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  Post #1 (permalink)   01-05-2005, 10:05 PM
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CNN will announce the number one innovation on their Top 25 innovations list on Sunday, January 16, at 8 p.m. ET. The list covers the last 25 years (1980-2005)

1. T.B.A.
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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I'll go for personal computers, but what can I say, I'm biased.
 
 
 


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But Personal Computers are already on the list. I'm thinking heated underwear.
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  Post #4 (permalink)   01-06-2005, 11:36 AM
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I'm thinking heated underwear.
HEATED UNDERWEAR!!!

Could it be the Internet (or the World Wide Web)?
 
 
 


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I think I got this thread wrongly for some reason (a language barrier of some kind).
 
 
 


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Ummm... I have an odd feeling it will be the internet. Probably because that's the most important innovation ever.
 
 
 


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I'll go with Flash Memory...speaking of which... *phones DHL*
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that's hard - mainly because i might die without most of the things on that list (with the exception of heated underwear)
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  Post #9 (permalink)   01-14-2005, 06:49 PM
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I'm going to have to say that the number one invention is the Internet. Without the Internet, imagine how many things we would not be able to do... It is the one invention that can connect the world.
 
 
 


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  Post #10 (permalink)   01-14-2005, 07:21 PM
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I'm pretty sure that the Internet is out of the question on this one, but you never know if they'll bring it back. The Internet was created well before the 80's although it was not widely accessible.
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Most of inventions that we think are high-tech inventions today, were actually invented in the early to mid 1900s. They were, of course, not as advanced as they are today, but the basic concept was created. Cell phones have come a long way over the years. They use to be like bricks and now they can fit in the palm of your hand and your pocket.
 
 
 


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I tougth of DVD's when I saw the list...
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Ummm... I have an odd feeling it will be the internet. Probably because that's the most important innovation ever.
Wow! the most important innovation ever - bigger than asy
Fire
The Wheel
Television
etc

Id say microwave ovens - people who dont have cellphones (which predate the 80's) or personal computers still nuke their leftovers ...
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Did anybody see this program? What was the number 1 invention?
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  Post #15 (permalink)   01-17-2005, 02:54 PM
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The number one innovation on the list was the Internet.

If you would like to read about it, click the following link:
http://www.cnn.com/2005/TECH/01/03/c...5.innovations/

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