Can I Get a Patent on the Business Process of Continual Upgrades?

May 04, 2011

“You mean everything I have is already obsolete?   But…but… I just bought this one.”

At the rate technology is currently moving, does it feel like we are constantly updating to keep pace? The Buy Back program from Best Buy certainly has us believe that we live in an outdated world.  Welcome to 4G… no… 5G?  No, it’s Bieber 6G Fever!

Sharon Osbourne:  What’s a 6G?

Ozzy Osbourne:  What the F%&* is a Bieber?

Multiple new inventions appear to be patented every second.

IPad 2   Best Buy, Union Square, New York resized 600

Apple released the 2nd generation iPad seemingly eons ago (well, as “eon” as a month seems… technology time is like counting dog years the same way you would Barry Bond’s baseball stats). Anyway -- the point is that there were thousands of people lining up at every Apple store during the first week of the iPad 2 release.  Imagine the pain of waiting hours in line to donate $600+ only to realize iPad 10 has probably released during your lengthy wait time. 

From B&W TV to Colored TV to HD TV to 3D TV, I can’t wait till a 5D is delivered to my door!  The rate of technology development is wonderful for the world’s advancement. 

I do, however, question what is the driving force for consumers to feel they need to constantly update.  Do we need all this innovation, or is innovation creating the need?  I was taught that “Necessity is the mother of invention”.  Do you think that’s true?  Or, is invention the mother of necessity?

- Y.S.


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