I am at a Creativity conference here in Ashland, Oregon. In the first talk, Giovanni Corazza discussed the Dynamic Universal Creativity Process (DUCP). He argued that evolution (creation) was growing super-exponentially and made a call for more creators and more education for creativity.
My perception is that that one idea generates many other ideas – one realization generates many other realizations. The implication is that we will run out of resources before we run out of ideas. I notice this in science and math. One research paper generates many possible paths for future research. There is not enough money or people to follow all the leads. Too many paths are not taken and it will only get worse. I say worse because some of those ideas could save the world.