Social media: A silent killer of innovation

FOMO – Fear of Missing Out

Psychology Today states, ‘Fear is a vital response to physical and emotional danger — if we didn’t feel it, we couldn’t protect ourselves from legitimate threats. But often we fear situations that are far from life-or-death, and thus hang back for no good reason.’

Hang back for no good reason? Isn’t that the same as ‘sticking to what you know’ or ‘playing it safe’?

Fear, and the fight-or-flight response have been around forever. However, if early humans missed out on information and, as a result, were rejected by their fellow tribes people, they would be alone. Properly alone and likely to die. It was then humans developed a paralysing fear of being disliked.

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Adam Slawson — Fluxx

The Magic of Innovation


“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic”. – Arthur C. Clarke

The long history of driverless cars in science fiction and, increasingly, in reality neatly illustrates ‘magic as motivation’. Driverless cars are a response to the congestion, accidents, and drudgery that define driving cars. Driverless cars promise accurate and relaxing travel that is liberated from the imperfections of humans and their cities. The innovators behind driverless cars (and it’s not just Google) understand the current limitations of automotive technology and have used a magical imagination to inspire the re-invention of car travelling.

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Stripe Partners

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