- Henrik Martenzon
Universities worldwide should be pressured into universal collaboration with regards to admission, areas of research and information given
The private sector agrees that competition is vital for innovation. That is probably true. Innovation is the process of creating revenue from a new idea (product/revenue according to Economic History.
Innovation is what you do after a discovery is made. Scientists discover and entrepreneurs innovate. Sometimes they are the same people.
Discovery needs collaborative exploration. Sure its great when two universities compete to the next discovery, but I state that its even better if they work together to share ideas, try out simultaneously two or more different methods for the same thing (multithreading) to achieve results. I have heard most arguments regarding the greatness of competition, but I say that I compete in discussion room as well. Mentally Im trying to come up with better ideas than anyone else. Its a prestige and its not going away anytime soon.
Problem is that when we are competing for the same thing, in the same world, where the market is mankind's knowledge it seems wasteful to do double work for the same result.
What use would we have if three people came up with the wheel approx at the same time? Congrats Mates, now the innovation begins, which one of you three has the will and intelligence to innovate this product? Let the competition begin!
What if the three persons sat together and shared ideas, methods and tried it all, openly? Same results, probably faster and everyone had access to same tools.
If I have missed something please debate me on this. I draw inspiration from the modern CPU multicore techniques and common sense!