Have you ever looked at a dead fish and thought, “Now there’s a technological innovation waiting to happen!”

I’m guessing you haven’t, honestly, who would. Well, after watching today’s video you may walk by the seafood counter at your local market feeling a little more innovative.

Liesl, why are you being so cryptic? Okay, fine, I was trying to build dramatic tension to lead us up to the topic we are exploring today; the future of technology using fish scales to power electronics.

Yes, fish scales could help power a very near future!

For more on this remarkable idea here’s one of our favorite YouTube Channels, Gross Science with more…

Isn’t innovation just so boundless!

I watch something like this and find myself looking at the world around me with fresh eyes. There is possibility everywhere, even if I don’t realize it!

We live in an incredible world! Whale poop can spur on conservation movements, bid vomit can unlock history, and fish scales could power the future. How exciting!

The future belongs to those that see overlooked things as sources of innovation. Whether mundane, gross, or just plain weird, inspiration for the next great idea can come from anywhere. We just have to embrace the possibilities.

Well, there you have it, one more thing that makes this world amazing. I hope you feel a little smarter, and I really do hope that you start seeing inspiration in the strangest places!

Stay beautiful & keep laughing!


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  1. “Electronics Powered by Fish Scales.” YouTube. Gross Science, 15 Nov. 2016. Web. 07 Dec. 2016. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fPXOVz1HXo&t=5s>.

Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

COO Ever Widening Circles

Liesl is a camera-toting traveler, a global story seeker, and an aspiring—but more often floundering—yoga lover. She can be found on Instagram @Liesl.UV