How fast should we innovate?

Journal of Responsible Innovation 3 (3):255-259 (2013)
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The role of speed in innovations needs to be explored more thoroughly. I advocate here that for innovations which rely on scarce materials, research into more abundant substitutes needs to be accelerated while a regulatory-driven extension of the product life should slow down the number of incremental innovations and reduce our overall footprint on scarce resources. Chemical elements need to be established as global commons whose overuse can be regulated if required. Part of the efficiency gains of innovations could be used for research to offset the ‘rebound effect’ and provide the public with a return on early infrastructure investments.
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