Leo Dubois Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, Canada
A Brief Commentary On the Effects of the Power of the Creative Imagination.
In 1901, a famous person, I do not remember his name but I do remember his prediction, said that everything that could be invented had now been invented. It was not possible for anything else to be invented.Man had reached his pinnacle in terms of inventions. Well, if we look back to 1901, the age of steam had made a huge impact on the world of commerce. Railroads alone transformed the world of business in a period of 50 years, from 1850 to 1900. Electricity made its appearance and we know the consequences of that. We witnessed the advent of the automobile, the assembly line manufacturing , the telephone, and the fledgling aviation industry to name a few. That was100 years ago. The changes and improvements are mind boggling when we look at where we are today? The biggest change and transformation on a global scale to take place in the last 30 years was brought about with the advent of the computer and the internet, and we all know the changes are not going to stop. How are things going to look like 100 years from now. The bottom line to all of this is that it is the human creative imagination that has fostered these changes, and it will continue. When we look at the contrast of what is now compared to 100 years ago and what we expect will happen in the next 100 years, to use a hackneyed phrase, "You ain't seen nothing yet". Long live the creative human imagination.