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What to invent?

You, probably, have already chosen an area for your innovation
(if not, that post is for you) . What is it? Aerospace? Robotics? Or, may, be nano/biotech? Please share your passion in comments. I am really interested!
No matter is it relevant to your current profession or not. If it is, you have the advantage of experience. If not, you have the advantage of flexibility. Not both, unfortunately. Because we earn experience at cost of flexibility. This is a basic property of neural networks, and our brain is not an exclusion.
If you are not familiar with this area it is completely OK. Many great inventions were made in new fields for their authors.  But of course, you will have to study this area. And you have to be smart in your research. You can save years looking not for all abyss of information, but for answers to the right questions.

Let's listen to advice of Boris Zlotin and Alla Zusman - top class professional inventors, who solved great problems for companies like HP, Honey…
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Invention ideas. You do not need them.

Crowds of people browse the Web looking for ready invention ideas.
But it is something like browsing urban streets to find a piece of gold. Even if you will find there a piece of something, it is very unlikely to be a gold. You understand this metaphor.
Well, and where is your gold? You have to mine it by yourself. Focus on idea generation rather than search. It gives you far more control over process. No matter if you do not consider yourself too creative person. Creativity is mining. If you is enough smart to dig ground with a spade, you can also dig multidimensional hyperspace of ideas with appropriate methodological tools. And you can find them here, in my blog.

First, stop looking around and take a look deep into yourself. Invention is a long, enduring process. Remember famous Edison phrase about genius consisting of 1% inspiration and 99% of sweat. No one want to sweat implementing others ideas. You definitely need your own inspiration to face all hurdles of innovation process…

Why hardware innovation?

This blog is about hardware innovation: from idea search to debugging. Today it is not so popular field as pure software innovation. Some people ask "Is it a dead field?"  Some people even  say "We live in the info-age, we do not need to mess with hardware". This situation has an objective reason: unevenness of progress in different areas of technology. And it is temporary.

For many centuries hardware development outpaced software development. Middle of XXth century was a moment of peak of imbalance: means of matter processing were far ahead of means of information processing. This caused problems for hardware: its development faced a limit of out ability to work with information. This was a ground for blossom of information technology for the next 70 years.

Currently, the situation looks basically equalised. But software progress accelerate more and more, while hardware development looks nearly stopped.  This is a consequence of resource mobility and inertia. Mon…