It can often seem that we live in a computer jungle. We live on our mobile phones, our computers, iPads....we have the answer to anything at the click of button.
However, often I wonder how technology is rewiring our brain. When we believe we can buy, research, connect with anything and anyone in the world...are we losing the ability to dream.
"We don't use machines because although they seem to help at first, they produce limitations in the long run and by then the skills are lost"
The words of Rosa Lladro of Lladro porcelain, talking about how machine manufacture leads to similar products and standard designs.
Ideas are not one dimensional solutions which are just hanging out there for you to find or pick - they need discovering. The more you discover, the more you learn...the more ingredients you have to mix to create the idea. In a sense it is like being a chef....bringing in ingredients, trying them and then eventually finding the comination that works.
It reminds me of what Dad used to say when I asked about his creative mind.."Oh, Anna I was lucky....I didn't go to school in my teen years, university or college....that meant I was never told the answer...I had to find it for myself"
So the questions are ......do you stick to the same ingredients, do you let Google be the only input into developing an answer...or do you mix and merge all the knowledge gathered to create you own idea?