Unlearning is a hard process, however f you open your mind to newer ideas, it will be much easier to push aside the space the older information is taking and replacing it with new one. It's like stacking a storage closet.
Unlike famous and successful independent inventors such as Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell, most the folks who invented the gadgets and technologies that enable our 21st-century lives perform in relative obscurity.
It seems to me that psychologists are beginning to better understand human creativity, and that engineers are beginning to learn to program it into computers. Perhaps the next great generation of artists will be made of silicon.
Multilateral negotiations broke down in Copenhagen: future climate change talks should take a note from Silicon Valley, where tools to innovate and bypass obstacles were developed by small groups of people in kitchens and garages.