(and innovation)
innovation: creating new value
design for innovation is inherently about
        design for unforeseen use
design for unforeseen use


Internet: “end to end”, open connection,
           standard protocols
these principles of the network now apply
       to information and content
design for unforeseen use


WWW: “rule of least power” and “view source”
“compatibly communicating devices”
content is the bottleneck
only the wealthy can attack the bottleneck
even the wealthy are failing
27,266 papers



                                         128,437 papers
41,985 papers


                          4,563 p...
slide courtesy of kei chung, yale
                                                          Pathological
                 ...
if innovation is measured by output of
drugs or increase in quality of life for all...
copyrights aren’t advancing innovation
slow innovation impacts us everywhere
if capacity doubles every 18 months, but
  power efficiency stays the same, then
     power consumption doubles too
on the 30th doubling, thickness reaches the
      edge of the earth’s atmosphere
how many energy doublings can we take?
we need non-linear innovation capacity
freedom to innovate
(law, knowledge, technology)
tools to collaborate
(law, knowledge, technology)
willpower of research funders
(government, private, corporate)
thank you
Alfred Deakin Innovation Lecture Wilbanks
Alfred Deakin Innovation Lecture Wilbanks
Alfred Deakin Innovation Lecture Wilbanks
Alfred Deakin Innovation Lecture Wilbanks
Alfred Deakin Innovation Lecture Wilbanks
Alfred Deakin Innovation Lecture Wilbanks
Alfred Deakin Innovation Lecture Wilbanks
Alfred Deakin Innovation Lecture Wilbanks
Alfred Deakin Innovation Lecture Wilbanks
Alfred Deakin Innovation Lecture Wilbanks
Alfred Deakin Innovation Lecture Wilbanks
Alfred Deakin Innovation Lecture Wilbanks
Alfred Deakin Innovation Lecture Wilbanks
Alfred Deakin Innovation Lecture Wilbanks
Alfred Deakin Innovation Lecture Wilbanks
Alfred Deakin Innovation Lecture Wilbanks
Alfred Deakin Innovation Lecture Wilbanks
Alfred Deakin Innovation Lecture Wilbanks
Alfred Deakin Innovation Lecture Wilbanks
Alfred Deakin Innovation Lecture Wilbanks
Alfred Deakin Innovation Lecture Wilbanks
Alfred Deakin Innovation Lecture Wilbanks
Alfred Deakin Innovation Lecture Wilbanks
Alfred Deakin Innovation Lecture Wilbanks
Alfred Deakin Innovation Lecture Wilbanks
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Alfred Deakin Innovation Lecture Wilbanks

  1. 1. (and innovation)
  2. 2. innovation: creating new value
  3. 3. design for innovation is inherently about design for unforeseen use
  4. 4. design for unforeseen use Internet: “end to end”, open connection, standard protocols
  5. 5. these principles of the network now apply to information and content
  6. 6. design for unforeseen use WWW: “rule of least power” and “view source”
  7. 7. “compatibly communicating devices”
  8. 8. content is the bottleneck
  9. 9. only the wealthy can attack the bottleneck
  10. 10. even the wealthy are failing
  11. 11. 27,266 papers 128,437 papers 41,985 papers 4,563 papers 10,365 papers
  12. 12. slide courtesy of kei chung, yale Pathological Change Agent involves involves inhibits Neuronal Property Pathological Agent Neuron inhibits inhibits has Drug is_located_in Receptor Compartment is_located_in Channel
  13. 13. if innovation is measured by output of drugs or increase in quality of life for all...
  14. 14. copyrights aren’t advancing innovation
  15. 15. slow innovation impacts us everywhere
  16. 16. if capacity doubles every 18 months, but power efficiency stays the same, then power consumption doubles too
  17. 17. on the 30th doubling, thickness reaches the edge of the earth’s atmosphere
  18. 18. how many energy doublings can we take?
  19. 19. we need non-linear innovation capacity
  20. 20. freedom to innovate (law, knowledge, technology)
  21. 21. tools to collaborate (law, knowledge, technology)
  22. 22. willpower of research funders (government, private, corporate)
  23. 23. thank you

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