What if you can add a weight to different ideas? With this you could separate the very big ideas from the very small. I’m thinking why couldn’t you analyse different inventions from an idea perspective. The result should then be a number of ideas that captures the invention. I imagine several ideas will be the same for different inventions. This might add to their weight. Maybe this strategy could also be helpful for understanding biology and evolution. How many ideas comprises a little flower? An example would be the idea of “smooth edges”, photosynthesis and more. Then I imagine you can change an invention by mixing ideas, changing or adding ideas.