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What Value Can You Add? Electricity, Internet, Etc Were Invented By Individuals by FirstNg1: 3:04pm On Sep 14
ELECTRICITY, AIRCRAFTS, CARS, BANKING, INTERNET, CODING, ETC WERE INVENTED / DISCOVERED / DEVELPED BY INDIVIDUALS, NOT GOVERNMENTS. 

-WHAT CAN YOU INVENT / CREAT / DEVELOP / DESIGN OR CONTRIBUTE TO MAKE LIFE BETTER FOR YOURSELF, NIGERIANS AND THE WORLD?

*** This is not an academic exercise but for us to reflect - in the hope that we can have a paradigm shift and start to think differently. 
Therefore, all the historical info may not be complete so please feel free to add to it or correct.

The important thing to know is that previous achievers did not wait for, or depend on governments. In fact, governments usually only come in afterwards to regulate the resultant markets created.

Single individuals or groups, not any government invented / created / designed / developed virtually everything we are all enjoying today and which has not only made life better but enjoyable for us all (and have been so for many generations) - usually through research funded by themselves or in collaboration with like minded people or interested businessmen / women.

The vast majority of the inventors and pioneers were self-taught, had no formal education at all or only basic education - certainly without University education; and never travelled beyond their immediate environment.
Today, so many are well educated, some even with multiple university degrees, and well travelled but what have we been able to convert the education, exposure and other opportunities into? 
What's wrong?

EXAMPLES OF INVENTIONS

1) ELECTRICITY
Credited to Albert Einstein who discovered the AC Circuit (though someone else discovered the DC) over 100 years ago!
It was reported that almost a whole borough of New York had been lighted before their government became aware and then stepped in to regulate it.

Thanks to them, previously unimaginable human advancement, uncountable businesses and other opportunities, medical advancement, comfort, etc have become possible because of this single invention.



2) AIRCRAFT
The Wright Brothers were said to be bicycle repairers without even basic education. Yet they invested their dreams, passions, time and money into design after design; failure after failure, until they got it right. One of them eventually lost his life while test-flying the plane which they invented!

Thanks to them and many others like them, today, we can all travel the world in luxury and style and have been doing so for about 100 years!


3) MOTOR VEHICLES
Henry Ford and some others designed and manufactured vehicles.

Today, we can all travel far and near in relative comfort and speed.


4) THE RAIL ROAD / TRAINS
These were also originally designed, laid and run as a private enterprise.



5)PHOTOGRAPHY
Photography was discovered by an individual, who was reported not to have benefited from it financially but in fact died poor.

However, his discovery nevertheless became a blessing to the whole world, advancing to videos,  movies, cinemas, etc.


OTHERS INCLUDE: 
Television, Telephone, Internet, Computers, Mobile Devices (Steve Jobs and Apple), Air Conditioners, Crude Oil and other minerals exploration and refining, etc.

Even systems such as Education, Local and International Banking, Insurance, Healthcare and Medicine, etc

KINDLY FEEL FREE TO ADD MORE, CORRECT OR AMMEND.

If we do not make new discoveries and cannot even copy or maintain products and systems, some of which have been in use in many other countries for more than 100 years; then something is definitely wrong and we need to correct it ASAP!

There is no country in the world where people do not have complains about their government, therefore, we must stop looking up to the government as our Messiah.
The truth is no government or person has as much power to change our individual lives and our country like we do!


THE BIG QUESTION IS:
A) What are you doing with your life?
B1) What can you do with your life in the time that you have left? 
B2) What value can you add?
C) What can you contribute to make life better for yourself, your family, your country and the world?
D) What will be your legacy when your time in this world is over?
E) How can you make your memory, a good one?

-WHATEVER YOUR ARE IMAGINING, IT'S POSSIBLE!





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Re: What Value Can You Add? Electricity, Internet, Etc Were Invented By Individuals by ifeccco: 4:16pm On Sep 14
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