Top 30 Innovation of the past 30 years
List is from Wharton School of Business Feb 2009 http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article.cfm?articleid=2163
Innovation = "It's something new that creates new opportunities for growth and development,"
Message Phone exploits 10 of the top 20 innovations
Internet, broadband, WWW (browser and html) 1.
PC/laptop computers 2.
Mobile phones 3.
DNA testing and sequencing/Human genome mapping 5.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) 6.
Fiber optics 8.
Office software (spreadsheets, word processors) 9.
Non-invasive laser/robotic surgery (laparoscopy) 10.
Open source software and services (e.g., Linux, Wikipedia) 11.
Light emitting diodes 12.
Liquid crystal display (LCD) 13.
GPS systems 14.
Online shopping/ecommerce/auctions (e.g., eBay) 15.
Media file compression (jpeg, mpeg, mp3) 16.
Photovoltaic Solar Energy 18.
Large scale wind turbines 19.
Social networking via the Internet 20.
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