"You might find it impossible to imagine a world without your smartphone, or
have trouble remembering a time when Wi-Fi wasn’t everywhere, but many of
today’s most relied-upon technologies would not have been possible—or even
dreamed of—if it weren’t for the game-changing inventions that came before
them. And while it’s easy to take many of the marvels of design and engineering
we interact with on a daily basis for granted—think toilets, seat belts, and
suspension bridges—it’s just as easy to overlook how a handful of more
surprising inventions, like the Super Soaker or the pizza saver, have affected
the world around us. From blood banks to barcodes and beyond, here are the
stories behind 20 inventions that changed the world."
Via Esther Schindler.
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*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics