A shockingly thrilling innovation occurs about every 10-15 years in tech. The last one was the iPhone, which launched in 2007. We are due for another. Luckily, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is helping pave the way for revolutionary innovations of tomorrow.
What are the iPhone-like innovations that have occurred recently?
Beginning with the iPhone and working backwards, the innovations have been:
Mosaic (1993), which made the world wide web something other than an interesting toy;
Apple II (1977) and the IBM PC (1981), which moved computing into everyday life; and
Cellular phone technology (around 1970). Cellular technology was developed much sooner but became commercially viable around 1970. Unfortunately, the technology was not made publically available in the US until the 1980s because the FCC wasn’t convinced that customers would want it.
Why did I choose these technology innovations and not others? There are three types of innovations:
Innovations into the known. These are things like