Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Are ideas worth spreading?


(image owned by Bridge Studios, as far as I know)

Or better yet, is it safe to spread them?

Nowadays, ideas are spread at "lightspeed". New ideas pop up into the public spotlight at a rate never before witnessed, thanks to the wonders of "the net". I myself have a huge chunk of ideas in my brain and I do want to get them out... but how? And how can I keep them safe and... well, mine? Good ideas can be stolen pretty darn fast!

For the sake of this argument, let's narrow this down to technology ideas. If you have an idea that you think is viable, but needs research... is conducting your own research, alone, the only way to go if you want to keep the development safe? Can it be true that, in this day and age, it's impossible to truly trust someone to help you without them wanting to steal your idea away?

I've been told to send some of my ideas (properly developed, of course) to some well-known entities... but crap, what's keeping them from thinking: "Hey, here's a good one. Let's use it and never even bother to reply to this guy. Thanks sucker!".

I remember seeing something about protection of intellectual property... but don't know if it's even viable. Here's to some research, I guess!

I'll see you around! ;)
Kiauze

3 comments:

WordsGame said...

Patents!

Anonymous said...

Lê isto:
http://www.oreillynet.com/onlamp/blog/2005/08/ideas_are_just_a_multiplier_of.html

Abraço,
Espero que ajude

Kiauze said...

Claro que as ideias não são nada sem execução, mas tal como dito várias vezes nos comentários desse artigo, existem outros factores a considerar quando se discutem ideias.

No meu caso, preocupo-me mais com uma pessoa, que tenha mais facilidade de execução do que eu, pegue numa ideia minha e a desenvolva sem dar cavaco a ninguém.