Radical Creativity and a Little Bit of Dirty Talk


If your strategy is to “think outside the box,” you might as well give up.

Because today, there is no box. 

There’s no cardboard container that defines yesterday’s boundaries. Today we live in a world of radical connectivity, where ideas intermingle, evolve and explode in the digital ether of creativity. Today we live within a sea of words, concepts and ideas that create the communication ecosphere. It’s a system that is alive, and in a profound way…wait for it…actually is self-organizing. It’s ideas driving new ideas! And it’s this exchange of thoughts and ideas that provides the catalyst for profound and life-changing events. It’s the Big Bang of Creativity! The slope of creativity and innovation is changing and getting so steep that you’ll need to have the digital tools to hold on tight. Otherwise, you’ll slip off into the abyss of ignorance.

It’s ideas having sex!

Matt Ridley, British journalist, scientist and author, clearly gets it! Throughout history, the engine of human progress and prosperity has been, and still is, the mating of ideas. His passion for thought and the exchange of ideas comes through loud and clear in his TED video.

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Technology is advancing our abilities to a point beyond our mere human capacity. We are becoming super-creatives, where ideas fly like sparks, and this confluence of thought will ignite a fire of change. Jason Silva, in his over-the-top perspective, helps bring this magic into view.  His characterization of our new creative world is inspiring and captures the energy of this change. Jason is a filmmaker, futurist and self-proclaimed “epiphany addict” who loves to fool around with ideas!

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So, get down and dirty…and connected!

But you might not really want to use conversation in a conventional way. Our conversation can be very smart, very public and very engaged. But it exists between you, me and the world. It’s this “ping-pong” conversation that echoes across the digital space and can spark a revolution of thought. Yesterday’s “blue sky” meeting has evolved into today’s “blue universe“ engagement.

The rules of creativity are changing. Are you connected?

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One Comment

  1. Ted Rubin
    Posted October 3, 2012 at 2:34 pm | Permalink

    Don’t say it cannot be done. Tell me what we need to do to make it happen. Then we can make a decision.