March 09, 2009 by Chuck McKenney
What’s the most important invention of the past thirty years?
The Internet gets the nod, according to a panel of eight judges from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.
Here’s a look at the top 10:
1. Internet, broadband
2. PC and laptop computers
3. Mobile phones
5. DNA testing and sequencing
6. Magnetic resonance imaging
8. Fiber optics
9. Office software
10. Laser/robotic surgery
Other electronics items to make the list: LEDs, LCDs and GPS devices.
I’m curious to see how these choices would rank with other notable inventions in history such as the automobile, refrigerator, toilet, deodorant, football, bikini, etc.
Via: NY Times
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