[YI CHEN HONG洪翊宸 ]Q7. Do you consider “imitation” as innovation?

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Imitations and innovations

[my answer]

I think the answer is yes and no. Innovation does require imitation, but innovation does not mean imitation. Just imagine, if everyone is imitating each other when innovating, then our world will always be spinning in the same place, and there is no way to break through the status quo and grow. So I think innovation means 40% imitation plus 60% new ideas, so that our world can keep turning.

History of automobile evolution

[my reflection]

My answer is still the same. When imitation is combined with new ideas, it becomes innovation. And just like fashion is a circle, I think that innovative things will be repeated over time, and each repetition will appear with a newer attitude. Of course, this idea may not apply to technology, because technology is constantly advancing, I think this idea is only applicable to design. For example, in daily life, the furniture, the appearance of mobile phones, the appearance of cars, the style of clothes, etc.


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November 22, 2022

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. 22 November 2022, "[YI CHEN HONG洪翊宸 ]Q7. Do you consider “imitation” as innovation?", STS Infrastructures, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 22 November 2022, accessed 6 December 2022. https://stsinfrastructures.org/content/[yi-chen-hong洪翊宸-]q7-do-you-consider-“imitation”-innovation