Ever hear people saying something along the lines of “Imagine if Ben Franklin got electrocuted while flying his kite in the rain?” Well, we usually go on about imagining what it would be like not to have some stuff that we already do (like electricity, and um, kites). In this Innovation Friday, we look at the other side of the coin and imagine stuff that we really didn't materialize.
1. Chicken with wings that work. Flying chickens! And not the frozen type that CNN reported fell on homes in Australia (with, if you can believe it, re-enactments). Stocks for flying chicken hunting equipment, and cows, would go up, and KFC would have to diversify - think Kentucky Fried Cattle.
2. An evolutionary process unhampered by, um, falling meteors, which would somehow give us humans the benefits of dinosaurs' dental work. The world’s most fearsome predators, who never needed to brush their teeth! Chomp chomp all day and still ok! Say bye-bye to Colgate, Darlie, and advertisements which start off with, “I’m not a dentist, but it I were, I would use…”. With teeth like that, I’d imagine we’d also say bye-bye to forks and spoons.
The alternative extinction theory.
3. Bollywood and not Hollywood being the global trendsetter. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie dancing around palm trees, and a Best Actor Lip-Synching on a Moving Train Oscar! Whoo-hoo!