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Journalists: good early drone adopters - Aljazeera.com

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Journalists: good early drone adopters
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The recent news that Amazon plans to use mini-drones to fly small packages to consumers in just 30 minutes raised an important question: what could a journalist do with a small drone?
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Connected Air: Smart Dust Is The Future Of The Quantified World

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They call it Smart Dust, but these microscopic sensors could change the way we interact with the world. (Now this is cool - A look at a potential future technology grounded in today's innovation. Hack The Air!
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Innovation Methods Mapping

This is a preview version of the Innovation Methods Mapping Book. Copyright OPEN Innovation Consortium & Humantific. This book will soon be published.


Via Frédéric DEBAILLEUL
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Essential reading for all aspiring innovators!

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Time Machines: Dial-a-tune

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Welcome to Time Machines, where we offer up a selection of mechanical oddities, milestone gadgets and unique inventions to test out your tech-history
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The Innovation List: The 50 Greatest Breakthroughs Since the Wheel

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Why did it take so long to invent the wheelbarrow? Have we hit peak innovation? What our list reveals about imagination, optimism, and the nature of progress.

 

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The Atlantic asked a dozen scientists, historians, and technologists to rank the top innovations since the wheel. 

The clearest example of consensus was the first item on the final compilation, the printing press. Ten of the 12 people who submitted rankings had it at or near the top. To draw another parallel to our Influential Americans survey, the printing press was the counterpart to Abraham Lincoln as the clear consensus for the top choice. 

 

Innovations that expand the human intellect and its creative, expressive, and even moral possibilities. This group includes the printing press (1) and also  paper, (6) and now of course the Internet, (9) the personal computer, (16) and the underlying technology for the modern data age, semiconductorelectronics (4), plus photography (29). 

 

Innovations that enabled the Industrial Revolution and its successive waves of expanded material output. These include the steam engine (10), industrial steelmaking (19), and the refining and drilling of oil (35 and 39, respectively). 


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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, November 5, 2013 8:03 PM

I agree with the author:  developing a list like this conveys a sense of identity of where we've been and where we are.  

Does it imply where we are going next with innovation?    ~  Deb