I’m finding it really hard to think of what will be next that could ever be invented. I mean, we have everything we need now, don’t we? We’ve got the wheel, the internet, ways to fly, ways to go under water, ways to watch movies or listen to music, ways to print things, ways to travel over land for great distances, ways to watch movies while travelling over land – and in the air for that matter. We have ways to look inside our bodies when we need a check up. We have consoles where we can slot into the game that is being played on games consoles that need to use a large screen TV to play them on. We have mobile phones that can take a photo and send it to an email address straight away. We have automatic doors. We have buildings hundreds of stories high. We have remarkable bridges and other feats of engineering that weren’t even imagined a century ago.
The thing is, things are always being invented. Some are improved variations on what was previously there, such as the DVD to the video and the mobile phone to the fixed line telephone. OK, mobile phones are more radios than phones, but they do use phone technology – and camera technology – and now computer technology to work.
Microwaves are everywhere now, but it wasn’t that long ago when they were hardly ever seen. Automatic doors are becoming more common, and we now have automatic revolving doors! Self-flushing loos – already there.
With everything that we now use, and take for granted, if someone from the eighteenth century – even the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries – were to somehow turn up into our time, they would think that we live in a magical world where everything is easy and convenient for us.
Yet, even with all of these things that we have, more and more ideas keep on springing up. Some things are alterations to what we currently know, and others are brand new things that we have never seen before.
What makes someone think of something that we have never seen before? How is it possible to fill a gap with something where nobody even realised there was a gap before? And with all this in mind, how then, can two or more people in completely different locations come up with similar ideas at the same time?
Everything is borne out of inspiration. The great inventors of the past were inspired to make their dreams and ideas a reality. They created something in their lifetime that has developed over time and become something today that is both necessary and accepted as the norm. Something made these inventors go with their ideas, and this would have been their imagination of the finished product.
We don’t need to invent gizmos and gadgets – although we can do if we receive the inspiration to do so – but we do have the ability to ‘invent’ our own future. We can imagine doing things in different ways to ‘try out’ which way we would prefer, and then find ways to bring those imagined scenarios into reality.
We may not leave our name as being the second person to invent the wheel, but who would really want to do that? It’s already been done! We’ve all got a future that can be exactly as we intend it to be – or we can just go on as before. It is entirely up to us.
How can your tomorrow be better than today?
What changes can you ‘invent’ in your life that will make your future more magical?
Can you see a space in your life right now where it would be more improved if ‘this’ was there?
Maybe you are happy as you are right now, but is there anything you could ‘tweak’ slightly to make it better?
Sometimes, we see things that make us think “I want that”, or “I can do that”, or “I can do better”. What’s stopping us?