Science rarely looks to non-scientists for ideas and solutions. But on this occasion, the nuns have helped scientists to understand more about the achoques and how to breed them. The nuns gained lots of their understanding from the indigenous people who know where to find the salamanders.
As we are interested in non-traditional thinking. Put forward a fantasy or a wish, knowing that it is impossible to achieve. It is important that a provocation be a fantasy.
You agree we need innovative thinking here, don´t you? To begin with: childish questions.
Of course, we could study intensively the different approaches to the ethical question of ¨Why should we bother about climate change?¨ that scholars have identified. But we believe that policymakers and responsible citizens must able to answer that question for themselves.
Ideas for innovative apps seem to be up for grabs.
Journalism (and politics) hardly seems to do source research, hardly comes up with a rebuttal, and even seems to ignore critically (but serious) sounds. Articles by dissident scientists are collectively refused by the MSM in collective exclusion.
There are lots of examples of not explored possibilities, omitted information, and neglected statistics by experts. Experts in the Advisory Boards have been canonized. Even the press no longer asks critical questions,
When we proposed in the first blog post about coronavirus that the slow reaction and lax attitude of institutions can partly be explained by the phenomenon of groupthink, we could not imagine that later on groupthink would assume an even more dominant role in tackling the crisis. In the beginning, warnings about an emergent pandemic …
To what extent are more subsystems involved than just the health care system in tackling the crisis? How are they built? What data they use? Is it taken into account that the spread of the virus, the measures that are taken by the government, and the reactions of the citizens form a complex dynamic system?
In the crucial month of February, in those weeks before the major outbreak in Europe, there was still room to stock up on protective equipment, to scale up the laboratories, to expand the purchase and production of test materials, to prepare for the removal of serum with antibodies in healed patients. Only, it didn't happen. …
Every technological invention creates a dynamic system of interactions and feedback loops with society. With new technology, it is therefore important to make an attempt to visualize the dynamic system that is evoked by the new technology.
A walk in nature could inspire so many ideas.
We face global challenges, yet, we lack a functioning global comunity. Can we replace the concept of civilization with something else? Some prelimary ideas and What If´s.
In our earlier post ¨Better Ideas for Women in Top Positions¨ we were wondering if we can design better ideas to get a more proportional representation of women in board of directors. Here some more results.
Can we design ideas to get women in top positions without mandatory quotas?
Throughout history stories have help shaped our minds, our ideas and actions. With the increasing acceleration in information and biotechnology we need better stories about future technological, social and economic developments. In this 21th century, ¨societal¨science fiction might be an important genre, if not the most important, to interprete the consequences of accelarating technological developments.
This Thinkibility nibble hypothesizes that the concept of human rights is used to manufacture public consent for waging gruesome proxy- wars leading to an even further collapse of human rights in the countries concerned.
n on earlier post Sense of Justice we pointed out Harari's approach to comprehend and judge moral dilemmas. Below we show our efforts to think effectively "to get a solution or at least a direction for one of today’s urgent issues": - The underdevelopment of Africa - Working conditions in low-wage countries
We pledge for a crook's certificate that all students must obtain before they leave high school. Thinkibility – the skills of agile thinking – include the ability of unethical thinking as well.
In "Education - 21 Century Challenges" about "What should we teach children?" we posed two additional questions: What advice should young people follow? Who or where should they turn for advice when adults’ wisdom may only be outdated biases? We suggested two (visual) approaches; one that departs from the current situation and one that departs from 2050. …