I spoke briefly in my previous article about research backwardness and the generous support for ideological extremism currents, which come at the expense of the failure to support research centers and institutions. It was necessary to detail how we can address this phenomenon.
The most important means of knowledge economy, through which it is possible to confront the phenomenon of research backwardness, is via simple ideas, no matter how simple they are, and to give them their right to care and attention, provided they are amenable to intentions and investment. This is through what has been termed “innovation incubators”. The idea of incubators is based on the intended ideas, sponsored research, and investing in them in a way that supports the economy, and therefore shows its impact on national income.
After the Second World War, Japan was able to turn all its losses into profits, through simple ideas and modest research developed by innovative incubators, which elevated Japan’s economy and pushed it to the fore in the world of manufacturing, whether in the automotive industry, or with electronic computers. These incubators, up to the present moment, are presented to the global markets as a result of their adoption, and the investment in simple ideas which are all new, specifically in technology.
In other industries, which Japan is also famous for, what is really interesting is that the innovative incubators provide Japan with the ability to invest in what “minerals” are most lacking but have made Japan a global leader in the process of manufacturing them.
The idea of innovative incubators is based on adopting any idea, no matter how small it is, provided it is feasible and useful in some way, so it is converted into a commodity and sold within the marketplace. For example, merchants and bank owners in many countries of the world are interested in buying experimental copies of robots, which Japanese companies offer, in a limited number, over the Internet, and they use them as adornments or to welcome their customers.
Robotics factories are an ideal model, through which the genius of theories, which began as ideas abstracted from application, were then utilized in computer science – which is called nanoscience. After those theories were incubated by nanoscience, which we will allocate to an article which some allied articles consider – they represented brilliant innovations and cognitive conquests that are still developing, more and more, at every moment. Yet, without these incubators, the existence of the computer and its sciences would not exist.
In the world of art, we can also ask: What makes an artistic painting have great value to those who see it, even though the viewer does not feel the greatness of the image itself on nature? The artist is an artistic incubator of nature’s innovations; the painter takes his models from nature, adds something to it, selects something else and deletes other aspects, then leaves his imprint on it; the artist finds a new masterpiece, related to his past, but it is attributed to him, bearing his identity, then those paintings are sold for millions of dollars as Da Vinci paintings, Picasso paintings and others.
What I want to convey from these examples is the idea of innovative incubators, as they perform the same task from all angles, as they are the only ones capable of doing this when they adopt the innovations of creative people, hence they transform their knowledge and creations into what is suitable for circulation and consumption for the benefit of humanity. With its impact on the national economy, it boosts the national income.
Perhaps the most important thing that the knowledge economy undertakes is the task of the innovative incubator, which depends on the ideas, knowledge, and experience of workers more than on the efforts of their forearms at work.
Industrial business has gone through many stages throughout history, and with every stage, there have been new inventions, such as the industrial machines that greatly reduced the use of human labor; and it goes on, until we reach what we have reached in our current era, with that dependence on the human idea and the experience that workers have. It is a condition that they possess in any vacancy announcement, meaning that machines and computers have pushed the importance of human cognitive power to the fore, and eliminated the importance of labor and its abundance.
Despite this, the accounting systems have not yet been able to find an accounting method that includes the knowledge possessed by manpower in the lists of benefits and taxes.
What I want to bring to mind is that the only way to keep pace with recent developments is to pay attention to scientific research and to encourage it, because research means thinking, and it means analysis; it means conclusion, and this cannot be done when schools and academic curricula depend on parental indoctrination. It is ‘educational’ because this method only encourages specialization in the manual professions, which the world has dispensed with, along with machines and equipment. All that are needed now are thinkers, consultants, researchers, experts, and analysts, and nothing in my opinion has the ability to encourage all of that, except for the innovative incubators, which I have introduced and talked about and their feasibility in this article.
The existence of innovative incubators assumes that the society in which they are located is no longer traditional. The culture of its children is based on research and methods, and pursues creative ways of thinking, so that the work of these incubators is to transform the ideas that the minds of its children have, and put them into action, into application, so investing in them in a way that serves the nation’s economy and enhances National Income, which drives development in line with the latest developments in the world.
I conclude my article by saying innovative incubators are a means of seriously containing ideas, and other than that, they are the most important theme of soft power. They have enabled many countries, chiefly Japan, to rise economically and politically, and have excelled in presenting their civilizational model, which they showed in front of the world during the fifty years when the whole world wished to reach that status, and possess that civilization, and the world is still learning from Japan, every day, the ABCs of its philosophy in that soft power… And conversation has the rest.
Source: Al Bayan Newspaper