When Thomas Edison conceived the idea of his commercially viable light bulb, he was greeted with scorn. Scientist Henry Morton of the Stevens Institute of Technology predicted the invention would be ‘a conspicuous failure.’ In 1926, one year after Scottish inventor John L. Baird gave the first public demonstration of a working television in London, American radio pioneer Lee De Forest proclaimed the device a commercial and financial impossibility, calling it ‘a development of which we need waste little time dreaming.’ (theculturetrip.com)
We need not to mention the importance of Edison’s or Baird’s inventions to the Modern World today.
Every invention began with an idea, a crazy impossibility, and once in a while, the world witnesses the birth of a life-changing one that holds great possibilities for posterity. Today, we bring you a novel idea: an ATM-enabled car.
Each year, the Toyota Dream Car Art Contest organized by the Japanese automobile company, Toyota Motor Corporation, invites children from across the world to share their visions of a car capable of adding value to our world. The contest is aimed at discovering talents for innovation and creativity in Nigeria such that may guide the company to design cars suitable for the future. The National Contest held this year in Nigeria, with a Live Drawing event in Abuja, Lagos and Port Harcourt where children less than 15 years participated in three categories.
In the first category featuring children under 8 years of age, Hibatullah O.
Her idea may be called ‘crazy’ now, but this car may very well grace our streets in the future.
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Come March 30, 2019, Hibatullah and eight other national winners as published in contest’s Roll Call of Champions will present their crazy dreams to the nation at the National Award Ceremony in Lagos.
Dear parents, unlike adults, children’s dreams have no limits. They are fearless creatures and it is vital that they have the support system that they need to blossom and serve as positive change agents in the society.
Even when their dreams may seem unrealistic to our adult minds, nurture their freedom to dream and guide them to harness their strengths, their talents to successfully better the world they live in.