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    Quote Originally Posted by ArchRival View Post


    Sg's govt has been pushing for innovation, but i doubt anything useful will come out of it.
    Reason? People too often ignore existing technology. By trying too hard to look forward they ignore the paths others have taken.

    I once spoke to a local "researcher" who refused to work on control systems related to flight and robotics because someone has done it before and the technology has been established. He wanted to do something new.
    ...
    When you explain it this way, I begin to see where you come from.
    Maybe it is something peculiar to our own system here.
    Maybe in societies where the culture of invention is very deep and strong, the creative minds look into everything.... including those that have been done before...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArchRival View Post


    Sg's govt has been pushing for innovation, but i doubt anything useful will come out of it.
    Reason? People too often ignore existing technology. By trying too hard to look forward they ignore the paths others have taken.

    I once spoke to a local "researcher" who refused to work on control systems related to flight and robotics because someone has done it before and the technology has been established. He wanted to do something new.

    In other words, we are refusing to adopt existing established technologies. Sure, others have the technology, but we sure as hell don't, and we rather look anther way than develop it ourselves. This is the so-called drive for innovation.

    This is boston dynamics. They showed what "established" control systems can do.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2bExqhhWRI

    This is sg's very own quadruped. 4 legs with wheels.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dleuPL_PW8E
    Hey! I saw someone under the Lion's head

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    Default Re: IF!!! you could invent something... what could it be ?

    well, the purpose of this thread is to stir the creativity in us all.

    i see that everyone have some really nice and interesting ideas.

    well. i am not from A*5+@r and neither am i from any agency.

    i just thought its good to have such discussions every now and then to tap into the ever creative brains of ours...

    hhahahahaa....

    i like the printer idea... which can be done... why not go for it ? i am sure HP would be interested. hahahhaa

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    Quote Originally Posted by shiruikage View Post
    whoa...the lion dance thingy is so lame...

    Do you mean it literally or metaphorically?

    In any case, here's something for engineers to consider. 80s technology for fluid dynamics. Back then simulations like this will take hours-days to run on a big computer. Now it just take minutes on our regular desktop/laptop. Quick and fast, great for narrowing down design parameters.

    The codes can be written by 1 person in 1 week. Engineering students do this all the time for their homework assignments.



    Apologies for the above plot, the code's not explicitly programmed to handle kutta condition.

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    What about a nose clip to stop nose bleed?

    A necessary accessory for photoshoots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArchRival View Post

    Do you mean it literally or metaphorically?

    In any case, here's something for engineers to consider. 80s technology for fluid dynamics. Back then simulations like this will take hours-days to run on a big computer. Now it just take minutes on our regular desktop/laptop. Quick and fast, great for narrowing down design parameters.

    The codes can be written by 1 person in 1 week. Engineering students do this all the time for their homework assignments.
    both! hahaha!

    the program...did that once...many many moons ago....

    strictly speaking, invention is the realization of a concept/product/item/process/ideas that is not obvious and has never been done before rite? and if saying we need to follow current lines of research and...upgrade them, i believe that's called innovation? the process of incremental improvement of current ideas?
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    Mobile Phone with a fullframe sensor...?
    Meow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    When you put in your photos, it will says "Nice shot!"?
    Yeah... that is precisely what I wanted my voice-recognition-transcriber to do. Recognise good photographic work!

    Quote Originally Posted by glennyong View Post
    ...

    i like the printer idea... which can be done... why not go for it ? i am sure HP would be interested. hahahhaa
    Yupe. I had this idea ever since I was a young intern 14 years ago. Always had to rush and write as my seniors dictate. See beh siong.
    Every day just dream of this machine.
    As I grew, the dream remained deeply etched in my mind.
    But now as I am ready, everything became computerised. Even I myself need no longer write - just type and draw on my computer screen everyday.
    Sigh... there goes my dream...

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    Quote Originally Posted by GavinTing View Post
    Mobile Phone with a fullframe sensor...?
    And 6 choices of soda drink?

    Always feel thirsty after talking.

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    CS Aviation / Flickr
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    What about a nose clip to stop nose bleed?

    A necessary accessory for photoshoots.




    invent teleporter! make LDR less sian

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    Quote Originally Posted by riotvan View Post



    invent teleporter! make LDR less sian
    invent boyfriend cloner..

    make ldr less sian too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    What about a nose clip to stop nose bleed?

    A necessary accessory for photoshoots.
    invent forum bots

    gwc post their photo, the lighting badly done, the girl look like a chicken (the animal) in the costume she's wearing, skin look like barbie doll surface..

    the forum bots will pose as moderators, senior members, and new members, all praise!

    "wa nosebleed!"

    "wow, you so pro!"

    "wow, i want to be your pa"

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    invent boyfriend cloner..

    make ldr less sian too


    sian

    can clone self to do homework for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by riotvan View Post
    sian

    can clone self to do homework for me
    you see, in the first place, if self would do homework, don't need to clone.

    you just end up with 2 sets of people not doing homework.

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    you see, in the first place, if self would do homework, don't need to clone.

    you just end up with 2 sets of people not doing homework.



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    Quote Originally Posted by ArchRival View Post


    Sg's govt has been pushing for innovation, but i doubt anything useful will come out of it.
    Reason? People too often ignore existing technology. By trying too hard to look forward they ignore the paths others have taken.

    I once spoke to a local "researcher" who refused to work on control systems related to flight and robotics because someone has done it before and the technology has been established. He wanted to do something new.

    In other words, we are refusing to adopt existing established technologies. Sure, others have the technology, but we sure as hell don't, and we rather look anther way than develop it ourselves. This is the so-called drive for innovation.



    Researchers get recognition and brownie points for innovations- which in this case is measured in the quantitative form of patents. Inventing something that already been done will not get you the promotion / pay increment / contract renewal. Also, in academic circles, since everyone is protecting his own rice bowl and earn recognition, the researcher, his supervisor, the supervisor's boss and his boss are all looking for brownie points to protect their livelihood - so why would they want to 'invent' something that will not serve their own personal need ?

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    A portable lie detector will be good gadget to have. A form factor like a handphone or a pack of cigs, battery powered .... when someone is 'deemed' to be lying, the gadget will vibrate or beep to alert u - this will be very useful when u travel or when u go buy a camera in B/S or walk into a SL shop. Or some other uses

    Wife : Have u been fooling around ?
    Husband : No, of course not ..
    Device : vibrate / vibrate / beep / beep

    Whack / bam / boom ...


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    an inbuilt camera, like you just snap by pressing your temples or something lol. Cause I am so annoyed when I missed perfect moments when my DSLR is not anywhere near me.

    or is that technology already in place?

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    Default Re: IF!!! you could invent something... what could it be ?

    Quote Originally Posted by riotvan View Post
    sian

    can clone self to do homework for me
    Clone yourself to go to UK first.
    Last edited by Sion; 20th October 2009 at 12:54 PM.

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