Episode 080: Creative Ideas From 2012: How Did They Turn Out?

by | Feb 21, 2022 | Inside the Box Innovation, Podcast | 0 comments

Back in 2012, The New York Times released an article entitled “32 Innovations That Will Change Your Tomorrow.” It was basically a list of 32 different innovations which they predict will change the future.

In today’s episode, let’s turn the clock back and see how well they did as we look ahead from 2012 to today. Now the people in 2012 couldn’t possibly have predicted this pandemic. Interestingly, a lot of the innovations in the list actually resonate with the context of today’s environment.

Sometimes, great ideas just need to percolate and bide their time until the right situation comes for them to be used. This probably has been the history of a lot of creative ideas. And so, when you get a creative idea, don’t just throw it away. Store it away for that day when your super cool idea is going to find its time.

In this episode you’ll hear:

  1. The analytical undies
  2. The congestion killer
  3. The anti-slouch screen
  4. The speech jammer
  5. Mind-reading shopping cart
  6. CSI bathroom

Resources from this episode:

Downloadable scorecard to rate your idea

The New York Times article: 32 Innovations That Will Change Your Tomorrow