What the doctor ordered

The Knight Foundation just announced an award for news innovation. Bravo. Give them an award for awards. We need to stop whining about change and start innovating — fast.

  • The US military just announced a new toy. There is now a “ray gun”. Delivers a beam of EM energy from a 1/3 of a mile away to a depth of 1/16″ on the skin of the target. They claim it does no damage. It’s for crowd control. How’s that for innovation? Not the kind of innovation the Knight Foundation will award.
    But seriously, there is much innovation being developed. Problem is whether or not it is practical in solving current critical problems. Typically, most new discoveries are only a step in a process or are yet unproven as a solution.
    Maybe we could do better using currently available technology to solve problems.