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Will Longer Lifetimes Slow Innovation or Speed it Up - Depends on the Person

February 20, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 162

Some believe in part at least that the ever increasing fast pace of human technology is predicated on the reality that humans live a very short lifetime. Therefore they must work very quickly on their projects, for if they don't they will never see them to fruition. In other words the thought of death causes them to work harder and faster, and even become more passionate about what they're doing for fear that it will not be completed before their demise.

Indeed, as a coordinator for a think tank which operates online, I fundamentally disagree with this and would call it Hogwash. For instance, before Leonardo da Vinci died, and as he was getting old, he said that he only had one fear. His fear was that he didn't have enough time to complete all his projects. Therefore he worked on them, full well knowing that he would not be able to complete them all, but he had the passion, drive, and perseverance to do so, he just didn't have the life expectancy.

Now then, yes it may have sped up his work progress, and made him focus on which projects to choose, but did death really serve humanity, or Leonardo da Vinci himself. I would submit to you that it didn't, and we are all the poorer for it. That is to say we don't have all the technological advances, and his brilliant mind today, which obviously would have never stopped, because he had a passion for creating, and had formatted his brain in such a way that it came up with endless original thoughts day in and day out. He was unique, and he had a different way of looking at things.

Therefore, perhaps some humans might get lazy, and less productive knowing that they have plenty of time, and can live forever. Still, they may spend more time doing everything and making it absolutely perfect if they had a longer lifespan. They could work on their projects until they were absolutely flawless, and wouldn't flawless technology be a good thing too. Also, those entrepreneurs, innovators, creative geniuses, and yes, I guess in a way with all my ego, I feel as if I am one with that persona, would we continually spit out new ideas and creations?

Perhaps in doing so, others could spend their time perfecting them, as we moved on to the next, and the next, and those which would follow. Imagine a passionate group of people and how they could serve the world far into the future if they just had a little more time to give all they have to give; what if they had unlimited life spans?

Would that really slow innovation, or would it actually speeded up it up? Perhaps it might slow it down for some, and speed it up for others. Perhaps, with a little extra education we can teach our future offspring to focus on what they love to do, and they would never have to work another day in unlimited lifetimes. Please consider all that think on.

Lance Winslow has launched a new provocative series of eBooks on Innovation in America. Lance Winslow is a retired Founder of a Nationwide Franchise Chain, and now runs the Online Think Tank; http://www.worldthinktank.net

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