On World Intellectual Property Day, neuroscientist and philosopher Fabiano de Abreu proposes a reflection on a cloudy period that is approaching there without people observing the seriousness of this situation.
“The era in which we live reflects the change in customs, two habits, changing the cultural and intellectual landscape. In my view, we are losing a lot of intellectual work, not only by distancing ourselves from the true values of knowledge, but mainly because of the lack of incentive and the lack of recognition ”. This sad observation is observed by the neuroscientist and philosopher Fabiano de Abreu and it portrays how the world has undergone profound changes when it comes to encouraging research and specialized publications in the academic-scientific field.
according to Abreu, the global world appropriates good ideas very quickly, of good theories, revolutionary studies and hands them over to an unstoppable virtual world. What happens today, he watches, is that “even when registered, many ideas are stolen, are appropriate, are used without due credit. In the era of lack of originality and copy, the only way out is to invest in intellectual property by registering as ISSN, ISBN, DOI, among others that validate the idea as a unique property ”.
However, it is important to mention that social network is not a record and many good ideas are thrown in the trash through it, ponders Fabiano. “We will no longer have Aristotle, Nietzsche, Freud, Einstein, among others. Not even Steve Jobs with so many good phrases manages to be a philosophical icon for all the dissemination without credit. It is increasingly difficult to be a name to stay in time as particles in the history of life ”, analyzes.
Another serious problem of the present times, the neuroscientist highlights, is that “there is a frustration on the part of many intellectuals when they see their work being used, be modified, be distributed without recognizing the true author, que deu o seu tempo à análise e à pesquisa. On the other hand, we live in a society too lazy to worry about the real sources, with the true origin. Thus, an endless chain of appropriation originates, one after the other, without accountability in most cases ”, the Mint.
It must be remembered that, “Intellectual work aims to transform, to be an engine of change and, obviously whoever invests wants to be recognized or, otherwise it starts not to share information ”, points out Abreu.
Victim of this situation so common today, Fabiano de Abreu regrets that he had many of his published phrases stolen and published as being authored by whoever published it. “In a public network like the social, brazenness reaches the narcissistic level of absolute power. But it’s up to us to look for legal ways to keep our property, not out of vanity, but for merit and teaching ”.
However, in the face of this dispute, the neuroscientist questions: "What reward do you have for a good idea, if another one that didn’t have it steals it and spreads it? When I see a sentence of mine published without mentioning my name I think, glad you liked it. But my name? Don't know it was mine. But so what? From where this came from, many more will come out and the phrases are for a whole, like a nebula in space that will generate an endless amount of what is new, of knowledge but that, in any case, merit should be awarded ”, complete.