Think about if a colonial American had invented FaceTime. Mick Ebeling has, and the way in which he sees it, the individual behind the craze doubtless would have been a candidate for burning on the stake.
Fortunately, we now stay in a tradition much more receptive to innovation. That’s why Ebeling, an entrepreneur and the founding father of Not Impossible Labs, on Wednesday challenged attendees of the Closing Keynote on the 2022 NSC Safety Congress & Expo in San Diego to affix the motion to make use of know-how for change.
“What it means to be human and to stay on this planet is we’re always, all the time evolving issues from inconceivable to doable,” Ebeling stated. “And my query to you is: If all the things that’s doable immediately was inconceivable first, then doesn’t that additionally imply what’s inconceivable immediately is on the identical trajectory?
“‘Not possible’ is a fallacy. ‘Not possible’ is a short lived state of being that we stay with, however it’s our job whereas we’re right here to do no matter we will to make the ‘inconceivable’ doable.”
Ebeling prefaced his remarks by asking what number of within the crowd attended his handle throughout the Opening Session of the 2019 NSC Security Congress & Expo, which additionally befell in San Diego.
“So, did something occur between then and now?” he requested with a smile, a nod to the COVID-19 pandemic. “A pair issues?”
From there, he mentioned the genesis of his firm, which sprouted from Ebeling’s inspiration after attending an artwork gallery present to learn Tony Quan, a Los Angeles avenue artist with Lou Gehrig’s illness.
Finally, Ebeling recruited a gaggle of creators and scientists to stay in his residence, the place they developed the Eyewriter, a tool that tracked Quan’s eye motion and allowed him to create artwork once more for the primary time in seven years.
To Ebeling, such innovations loom as alternatives to “change the world by know-how and story.” By individualizing an issue by storytelling, we will start the trail towards creating widespread options.
“If we will inform the story of 1 and clear up for one,” Ebeling stated, “that may result in the serving to of many.”
– Kevin Druley, reporting from San Diego