Hey OP, I attempted to read all pages got to seven and had to post before too many things to mention slipped my mind.
For everyone that posted, loved the info about the different inventors. Knowing me, it will be all gone when I start working on another software and
need that RAM space in my head for operating the new software.
If only I had photographic memory to go along with my love for the absorption of
History teacher in high school was one of the most important in my life. Had nothing to do what was in the history class, but his opening lecture the
first day. He went over the facts that everything that happens is history. From what you yourself saw today to why the founders decided to not stop
slavery at the beginning of the US. But the most important thing he went over was that no matter where you learn history, it all comes from a biased
source, even it is your own eyes that saw the history. As they say, 10 people could see the same crime and you would have 10 different descriptions of
As others have stated, yes, our public system has been set up not to actually teach the ability to think, but the ability to absorb nonsensical
rubbish. Social problems being about 50% of the curriculum and the other 50% absorbing supposed facts. Okay, there may be a couple percentage points
of actual teaching. Hell, I went to school quite a few years back and if I did not have about 5 different teachers, and of course my family, I would
not have learned anything. Family was a vociferous reading bunch. Even back then I could see the direction the schools were taking, it was actually
more stewarded toward getting you locked into the mindset of being a good little cog as someone else mentioned.
Okay enough about all that. Now onto the patents and inventors.
I have been told that some of my ideas have made it big. The whole problem is implementation. Sometimes ideas are almost spontaneous in nature. I
think I saw a sci fi show about that once. How once we get to a certain point and something like cold fusion is inevitable, sooner or later if it is
not found by inspiration, it is found by mistake. Or some such thing.
Necessity or should we call it clumsiness is the mother of invention?
I like to quote one of the heralds of historical relevance when speaking of inventors-Sir Isaac Newton
"If I have seen farther than others it is because I have stood on the shoulders of giants"
Only the average inventor does this apply to, or should we say above average mind. The greats like Tesla were absolute giants.
Also, one thing to keep in mind on patents and inventions created in our government bureaucracies, I think someone brought that up, imagine this-the
government uses taxpayer money in places like NASA and the MIC and then who do these patents and things go to? I think you will find that not just
your historical reference permeates the conspiracy but what has been done with those very patents and the inventors in our history.
Thanks for the OP and everyones comments. It was quite conspiratorial.