For my very first blog post, I would like to demystify and explain the name of the blog.
Ticsnow stands for Technology Innovation Creativity Sustainability Now.
It is a blog that explores Technology, Innovation, Creativity, and Sustainability.
Let’s analyze the meaning of each of the words used in the title..
Technology: application of tools and methods. Orgin: Greek τεχνολογία(technología) from τέχνη (téchnē), meaning “art, skill, craft”, and -λογία (logía) meaning “study of”.
Innovation: the act or process of inventing or introducing something new. Origin: Latin innovatus, meaning “to renew or change”.
Creativity: the ability to use the imagination to develop new and original ideas or things.
Sustainability: the ability to maintain at a certain rate or level. Conserving an ecological balance to avoid depletion of natural resources.
Now: at present time. Immediately given the current situation.
This indeed is a blog about the role of technology, innovation, and creativity in sustainability and solving our sustainability needs. “Now” refers to the immediacy with which these sustainable solutions need to be designed and utilized.
So why ticsnow? What is prompting me to author this blog? Let’s start with Sustainability. Sustainability is needed now more than ever. Many of our current systems and structures are approaching their natural limits. We are unable to continue to grow at the same rate and the same systems as we have had in the past. We are facing unprecedented challenges today. Global warming, the depletion and scarcity of natural resources, the degradation of nature services, the population growth, the widening gap between the rich and the poor. and the expanding world hunger are some of the issues that require immediate solutions. Sustainability is needed to sustain our systems and natural world. Sustainability and balance are needed today more than ever.
So why Technology, Innovation, and Creativity? I believe in the role of technology, innovation, and creativity to enhance and enable sustainability to accomplish its mission. Some of the prevalent ways of addressing the sustainability challenges is to look in the direction of no growth. Some sustainability advocates go as far as proposing that parting with technology and development are ways to achieving sustainability. I don’t agree with this because nature grows. Growth is an ingredient of life that we can’t go without. Undermining human development and technology advancements are not the way to go either. Technology has provided many innovations and solutions in the past that solved many of our challenging issues, and there is no reason why technology could not save the day and provide the innovative and creative solutions we need for sustainability.
In conclusion, I hope that this blog will spark the interest, motivation, and empowerment needed to innovate with technology to achieve sustainability and create a world that works for everyone..