Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Time magazine's 50 best inventions of 2009

As we approach year-end, everyone begins posting their N best things of 2009. Each year, Time does precisely this for the best inventions. And their 50 best of 2009 are out here. Topping the list are NASA's Ares Rockets. "The space shuttle is a flying truck: fine for the lunch-bucket work of hauling cargo a couple of hundred miles into space, but nothing more...." The top 5 rounds out with (2) Tank-Bred Tuna, (3) the $10 million lightbulb, (4) the smart thermostat and (5) controller-free gaming. I had only intended on listing the top 5, but coming in at number 6 is teleportation. (How is teleportation only number 6?)

Time also published its list of the 5 worst inventions for 2009.


  1. The machinery field always has it ups and downs and is always changing but progress will never stop. Even in a questionable economy there is always room for growth and expansion. The will and strength of the people is what makes us all able to move forward and accomplish great feats together and construction has always been the backbone of this country no matter the economic status.

  2. I really admire this, I mean it really looks interesting!