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Can We Speed Up Innovation?

Sometimes it's frustrating to discover that the goodies of the imagined future of our childhood fail to be realized. Whether it be the flying car or the moonbase, we wonder why can't we get innovation to move faster and get us the stuff of our dreams within our lifetime, not by and by.

But can innovation be deliberately speeded up? And if it can, what would it take? There's a very interesting study on various aspects of innovation and the effects on the rate of innovation.
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