Oh The Possiblities

I saw a post on Twitter from Cailean Hargrave (@CaileanUk) at IBM that contained this video.  It got me thinking about innovation and technology.  This is a movie made by IBM researchers who are testing the limits of data storage.  They are actually manipulating atoms in order to find ways to store more data.  While doing their research they took time to create a movie by moving atoms frame by frame.

What could our kids come up with if we allowed them time to play and explore while they were researching?  This was created and thought of by adults who probably had timelines, deadlines and bosses breathing down their necks.  What could our kids do if we let them know that it is okay to explore and get side tracked while researching.  Who knows what it could lead to?

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