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Keita Demming

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Is there a point to research or academia without a focus on some kind of change?

I have recently been very frustrated by all the discipline focused research that is out there but with very little focus on how do we change the reality. So basically most of our research simply tells us what is happening very few research projects focus on changing the reality.

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    Feb 19 2011: Pure research is the least bias of all research. The greatest advances in history have come from people that didn't have a reason to be looking. Take the electric motor for example.

    Pure research will make the big breakthroughs.

    There is a disconnect though with the sharing of things learned. Patents often times limit the speed at which progress occurs and research that is locked away in secret cannot be seen by enough others to be utilized in new and brilliant ways.

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