The Altshuller Institute

for TRIZ Studies

Izobretenia Vol. 1

This small work is the result of many years of exciting and fascinating research conducted by Genrich Altshuller from 1980 to 1987: how do conditions on Earth effect technological evolution? What kind of technology was on Mars? Why does a technological civilization dominate over non-technological?

Each time, the subject of investigation was reformulated. In about 1983, after one of his seminars, Genrich Saulovich completely changed his subject: a new direction mist be found which allows for developing technology intensely while, at the same time, preserving Nature. Every week we had a meeting. Different methods of investigation and research were invented. Card index data was created; a larger number of factual materials were worked-out...

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