Innovation comes from creating environments where ideas can connect. We are surrounded by possibilities that are infinite and the purpose of science is to grasp that infinitude and translate it in terms of possibilities. We must learn to explore all the options and possibilities that confront us in a complex and rapidly changing world.
Sometimes all it takes is a subtle shift in perspective, an opening of the mind, an intentional pause and reset, or a new route to start to see new options and new possibilities. The possibilities are numerous once we decide to act and not react. To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative thinking and marks real advance in science.
Every once in a while, a new technology, an old problem, and a big idea turn into an innovation. Successful research projects are the result of a commitment to precision, insightful planning, cohesive team-effort and last but not least taking into account the limits of our present day understanding. Advancing knowledge, discovering new ways requires to know our limits and then manage to go beyond. Because everything is theoretically impossible, until it is done.
Science means constantly walking a tightrope between expertise and creativity; between experience and curiosity; in short, between an old today and a new tomorrow. Science is a way of thinking. The only constant is change. The power of science is to make life better for people. And to help us reach the full potential of our human experience.Science needs to go forward. Toward it’s truest becoming.