Top 25 technical innovations of the past 25 years


CNN has an insightful article where they have named the top 25 innovations of the last 25 years and it is a very interesting list.  It would be hard to argue with the importance of any of the items on this list and if you go through it carefully you will see how many of the innovations deal directly with mobile technology. The article does a good job outlining the reasoning behind the choices. Here’s the whole list:

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

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