What Makes A Great Invention?


It probably depends on who you ask. The Dragon’s, investors from the television reality show Dragon’s Den, share their opinions on air but do not always get it right.

Time Magazine recently revealed its thoughts in print when it published, “The 25 Best Inventions of the Year 2013.” The article suggested a great invention solves either a problem people thought couldn’t be solved (such as helping quadriplegics walk) or a problem they didn’t realise needed to be solved (who knew we needed a cronut – the offspring of a croissant and a doughnut – or an invisible skyscraper). Among Time’s top inventions for 2013 were: 

From the wheel to disposable nappies to the worldwide web, inventions have powered new industries and changed lives. So, are our most inventive days behind us? There are a few pessimists out there, but the Time Invention Poll found more than one-half of respondents think there are plenty of great inventions ahead. Where will they be discovered? Those polled said the United States, China, Japan, India, South Korea, and other nations.