From the first fixed-wing aircraft, to rocketry, to jet engines, American innovation put a man on the moon with less computing power than a modern washing machine. Materials science, chemistry, engineering, computer science and a host of other disciplines were all areas in which America led in the 20th century as we pushed the boundaries of Turner’s Frontier thesis into the sky and beyond.
Well, what about today, in the 21st century? As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, what’s the next frontier for American innovation? Instead of new land to explore, or new heights to achieve, I believe that the next frontier for American innovation is one that’s already all around us. It’s available from our desks and waits for us to unlock its potential.
The next frontier is digital.