Top of Mind's 5 Must-Read Articles in Entrepreneurship
Every year I wait for the lists. Those that list the most innovative things to happen this past year. MIT Technology Review's list is one of these. The 10 greatest breakthroughs and innovations in technology. It takes a deep dive into each of the 10 technologies. This year it was things like brain mapping and agricultural drones.
To me, this list represents America's ingenuity at its best. These are technologies that have the potential to change the way the world lives, works and plays. And along the way, the development of these innovations--in the medical, programming, and environmental fields--most likely mean a few new jobs here and there. And rest assured, jobs around the 10 greatest breakthroughs and innovations in technology, probably don’t pay minimum wage. Just another reason why innovation = job creation.
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10 Breakthrough Technologies 2014 | MIT Technology Review
This is a really interesting list of ten true milestones and breakthroughs in technology. These things are solving real world problems—innovation at its best.
The American Middle Class Is No Longer the World’s Richest
Over the past three decades, America’s middle class is no longer the most affluent in the world. Instead, other advanced countries and their middle class have received higher raises. Economic growth in the U.S. may still be as high, but very few Americans are benefiting.
U.S. 10th in Average Internet Speed Rankings, S. Korea Still No. 1
For the most part, Internet connection in the U.S. improved last year (welcome, Google Fiber). However, the U.S. is still 10th worldwide on connection speed. South Korea continues to have some of the best Internet penetration with average connection speeds of 22 megabits per second.
For the first time, the majority of Americans are using smartphones — even seniors
Fifty-one percent of individuals over the age of 55 now possess a smartphone. Seventy percent of individuals in the U.S. now own a smartphone. This means continued growth of social media and more interaction shifted to mobile use.
Avoid These Social Media Dead Zones
Social media can serve as a wonderful promotional tool for startups. An infographic on Entrepreneur.com shows the worst times to post on certain social media accounts.