"MegaMinds" Approach Needed to Solve Global Challenges, Promote Creativity and Innovation

New Book Promotion During National Inventors Month

May 20, 2015, 11:00 ET from Larry Kilham

SANTA FE, N.M., May 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Finding solutions to global challenges require new problem-solving approaches that combine the best of imagination, creative thinking, collective intelligence and the Internet, according to a new book by author, Larry Kilham, MegaMinds: Creativity and Invention (CreateSpace, 2015, http://ow.ly/N6AH6)

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In the book, Kilham offers suggestions on how to apply these methods in a strategic, combined approach. The book includes a review of major creative thinkers including da Vinci, Edison, Einstein, and Jobs and then moves on to the latest in computer-aided thinking.

"We are entering an era where the lone genius may no longer be equal to solving the problems such as climate change and pharmacology," said Kilham.  "Even today as Congress debates patent reform legislation on the heels of the recently-passed America Invents Act, everyone realizes that we need extraordinary efforts on societal challenges to getting the kids off their smartphones and learning to imagine and create," according to Kilham.

Examples of these "MegaMinds" at work are drawn from a wide variety of applications ranging from inventing bird feeders to complex jumbo aircraft design. Kilham combines historical research, current cognitive science, and his own experience as an inventor with several successful patents in complex technical areas. He offers pointers along the way for everyone from emerging inventors and technical problem solvers to research teams seeking to utilize the best in cognitive science and computer technology.

Larry Kilham is an accomplished author and holder of three patents, many of which required innovative use of computers, and as early as the 1960s he was researching artificial intelligence. He graduated from the University of Colorado and MIT. Larry is a corporate consultant, a member of the American Chemical Society, and is keenly interested in AI, ecology, global resources and the science of complexity.  Larry and his wife Betsy live in Santa Fe.

May is National Inventors Month, and Kilham is available for interviews and commentary.  More information about Kilham's books can be found at www.FutureBooks.info

Recent published articles by Kilham can be found at:

Contact: Diane Smiroldo; 703-819-1963

SOURCE Larry Kilham