Monday, March 30, 2009

30 Innovations of the Last 30 Years

From knowledge@wharton,here is the list:

•Internet, broadband, WWW (browser and html)
•PC/laptop computers
•Mobile phones
•DNA testing and sequencing/Human genome mapping
•Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
•Fiber optics
•Office software (spreadsheets, word processors)
•Non-invasive laser/robotic surgery (laparoscopy)
•Open source software and services (e.g., Linux, Wikipedia)
•Light emitting diodes
•Liquid crystal display (LCD)
•GPS systems
•Online shopping/ecommerce/auctions (e.g., eBay)
•Media file compression (jpeg, mpeg, mp3)
•Photovoltaic Solar Energy
•Large scale wind turbines
•Social networking via the Internet
•Graphic user interface (GUI)
•Digital photography/videography
•RFID and applications (e.g., EZ Pass)
•Genetically modified plants
•Bio fuels
•Bar codes and scanners
•SRAM flash memory
•Anti retroviral treatment for AIDS

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