Catalyze Innovation that Advances Health

Things That Have Changed / Not Changed

At MI2’s 6th annual Innovations in… Thinking Differently Forum: Insight & Imagination, over 400 attendees participated in this group exercise.

Instructions:

  • Think back to when you were a kid: What hasn’t changed?

  • Think back to when you were a kid: What was there then that is no longer here now?

Here is a collection of results from the Forum...

  • Cars still have 4 wheels
  • Evaluation of students (SAT)
  • Books
  • Trains / locomotives
  • Landline telephones
  • 7 days / week
  • Musical instruments
  • # of school years
  • Tying shoes
  • Ice cream truck
  • Rifles
  • Sailboats
  • Safety pin
  • Bobby pins
  • The iron / ironing clothes
  • School bus
  • Work ethic
  • Bicycle
  • Chains of command
  • Money (everything costs)
  • Importance of family
  • Time still flies
  • Periodic table
  • Paper and pencil
  • Hula hoops
  • Cotton ball
  • Toilet paper
  • Tic Tac Toe
  • Love
  • Gravity
  • Power of faith
  • ABC’s
  • Scientific method
  • The Statue of Liberty
  • Driving on the right side of the road (US)
  • Legislative process
  • Clothing items (pants, dress, shirt, skirt, shoes, tie, etc.)
  • Silverware
  • Hot dogs
  • Sports balls
  • Political zealotry
  • Board games
  • 4 seasons
  • Snow removal
  • Boredom: People have a hard time being bored now because of technology
  • Autocorrect mistakes
  • Online magazine vs. print
  • Payphones vs. landline/ Cell phone
  • Polaroid cameras vs. “selfies”
  • Access to movies on demand vs. VHS/DVD
  • Music online vs. vinyl records, cassette, CD
  • Slide rule vs. calculator
  • Typewriter vs. keyboard
  • Paper maps vs. online maps/GPS
  • Role of teacher vs. trainer
  • Library vs. online encyclopedia/SIRI
  • Mac/Apple computers
  • Family dinner preparation vs. carry out, delivery
  • black and white TV vs. color TV
  • Approach to education
  • Access to healthcare
  • Kids toys
  • Food variety/allergies
  • Car safety (car seats, seat belts)
  • Online shopping
  • Face to face communication vs. “screen” communication
  • Wind up watches
  • Ice trays
  • Surveillance
  • Tolerance
  • Historical data
  • Climate
  • HVAC
  • Pogs
  • Chalkboards
  • Floppy disk
  • Relationships
  • Privacy