Top 30 Innovations

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Top 30 Innovations

Top 30 Innovations

The Wharton School of Business performed a survey to determine the top 30 innovations of the last 30 years. The list is presented below, with the innovations directly attributable to computer science in bold. These innovations are the technologies that computer scientists had a direct hand in developing. For the remaining innovations, computer scientists played an important support role, developing control software for technologies like mobile phones, DNA testing and sequencing, MRI, microprocessors, and robotic surgery.
The majority of the provided list would not exist without computer scientists.
1. Internet, broadband, WWW (browser and html)
2. PC/laptop computers
3. Mobile phones
4. Email
5. DNA testing and sequencing/human genome mapping
6. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
7. Microprocessors
8. Fiber optics
9. Office software (spreadsheets, word processors)
10. Non-invasive laser/robotic surgery (laparoscopy)
11. Open source software and services (e.g., Linux, Wikipedia)
12. Light-emitting diodes
13. Liquid crystal display (LCD)
14. GPS systems
15. Online shopping/ecommerce/auctions (e.g., eBay)
16. Media file compression (jpeg, mpeg, mp3)
17. Microfinance
18. Photovoltaic Solar Energy
19. Large-scale wind turbines
20. Social networking via the Internet
21. Graphic user interface (GUI)
22. Digital photography/videography
23. RFID and applications (e.g., EZ Pass)
24. Genetically modified plants
25. Bio fuels
26. Bar codes and scanners
27. ATMs
28. Stents
29. SRAM flash memory
30. Anti-retroviral treatment for AIDS

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