Jonathan Huebner

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]

Media coverage

Entering a dark age of innovation” by Robert Adler, New Scientist Jul 2 2005

A Coming Dark Age for Innovation?

Waiting for the lights to go out

Is technology’s dark age approaching?

Science: Wanna be an inventor? Don’t bother

The End Of Innovation?

Is Technological Progress Slowing down?

Referenced in the following books:


First published on March 4th, 2009 at 12:40 pm (EST) and last modified on March 4th, 2009 at 12:41 pm (EST).