Cinématographe des Frères Lumière
The poster of the first film projection in public

Your daily life is extraordinary!

You are sitting comfortably on your rolling chair in front of your computer; paper, pen and telephone at your side. The light bulbs of your office are on, and, tonight, you’ll go to the cinema. All that seems normal and natural to you, but that hasn’t always been normal.

All these wonderful inventions in our daily life come straight from the imagination of extraordinary innovators. They never censured themselves and had unwavering confidence in their potential.

Let’s dicover them:

Hungary 1938, the Bíró brothers are watching kids playing marbles after a rain. They notice the little water trail the marbles left behind them.  They imagine putting ink in a long plastic or metal tube with a little marble made of steel. The marble rotates as one writes, leaving an ink trail and recharging as it turns. Today, ball-point pens can write up to 3 kilometers.

Until year 105, people were writing on tree leaves, bark, animal scales, papyrus reeds from Egypt and parchment.

Then along came the Chinese who had the idea to make paper by soaking vegetal fibers in water and then compressing and drying them out on a flat surface. This process is still the same today.

1876, the American inventor Alexander Graham Bell succeeded in making the first distance vocal transmission. He sent his famous message: “Mister Watson, come here, I need you” to his assistant Thomas Watson located on the upper floor. At the beginning, the telephone was just for emergencies and an operator connected the calls.

On December 22, 1895, at Le Grand Café in Paris, spectators literally shouted with fear. They were watching the first movie ever projected. « The arrival of a train in La Ciotat station » from Auguste and Louis Lumière, silent and in black and white. It was the locomotive that seemed to be heading for the spectators that created the emotion and made the film successful. More films to watch.

You are The Future Shapers, and who knows, may be a hundred years from now, someone will write article on you, that people will read under a light cast by your invention, comfortably installed … in something that you are about to create!

Marie-Claire Le Reun
Marie-Claire Le Reun
Innovation Consultant-Coach and Head of Le Creativ' Center
Le Creativ Center

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