that was created by Alex
    Osborn called S.C.A.M.P.E.R. It is sort of an idea checklist that allows
    you to pick any item and just ask certain questions, and before you
    know it, you will start coming up with new product ideas. It's very
    cool and relatively few people know about it. It's kept under wraps
    by most inventors who know about it, but I want you to succeed,
    so I will share these methods with you.

    I'll tell you what: Below, you can download a zip file containing several
    little ebooks I got from a blackhat Google search. Included are a few
    books which show you the S.C.A.M.P.E.R. method as well as some
    other creative techniques.

    If you use these materials and DON'T come up with a flood of new
    product ideas, then you are probably brain dead! :D

    Here you go:

    Download From Wikiupload:
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    Get ready to amaze yourself. These techniques are simple and they work like crazy! :)

    Here's To Thinking Out-Of-The-Box! :D

    Cheers! - "Wiz"
     
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