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?

tol/life_and_style/article575370.ece”>Waiting for the lights to go out

Is tech­nol­o­gy’s dark age approach­ing?

tor.htm”>Science: Wan­na be an inventor? Don’t both­er

The End Of Inno­va­tion?

topics/singularity/critiques.html”>Is Tech­no­log­i­cal Progress Slow­ing down?


Ref­er­enced in the fol­low­ing books:

[amazonify]174175318X[/amazonify] [amazonify]1905570139[/amazonify] [amazonify]1921019638[/amazonify] [amazonify]1419624164[/amazonify]

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

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