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This blog focuses on current and future innovations; and on the science and technology driving those innovations.

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2020 July

UK free PRACTICAL SUPPORT

What do You need? This free question and answer information service has been set up to help SMEs and individuals in the UK, during the difficult challenges of this era. This aims to provide a unique / innovative perspective.

2020 Jul 16

Tags: People Purpose Process

The Innovative Innovation Book

Added Story & Scenario, and Overflow chapters to Level 1.

Level 2 is now open, via the Gateway.

It is probably worth you taking a look at this dynamic book periodically.

2020 Jul 14

Tags: Science ICT AI NanoMatlBio Robot TransHuman Machine Transport Energy Environment Space People Purpose Process

2020 June

The Innovative Innovation Book

First launch of the innovation book.

It is probably worth you taking a look at this book periodically.

2020 Jun 20

Tags: Science ICT AI NanoMatlBio Robot TransHuman Machine Transport Energy Environment Space People Purpose Process

Calendar

2020 Jun 10

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Concise Opinions: How can innovation help my business?

Innovation gives you unique opportunities, benefits and solutions.

You know how important your Unique Selling Point (USP) is, right? Well innovation can develop your USP, and it can do much more...

Innovation can deliver benefits that are orders of magnitude greater than any other business development process. The free course What is Innovation? lists the benefits of innovation, and presents some fantastic examples! (No registration is required, and it only takes minutes to view.)

If you work in the UK then you can ask questions about innovation using the free UK Innovation Forum: Concise Opinions.

2020 Jun 4

Tags: Purpose Process

2020 May

Concise Opinions: What is Rule 0?

"We cannot be absolutely sure about anything!" - and I'm not even sure about that :-)

Launching the new UK Innovation Forum: Concise Opinions.

If you are in the UK then you can ask questions about innovation using this free service. Click the above link to see how, then ask...

2020 May 28

Tags: People

Lab K

Welcome to Lab K, the place for innovative foods and creative cooking techniques.

2020 May 26

Tags: Science

2020 April

Innovative Ideas to Win the Biological War!

Corona-virus returns again! To save many lives now, and in the future, we need to be much smarter and find innovative solutions. Here is some inspiration...

2020 Apr 6

Tags: Science ICT AI NanoMatlBio Robot Machine Environment People

2020 January

Innovation Future Specialist

Welcome to the 2020s - the decade where sci-fi becomes reality!

Explore this web site to see amazing future visions and innovations; and if you work in the UK you can benefit from the award winning innovation services.

2020 Jan 6

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2019 December

Innovation Future Gallery

Your amazing future starts here!

This is a unique time in human history: in one month we will enter the decade where the science fiction of the movies becomes reality! Radical innovations will change how we deal with everything! Click the above link to the Gallery to explore the future of forests, wild fires, accessible IT, space, education, purpose, robots, energy, sustainability, transport, advanced technologies, virtual reality, traffic pollution, water management and irrigation, and artificial intelligence.

2019 Dec 4

Tags: Science ICT AI NanoMatlBio Robot TransHuman Machine Transport Energy Environment Space People Purpose

2019 November

Interactive Pages

All of the pages on this web site are interactive in that you can ask about anything on these pages.

To ask please use the Contact button (on the home page), or the contact link at the bottom of every page. If you provide your email address then the reply will go to that email address; otherwise anonymous requests will be answered here (in this blog).

Please include the URL/address of the page that you are referring to.

2019 Nov 22

Tags: People Process

Innovation: The Dark Side

The dark side of innovation: trick or treat

Innovation is great and it delivers fantastic benefits. However, in this edition we are mindful of the season: Halloween and Bonfire Night. So this explores the dark side of innovation.

2019 November 5

Tags: Science ICT AI NanoMatlBio Robot TransHuman Machine Transport Energy Space People Purpose Process

2019 October

Brain Health Blog: Medical

UK researchers have built upon the solution presented in the brain health medical blog to create an AI system that can detect brain cancer in a blood sample!

Using AI and infrared spectroscopy it is possible to identify the state or type of cells, or to identify molecules such as DNA. UK researchers have adopted this philosophy to detect the indicators for brain cancer.

2019 Oct 16

Tags: Science AI Machine People

Water: Irrigation Ideas and Solutions

Irrigation and water management ideas and solutions. From good practice to radical innovation!

Good practice for farmers today, and innovative water solutions for tomorrow. Designed to cope with the challenges of climate change: flood and drought. Plus radical innovations, including an option to generate electricity at the same time!

2019 Oct 16

Tags: ICT AI NanoMatlBio Robot Machine Energy Environment

2019 September

Cognitive Coprocessor: a useful device for the young, old and impaired

A device design to help people with limited cognitive ability, dementia, limited hand coordination, poor eyesight, blindness, or deafness.

This is an open source design (reference model) - it is free to use, and you can start today to build a device that supports these features. This device aims to help people with any of the following impairments: limited cognitive ability, dementia, limited hand (finger) coordination, poor eyesight, blind, or (partially) deaf. It is envisaged that such a device will be very useful to many elderly people, and it could benefit young children too. For those people such a device will enhance their quality of life on many levels (memory, performance, ability, health, safety, security, accessibility, etc.).

2019 Sep 2

Tags: ICT AI People Purpose

Contact Innovation Future Specialist to buy this innovative food solution

Healthy, innovative, food products... Innovative solution for sale: How to turn high water content foods (e.g. fruit and vegetables) into healthy crackers, cookies, cakes, meat-like products, etc.

How do you make a perfect sheetable dough from food ingredients that have too much water, and still preserve the quality and taste of the ingredients? Some of the world's greatest food scientists in the biggest food companies could not solve this challenge. Innovation Future Specialist did!

This solution shows you how to reduce the water content to a desired level so that perfect dough can be created. This process can be done in a kitchen or scaled up to factory size with automated process control. The innovative solution includes photos of the process and a schematic design [invention] for an automated machine. Additional advice can be requested to help you with your R&D and process control design.

If this is of interest to you then make contact via the above link.

2019 Sep 2

Tags: Science Machine Process

2019 July

Ted's Quiz

Ted's Guides now has a quiz!

Ted's Guides cover the essential basics for ideas, startups, business, management, leadership, innovation, SWOT, training and science. Everything you need to know and do, before you start to innovate.

2019 Jul 31

Tags: Science People Process

Space Future Gallery

Celebrating 50 years since the Apollo Moon landing: Launching the Space Future Gallery

2019 Jul 19

Tags: Robot Machine Transport Space

2019 April

Forest Solutions for the 21st Century

Fixes for climate change, forests and their ecosystems. This includes a vision for the future, innovative approaches, and the outline for a bold forest innovation challenge like no other!

Globally, forests provide valuable ecosystems for thousands of species, and play an important role in regulating levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere - a vital part of the solution to climate change. Worldwide, 300 million people live in forests and 1.6 billion depend on them for their livelihoods. However, forests are being destroyed at alarming rates: over 18 million acres of forests are lost annually! The innovative solutions provided here can fix this.

2019 Apr 30

Tags: Science ICT AI Robot Machine Environment Space People Purpose

Innovation Future Forum

Good news for SMEs: now you can benefit from innovation!

Small businesses in the UK rarely have an Innovation Director, consultant, or adviser. Yet innovation is vital for all businesses that want to survive and thrive in the 21st century. One reason for this is that they do not understand that innovation is vital. Another is they find it difficult to justify the additional cost - a false assumption, given it is about their survival. If you work in an SME, which excuse do you use? The good news is that you can benefit from the advantages of the above roles, without the expense. The Innovation Future Forum is the perfect solution for SMEs in the UK. Currently it is at a price you can justify...

2019 Apr 17

Tags: Science ICT AI NanoMatlBio Robot TransHuman Machine Transport Energy Space People Purpose Process

Innovation Future Forum

It is not a joke: set your own reasonable price and benefit from the UK Innovation Future Forum!

2019 Apr 3

Tags: Science ICT AI NanoMatlBio Robot TransHuman Machine Transport Energy Space People Purpose Process

Ted's Guide to Science

Ted's Guide to Science, plus science checklist (to bust those myths).

2019 Apr 3

Tags: Science Process

Tools and Toys

The new CRMxI Generator allows you to teach AI (and humans) about your concepts.

You can use the generator to create CRMxI concepts that you post onto the Internet, and wait for people and AI entities to find them and learn from them. At a society wide level this provides an opportunity for all of us to have input into what we consider to be good, and to raise kind unbiased AI in the future...

2019 Apr 3

Tags: AI People Purpose

2019 March

Your Innovation Checklist

You can use this quick checklist to make sure that your organisation is effective and innovative.

2019 Mar 22

Tags: People Purpose Process

Ask

Ask generic questions about creativity, science, technology and innovation.

This is a new free service under trial. You can use the Anonymous Feedback feature to ask your question, and the best questions will be answered in this blog. If you want the response to be private then use the Ask / Contact option. Questions out of scope will not be answered.

2019 Mar 15

Tags: Science ICT AI NanoMatlBio Robot TransHuman Machine Transport Energy Space People Purpose Process

Toys and Tools

New innovation tool: Create My Ideas (free public version)

This free tool helps you to quickly create many good ideas, and then to build on those ideas over two weeks. [Away days are pretty limited for ideas - learn why you need at least two weeks to get the best ideas.]

2019 Mar 15

Tags: People Purpose Process

Science Myths

Busting science myths. The solution: education and an intelligent tool.

Choosing to believe the myths and ignore the science can result in adverse consequences, and can be fatal! This is why it is important to promote science and educate people so that they understand science. With this understanding, and an intelligent tool, it will be possible for more people to identify myths and to interpret the meaning of scientific findings. This page explores the myths and the solution.

2019 Mar 15

Tags: Science ICT AI People Purpose

2019 January

Brain Health Blog: Medical

The most advanced microscopic visualisation techniques during brain surgery; with innovations for even better solutions in the future, including innovative surgical techniques for post resection to prevent the return of cancerous tumours (e.g. gliomas).

The report and the associated blog have been developed by Dr Adam Bostock, Innovation Future Specialist.
Note that NHS staff in the UK can get additional support on this, or other aspects of innovation, via Innovation Future Specialist, at unbeatable prices.

2019 Jan 17

Tags: Science ICT AI NanoMatlBio Robot People

2018 November

What is wrong with expert predictions about AI?

Updated AI page, plus links to more AI stuff.

Feel free to contact, feedback or make suggestions.

2018 Nov 19

Tags: AI

2018 September

Winning solution for kind AI is free to use

World class innovator, Innovation Future Specialist, has produced one of the winning solutions to facilitate the development of ethical and kind artificial intelligence (AI) systems.

Now free to use. Teach AI any Concept.

2018 Sep 7

Tags: AI People Process

Education 2049: Looking forward to the great journey

The future of education, AI, BMI, and society: this interesting short story covers the period 2035 to 2049.

The final chapters: Space School and Lift Off.

A chance to learn how your future might turn out...

2018 Sep 7

Tags: Science AI NanoMatlBio Robot TransHuman Machine Space People Purpose

2018 August

Education 2049: Looking forward to the great journey (Updated)

The future of education: this interesting short story covers the period 2035 to 2049.

Welcome to Part 3: Specialising

2018 Aug 25

Tags: Science ICT AI NanoMatlBio Robot TransHuman Machine Transport Space People

Education 2049: Looking forward to the great journey (Updated)

The future of education: this interesting short story covers the period 2035 to 2049.

Welcome to Part 2: Brain-Machine-Interfaces (BMI)

2018 Aug 03

Tags: Science ICT AI NanoMatlBio Robot TransHuman Machine Transport Space People

2018 July

Education 2049: Looking forward to the great journey

The future of education: this interesting short story covers the period 2035 to 2049.

Welcome to Part 1: Introduction and The Early Years.

2018 Jul 19

Tags: Science ICT AI NanoMatlBio Robot TransHuman Machine Transport Space People

2017 December

Amazing Innovations in 2017

You will be amazed at what happened in 2017! Play the quiz.

2017 Dec 21

Tags: Science ICT AI NanoMatlBio Robot TransHuman Machine Transport Energy Space

Innovation Future Forum

Perfect for practical hands-on innovation in the UK: answers, innovative ideas, course previews, vision (based on the latest science and technology, and a sense of purpose), toys and tools, and more... Just ask.

2017 Dec 6

Tags: People Purpose Process

2017 November

"Digital Transformation" - that's IT

What is digital transformation, is it something new, or is it just the latest buzz word that people and consultancies pin their name to?

Well it is the latest buzz word, but is it new? Probably not.

The idea is that digital technologies can transform the way that people work, transform services, and transform manufacturing. In fact many things could be transformed by digital technologies.

However, digital technologies are the same as information technologies (IT), or information and communication technologies (ICT). They are all the same. IT has been transforming the way business is done since IT was developed! So "Digital Transformation" is IT.

Some argue that transformation is more than the technology: it is about people and processes. Yes that is true; but good IT departments have been addressing those aspects for decades too. Some poor IT departments might be slow to adapt, inflexible, and lacking in the support they provide to help transform a business (or organisation). That is the fault of the department and its manager, not the limitations of IT.

To counteract poor IT departments, or to complement any IT department (good or bad), an Innovation Hub can be set up which either sits inside or outside the IT department. The Hub is given freedom to experiment, push the boundaries, and innovate. Its staff focus on specific innovation projects, working with the IT department and other members of staff that will use the innovation, or be transformed by it. This IT + Innovation Hub combination is an effective solution to innovation and getting the most out of IT.

2017 November 8

Tags: ICT People Process

2017 October

Innovation Newsletter: The Dark Side

The dark side of innovation: trick or treat

Innovation is great and it delivers fantastic benefits. However, in this edition we are mindful of the season: Halloween and Bonfire Night. So this explores the dark side of innovation.

2017 October 27

Tags: Science ICT AI NanoMatlBio Robot TransHuman Machine Transport Energy Space People Purpose Process

2017 June

Winner of two global energy innovation prizes

Innovation Future Specialist wins two global prizes in the Energy XPRIZE Competition!

Mansfield (UK) based innovator Dr Adam Bostock, owner of Innovation Future Specialist, wins two global innovation prizes!

One prize was for designing a global competition to find the world's most innovative and effective energy technologies: the quest for Abundant Clean Energy. The resulting global competition will be run by the world's greatest innovation challenge organisation: the XPRIZE Foundation!

The other prize was for the winning contribution to the development of a comprehensive wiki on futuristic energy technologies.

See the news article for more: Winner of two global energy innovation prizes

2017 June 6

Tags: Science Machine Energy Space

2017 April

Abundant Clean Energy wiki

#1 The world's top contributor to the Abundant Clean Energy wiki is Dr Adam Bostock (Innovation Future Specialist).

This was part of a global challenge to design a world famous XPRIZE. Its aim is to solve the world's energy needs: to develop abundant clean energy solutions. Expect to see more about this fantastic challenge in the future...

See the Contribution Leader-board.

2017 Apr 28

Tags: Science Energy

2017 March

City One designed by Innovation Future Specialist

FUTURE: A smart city in 2050: The transport infrastructure and an example trip through flowing traffic.

NOW: Innovation Future Specialist inspires manufacturers. Airbus is bringing the above vision to life sooner than you think! Airbus Reveals Modular Car, Quadcopter, and Hyperloop Pod

2017 Mar 8

Tags: AI Robot Transport

2017 February

About the future...

People and Purpose (and Health)

What is the purpose of people and how will it evolve in the future? (health, happiness, and fulfilment)

2017 Feb 28

Tags: AI People Purpose

Astrobot: The bottom line in space activity

In innovation first look at the problem. Is the poop in the space-suit problem one that NASA should be solving, or is there a better way of working? As it happens there is a better solution, one that means astronauts need not be outside in space suits at all. The solution is presented by Innovation Future Specialist.

2017 Feb 20

Tags: ICT Robot Space People

Hero of the Month: HeroX

Hero of the month I am pleased to announce that I am Hero of the Month on the world famous HeroX innovation site.

HeroX seeks solutions to some of the world's biggest challenges. It seeks solutions through the use of Open Innovation. One of its recent popular challenges was set by NASA. You can learn more about innovation, and become a great innovator, with me at Innovation Future Specialist.

2017 Feb 13

Tags: People

City One designed by Innovation Future Specialist

FUTURE: A smart city in 2050: The transport infrastructure and an example trip through flowing traffic.

The transport infrastructure for City One along with an example lunch trip. Additional details for the transport infrastructure and smart traffic systems of this city are available on request. Just ask Innovation Future Specialist.

2017 Feb 10

Tags: AI Robot Transport

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2029 : Singularity Year - Neil deGrasse Tyson & Ray Kurzweil

The singularity by 2029. AI as smart as humans, and direct brain connections to AI in the cloud.

2017 Feb 6

Tags: AI TransHuman

Humans need not apply

AI and robots will take at least 40% of the jobs initially and later just about every job! See why.

This is something everyone should grasp, in order to debate how we want society to look in the future.

2017 Feb 6

Tags: AI Robot People

What is wrong with expert predictions about AI?

The outcome of AI: good or bad?

2017 Feb 6

Tags: AI People Purpose

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