I see a lot of people struggle with the meaning and importance of innovation. The sheer mention of innovation appears to envelop everyone involved in a tsunami of enthusiasm. All while most innovation algorithms deployed today are static monisms of absolutism in complete violation of nature’s innate plurality of relativity. No monism of absolutism can encircle the world. More on that later.
Some call the ability to program innovation. Some call innovation a conduit to lower prices. Some declare innovation as the ability to make human life easier. If you have read my article The Evolution of Evolution you know better. I group those foregone assertions of innovation into forms of masturbation, or in proper language, solipsism. And when the dust of financial racketeering to arbitrate innovation, in the form of pump and dump schemes, has settled, those assertions often appear as a form of masochism from which humanity struggles to recover.
You see, the measures of human efficacy we assign to ourselves have nothing to do with the efficacy nature demands from us. In fact, the future of humanity is not predicated on filling our own pockets or on human wants but on human needs as defined by nature’s first-principles. Hence, the meaning of innovation must be elevated from serving founders to saving the greater good of humanity to improving human adaptability to nature’s entropy.
Improving human adaptability to nature’s entropy must be the sole focus of innovation, for it is the only strategy capable of prolonging and improving human life. The size of the opportunity is humungous and offers enormous renewable and predictable investment opportunities. Much larger than the narrow purview of human wants, human wants concatenated to promote growth for the sake of growth, as the ideology of a cancer cell as its finite lie.
We must elevate the meaning of innovation to whatever improves our ability to adapt to the curve balls nature throws our way. We must become more adaptable, improving the strength of our renewal to comply with the demands of nature’s rule.
Innovation, therefore, is the discovery of a new normalization of truth (read Learn To Think) that allows us to do more with less. A new and higher-order normalization that obliterates all foregone conclusions of the past.
Technology that aims to make the life of humans easier rather than strengthen our renewal is a mind-numbing pacifier and the antithesis of innovation. Our venture capitalists, as the arbiter of innovation, care less about the meaning of innovation. They merely promote anything they can shove through the greater-fool pipeline to produce investment returns. Most so-called innovation in Silicon Valley is not. I should know, having worked as an entrepreneur and part-time venture investor there.
Be careful with what you call innovation. Because I may ask you a simple question, “tell me how your innovation improves human adaptability to nature’s entropy.” And without a good answer, your well-sponsored endeavor may, in actuality, be a damaging contributor to an anthropogenic cascade.
The opportunity for real innovation is infinite because the discovery of nature’s truth is infinite. Go out and observe how nature works, as Einstein did, and from it derive new meaningful ways of how humanity must operate to benefit from its example. We did just that to discover how the operating-system of humanity must operate to create a better dynamic equilibrium with nature on which we depend.
Think before you build.