Letting Ideas Take Flight
The first two sentences from the speaker of this TED talk about drones (11:35) note that our ideas can expand far beyond how they were originally imagined.
It is a talk that includes some science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM). Watching what these “dazzling flying machines of the future” do is interesting all by itself, and you could work with the simple challenge of describing how you think each element of STEAM makes its appearance in the video.
These ideas about the “future” of drones were shared back in 2016. How would you learn what has happened in the years since the talk? If this same talk were given now, would the audience give the speaker a standing ovation, like in the video? Why do you think it would or wouldn’t?
Ideas, when shared, create possibilities for others to build upon them. The creative energy that comes from sharing ideas and taking them in new directions is something that you can experience with others, if you’re willing to ask, “What if?”
We all have creativity inside us, including ideas that might someday change the world. How might you tap into your creativity? How might you help others do so, too?
video: Raffaello D’Andrea: Meet the dazzling flying machines of the future from TED.com
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