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Scott Townsend

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Just like an incubator . . . but completely different.

There’s a big question that should be burning a hole in everyone’s head. Never before in history have so many people had so much knowledge and so much technology to make things happen. Yet never in history has the gap rich and poor been so vast and so vicious or the world so chaotic. What’s going on? With all we have, with all we know and with all we can do, why is the world in such a bad way?

I've been thinking that the answer is in how we harness, channel and direct creative energy. Think about this: the traditional structures for putting creativity to work - innovation centres, think tanks, creative agencies . . . are all built on structures designed primarily to generate revenue. Now that’s fine, we love money just as much as anyone else. But the problem is that you end up with a structure designed to do one thing (make money) and use it for something different (build creative change for good).

Now think back to the old artists collective or the studio model. A co-operative model where a group of highly passionate, highly skilled individuals would share a physical space and resources and feed off each others talents, abilities and “networks” to push the creative envelope to place nobody had ever thought of. These were the most creative places in the history of our species. They changed the world. For good.

A Tech Hatchery would use that model to bring creativity into the world of technology and business to change things for good. It’s different to an incubator. It's a way of tapping into an ocean of gifted, talented individuals who are out there beavering away in obscurity, waiting (or not) to be discovered. They’re passionate, they’re unique and they’re amazing. A T.H. would connect these people through an online framework, bringing them together in true communities, sharing physical work / learning / creating spaces, resources and infrastructures. Network? Perhaps. Playground? Absolutely. Think about it.

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    Nov 24 2012: You ask:
    “Why is the world in such a bad way?”
    I think:
    It is because people do not know the goal of life is to keep their DNA alive instead of making too much money (A kind of INVALID happiness).

    I hope your Tech Hatchery will make people know their real goal life quickly.

    (For INVALID happiness, see the 1st article, points 1.1-3, at https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=D24D89AE8B1E2E0D&id=D24D89AE8B1E2E0D%21283&sc=documents.)
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      Nov 25 2012: Thanks for your comment.

      That's an interesting way to look at it and I think that keeping your DNA alive is an instinctive goal of life for everyone.

      The goal of life to me is whatever you decide to make it, that's why it's called your life. But unfortunately peoples world views are tainted and shaped to think that happiness can be achieved by external things. So they strive for external goals only to realise that it can't make them internally happy.

      Thanks for your support! My hopes with Tech Hatchery (http://techhatchery.org) is to empower creative people to live their lives on their own terms, doing whatever they're happy doing without the influence of capitalistic entities.

      Great article there. You've put this together yourself?

      Thanks for your contribution to the discussion!

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