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Mohanapriya Rajasekaran

Human Resource Management - Student, School of Management, University of Southampton, UK

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Is Necessity still the mother of all inventions?

The question is simple and straight forward. I am thankful for all the inventions that is making our life easier and giving us various options. But does this old famous proverb still make the same sense?

For example, how necessary is the "Foldable" mobile phone?

It would be great to get to know different perceptions on this thought which will help me with a study.

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    Apr 19 2013: G'day Mohanapriya

    Absolutely nothing has changed from past history however a lot more inventions are based on just making money making these days compared to our past history, was the creation of the wheel based just on necessity? Hmmm I wonder!!

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    Mathew
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      Apr 19 2013: Creation of wheel itself was to make our life easier. But now one cant imagine a life without it. I wonder if there will be any concept of wheel at all in a 1000 years as portrayed in Futurama!
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        Apr 19 2013: G'day Mohanapriya

        I think once inventions aren't based on financial gain the concept of wheelless crafts of some kind is a definite possibility & it will be hard concept for those born without knowing of vehicles/crafts to understand the use of the wheel in the first place. When you think about it, 100 yrs ago a lot of people in the world didn’t have any notion s of the automobiles.

        Basing inventions on how profitable a particular invention is going to be is holding us back big time, a lot of inventions haven’t been produced because of the implications on our economy &/or they are not profitable enough to produce. I’m not into conspiracy theories but the two links below after further research make sense.
        http://www.educatinghumanity.com/2011/12/cancer-cures-99-mpg-cars-clean-energy.html
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ihp-PBlyN9s

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        Mathew

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