No one has ever invented anything,
they just combined the ideas of others
The fallacy of Intellectual Property Rights, and how it truncates creativity.
Observing the speed of development in several regions in the world, it is easy to see, that Asia is growing much faster than the western world. One of the differences in the Asian culture is, that they hardly have an idea about the value of intellectual property rights (IP rights). And there is a good chance that the abstinence of Intellectual Property Protection (IP protection) and IP rights, is at least a part of the reason for the fast growth of the Asian economy.
Common Knowledge Or Intellectual Property Rights
Commonly available knowledge, which is not covered by Intellectual Property Rights, allows everybody to make the best use of it. Which allows growth faster. Because everybody can use it and build new ideas, methods, techniques, and strategies based on it. If many people are thinking at the same time it is like the multitasking of a supercomputer.
The protection of the usage of knowledge is a big handicap for natural organic growth. Because only a few people who got access to it can build upon it to develop. So creativity gets limited. A view of a single person is like a single-threaded abacus.
The companies, that are collecting the most information from their customers are growing the fastest: Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, and SAP, ... Why?
With their cloud services, they store so much data from their customers.
But knowledge is NOT power,
Knowledge is only potential power.
One needs to use it and act on it,
Only APPLIED knowledge is power!
So why are those data collectors growing so fast? The answer is simple: They analyze it, learn from it and act. If this is legal or not ... But the result is obvious.
Intellectual property protection in 🇨🇳 and the 🇺🇸
IP rights protection is the single most limiting factor for growth in the western world. And it is already leading to international conflicts. The Americans worry, that China will become a stronger economic force than themself. And what they even fear more, is: Not having the strongest currency in the world anymore. That is the reason for the trade war with China, the import taxes, and all the noise around it. The government of the USA will do anything to avoid, that China getting stronger. With protectionism, taxes, money, oil, or blood. With the manners of the Sheriff of the world, they are acting on the spiral dynamics red meme. And a lot of US Americans think like that. This is probably one of the reasons, they voted for their last president.
Source Youtube: Learn more about spiral dynamics on actualized.org Thank you, Leo, for sharing!
Asia will become the leading economic force in the world.
The only question is: When?
So, instead of IP protection, it would be better to solve the problem at its source:
Drop Intellectual Property Rights (IP Rights)
Eliminating copyright, patent rights, and similar nonsense, that limits (intellectual) growth is a step toward releasing the natural abundance in the universe. Because no one has ever invented anything. Every inventor combines ideas, thoughts, and the work of others in a new way.
Any knowledge has been around forever. Who are you, to claim that anything of it belongs to you? God!
OMG, what a non-beneficial belief! What's god got to do with it? She'd never claimed something only for herself!
Sharing is caring!
That's one of her first principles, you may also call it LOVE.
Vital and happy regards