Top 30 Innovation of the past 30 years

List is from Wharton School of Business Feb 2009  

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.

E-mail 4.

DNA testing and sequencing/Human genome mapping 5.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) 6.

Microprocessors 7.

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.

Microfinance 17.

Photovoltaic Solar Energy 18.

Large scale wind turbines 19.

Social networking via the Internet 20.


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