Last post I argued that there are no economic or brain-power limits to innovation. That the single factor holding back innovation is simply the policies we choose.
This isn’t just speculation: we can actually look back to our own recent technological “Golden Age” in the late 1800’s. Indeed, when we laugh today at the optimism of 1880 or 1900 visions of the future, it’s only because we have failed to keep the innovation engine humming the way people back then took for granted.
So what changed, exactly?