Seas of Creativity
We are all familiar with seas. But there are unfamiliar seas that attract us with their behaviors and provide us with novel ideas to upgrade our creativity and puzzlement of our world. These seas are vivid and they have their calm periods, their waves, their richness of different creatures and plants having symbiotic relationships or acting as prey-predator to each other.
Let me start by giving few examples of unfamiliar seas. Do they show emerging properties as we see with schools of fish swimming together, namely the production of waves and their patterns of behaviors? Do normal seas share properties with the unconventional one such as showing symbiotic relationship? This is an attempt to swim in their seas with the intention of having them serve as “seas of creativity”?
Seas of electrons
I shan’t delve into any technical material; rather I shall focus on the startling behavior of the sea of electrons to create waves like those we see in conventional seas. The huge amounts of atoms in metals share their electrons and form a sea of electrons. Metals live in seas of electrons. If you wish to see visually a sea of electrons here is a video that explains this sea in simple terms.
Recently, research has discovered that there is also a sea of spinning electrons that is expected to generate waves of new creative products. Sea of electrons that behave like two schools of fish in a sea. Imagine that these fish swimming in millions in two modes: clockwise and anticlockwise. Millions swimming in two different directions will puzzle the eyes. The electrons in the sea of electrons behave like the fish in the sea. "We discovered a new collective spin mode that can be used to transport energy or information with very little energy dissipation, and it can be a platform for building novel electronic devices such as computers and processors," said Girsh Blumberg, senior author of the study and a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy in Rutgers' School of Arts and Sciences.
Nature repeats its successes. Look at the sea in the skies of huge numbers of the Dunlins “swimming” in the skies. They show a unique behavior as they spin their bodies so that they turn from upside-down to down-upside. Their turns propagate from one side of a flock to the other like a wave through a fluid. For an amazing video just see the video below and be prepared for surprises.
These dunlin birds produce a flashing light as they flip that dazzles the eyes of predators and this way defend themselves. Not only that as waves travel very fast. So, communication among the thousands of birds may travel very fast and synchronizing their movements becomes much easier.
To keep this buzz short, I am only extending the discussion to human seas. Social seas because they produce social waves. Social waves are known for creating waves of demand for a product as an example. The internet waves resulting from huge number of people interacting over the internet as another example. We can see them in stadiums and even in the seas as the video below shows.
Social waves carry rumors fast. Humans may emulate nature to create waves that act as carriers of information to millions of people very fast as birds and fish do. Or, they could turn those waves to storms. Human waves are a fertile land for creative ideas for marketing products, services and cultures. We also need creative ideas on how to make the millions work together as fish, birds and electrons do.
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