Editor’s note: Devin White, 15, is our resident youth blogger.

By Devin White

I’m sure most of you reading this are aware of the Inventors Digest youth innovation essay contest (complete entry details are here). If not, you should really check it out.

What will we be inventing in 2059?ironman

To tell the truth, I couldn’t even tell you off the top of my head. I think I’d need to make myself a timeline.

Today let’s look at futuristic innovation. We see it all around us and you probably don’t even realize it.

The Transformers movie showcased some serious robotics. And Eagle Eye – another movie with Shia LaBeouf – was about the most advanced computer in the world that’s able to pick up feeds through every microphone camera or computer … the possibilities (and dangers) are simply amazing.

Then there’s what I believe to be the greatest innovation movie of our time, which has a sequel in the making.

Iron Man.

It’s the greatest innovation movie of all time, in my opinion. Tony Stark is an inventor. He first made weapons for the government. Terrorists hold him captive and force him to invent. He makes a wearable robotic weapon with little resources. It’s a great innovation movie, and tells us loads about the motivation to invent.

What’s the takeaway from the Iron Man example? Tomorrow’s inventions are being invented to today.

The greatest inventions are the ones that are ahead of their time. Something so futuristic it’s probably not accepted at first. But with that said, once it’s shown, it will bring prosperity, purity, and potentially great power to the inventor.

Think of 2059. Think of 2015. Think of next year. The best inventions of tomorrow are being invented today. Let’s Show the WORLD, don’t stop thinking.

Devin White