When we see SpaceX’s fantastic achievements, mainly in terms of innovation, we can reflect on the incredible human scientific evolution in the last centuries, which also resulted in impressive population growth, as pictured below.
Therefore, I believe that the cure for one of the most complex viruses that humanity is facing is, again, in innovation.
I also think that this same innovation can find ways for this curve to continue growing, maintaining our evolution, as our capabilities for this proves to be increasingly unlimited.
Actually, this involves intelligence, human and artificial, as at the present moment in guiding people in their movements and actions, or controlling the risks of a problem that is physically invisible to them, which has been done in an exemplary way in some countries, and in the future, can be done seeking to eradicate the main threats to our evolution and population growth.
But we must not forget that we are all, most time, just one mistake to return to humility, and that sometimes this mistake can be so tragic as to compromise the entire process of evolution, and all the innovations that several geniuses have made so far.
Unfortunately, there are many more errors and threats to our evolution, such as not looking for the path to global peace. In fact, it makes me think that innovation is such an open field that it may need a focus, not only on curing current problems but to sustain our evolution.
And I believe that many of the problems we face today are reflections of not looking at the innovation process in a more holistic way.
In this sense, it seems to me that the real solutions are in an even more abstract layer, which is to reflect that we must seek more and more innovations that are holistic, and that seek to guarantee the evolution of all people, in the most varied areas.
And the cure, perhaps, lies in this holistic innovation with a view of the whole system, or of systems of systems, or ecosystems of ecosystems, which is something that seems complex, but that may be the simplest tool to face global problems, increasingly challenging.
By Rogerio Figurelli at 06/01/2020