Creativity Multiplying

Wednesday, 25 August 2010   |   Creative Thinking

They say that every new idea is essentially just the mixing of existing ideas,  objects and experiences.  If this is the case then are we increasing our capability to be creative as a society considering we are constantly making new discoveries and inventing new things?

If this is in fact the case then is our ability to be creative going to accelerate the more we create?  Especially when this creativity is directed towards communication and our ability to share these ideas and experiences increases?

 

If you take these assumptions to be true then how is it that people generally become less creative as they get older?  Especially taking into account that our knowledge and experiences increase as we age.