The next big ideas!!

We are in deep global economical crisis and most of the organization and individual are or will be focused on survival and sustainability. Human mind becomes sharper in survival and it has been proven since the formation of a single cell. Since we are in deep crisis, innovation, operational & cost efficiency, invention are not differentiator but ingredients of survival. Rate of change of innovation & invention will be in rapid phase in next few years. Top three big ideas will emerge in next few years in the modern  industrial world.

  • Stop that photon
  • Wireless power distribution
  • Quantum computers running in the data centers

What are the industrial applications possible if we could find a way to stop the photon:

  • Virtually there is no electronic screen required. That is, television, computer, projectors are not required instead we can project the display in the space. An average cell phone size device can project (around 50-55 inch) with very high resolution in space.

Wireless electric power transmission:

  • Due to the energy crisis and fossil fuel dependency there will be more focus on clean green energy and there will be progress made in that area. However, irrespective of the energy source, energy distribution will be major problem. Entanglement of the electric energy shall enable the electric power transmission with out physical wires. It will provide a foundation to transmit energy from space. It will lay foundation to eliminate the energy crisis permanently.

Quantum Computers

  • It may not be a replacement of electronic (silicon based) computers. It will be like laser to light bulb. We are using light bulbs even after the discovery of lasers. QC will be more powerful and faster. When it is availble for mass data processing in the data center then the availability of data, processing speed of data will increase alteast hundred folds than what we have today.

Out of box ideas for Big 3 – Strategist view

American auto industry in the brink of collapse and Deutsche bank slashed the GM target price to zero. Big three (Chrysler, Ford, General Motors) actively looking for government aid and president elect is committed even before election to assist to maintain the American iconic auto industry.  All big three need immediate cash to survive but need products and customers to sustain. They will survive for now if government provides assistance, will they sustain?

Here are my out of the box sustainability ideas to keep the icons alive:

  • Ask U.S Government to provide defense contracts to manufacture big trucks, small trucks & jeep
  • Send the highly paid sales VPs to meet the defense ministers of countries like Israel, Saudi Arabia, Finland, Norway and etc to get defense contracts to manufacture trucks and jeeps
  • Big three should collaboratively compete. Follow Nash equilibrium. Let Chrysler only make minivan & jeep, Ford only make truck and GM only make SUV & Sedan.
  • Ask U.S government to subsidize gas price for next 2 years. That is the price of gas will be fixed as $1.50 for next 2-3 years.
  • Establish American Auto Research firm (like Routeone) with the goal of producing a blue print to manufacture 80 miles per gallon car in 2 years. (WE CAN DO IT!! YES, WE CAN DO IT) Hire a quantum physicist as the CEO of AAR.  The guy who understands quantum can do anything!!
  • Change the culture. I heard, group of highly paid employees work really hard on a presentation for weeks (sometime months) to present and please a small set of executives. Cut the crap and ask everyone to relate their work to bottom line. Ask employees NOT to do a task if it does not directly relate to customer, product, cost, revenue and quality. Need strategic minded ,practical leaders deployed across to transform each division in each company