The Most Innovative Ideas of 2009
Every year, it's fun to check out the Year in Ideas from The New York Times and think about how these breakthrough ideas can be applied to businesses, both established and new. These are the five ideas that I'm keeping an eye out for in 2010:
(1) The Google Search Algorithm as an Evolutionary Model for Competitive Networks - Google's PageRank algorithm has already been used to model ecosystems in the natural world, and now it's being used to model everything from financial markets to metabolic systems.
(2) Brooklyn's Kickstarter as a new business model for aspiring creatives
(3) The Real-Time Web
(4) The "Good Enough" Revolution - Technology companies are finding that consumers value ease of use, continuous availability and low price more than they value new whiz-bang features and technical sophistication
(5) Mashups of creative works in the public domain - Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, need I say more?
Will be interesting to see how these ideas play out over the next 12 months!
[image: The Google Algorithm as Extinction Model]
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A growing body of research shows promising signs that the keto diet might be able to improve mental health.
- The keto diet is known to be an effective tool for weight loss, however its effects on mental health remain largely unclear.
- Recent studies suggests that the keto diet might be an effective tool for treating depression, and clearing up so-called "brain fog," though scientists caution more research is necessary before it can be recommended as a treatment.
- Any experiments with the keto diet are best done in conjunction with a doctor, considering some people face problems when transitioning to the low-carb diet.
It's up to us humans to re-humanize our world. An economy that prioritizes growth and profits over humanity has led to digital platforms that "strip the topsoil" of human behavior, whole industries, and the planet, giving less and less back. And only we can save us.
- It's an all-hands-on-deck moment in the arc of civilization.
- Everyone has a choice: Do you want to try to earn enough money to insulate yourself from the world you're creating— or do you want to make the world a place you don't have to insulate yourself from?
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