Innovation Getting Slower?

Jonathan Huebner, a Naval Air Warfare Centre physicist, claims that the rate of technological innovation is actually decreasing, not increasing exponentially as some people believe. Huebner says that there are now fewer important technological developments per billion people than at any time since the 17th century. He says the rate of technological innovation reached a peak a century ago and has been declining ever since. And like the lookout on the Titanic who spotted the fateful iceberg, Huebner sees the end of innovation looming dead ahead

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