CNN lists top 25 innovations

Interesting list of the what CNN has labeled the "Top 25: Innovations"

1. The Internet
2. Cell phone
3. Personal computers
4. Fiber optics
5. E-mail
6. Commercialized GPS
7. Portable computers
8. Memory storage discs
9. Consumer level digital camera
10. Radio frequency ID tags
11. MEMS
12. DNA fingerprinting
13. Air bags
14. ATM
15. Advanced batteries
16. Hybrid car
17. OLEDs
18. Display panels
19. HDTV
20. Space shuttle
21. Nanotechnology
22. Flash memory
23. Voice mail
24. Modern hearing aids
25. Short Range, High Frequency Radio

This list leaves it up to the reader to ask and answer the question: "What really makes this innovative?" or "What is the criteria for 'Innovation'?". So certainly appear to the many varied definitions of innovation people have (new, unique, blockbuster, different, geometric in curve, disruptive, etc.). Certainly these all have a sense of innovation now; innovation is very time sensitive.


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