Physicist, Naval Air Warfare Center (China Lake, CA).
Study on technological innovation, made by plotting the 7200 “key innovations” as listed in The History of Science and Technology (Houghton Mifflin 2004) showed that development peaked more than a century ago (1873) and is now rapidly declining, entering a “dark age”; data published in Technological Forecasting and Social Change. [link] [chart] [review]
“ Entering a dark age of innovation” by Robert Adler, New Scientist Jul 2 2005
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