TIME’s Top 50 Best Inventions ’09

Did ya’ll realize that there are still magazines in print? Surprise, my ninjas! It’s true. Lucky for us, TIME hasn’t been totally banished to the nether realm yet.

I was watching a true vestige of the past, CNN, earlier today and I saw this list of 2009’s fifty best inventions. They have all sorts of marginally cool inventions, the most of which is an electronic eye to restore partial eyesight to the blind. They even have vertical farming on there, which you already know we’re excited about. I’d advocate checking out the list if you’re able to tear yourself away from us for a bit. The image above is a visualization from one of their listees, Planetary Skin, which combines formerly isolated environmental data into a scalable, fully integrated model for measuring specific environmental impacts.

Along with the top fifty list TIME also has a list of the worst inventions of 2009. I’m not going to go too far into it except to say that I strongly disagree with its contents. For instance, they thoroughly hate on Pride, Prejudice, and Zombies (a reinterpretation mashup of some Jane Austen book I’ve never heard of, read, or cried through), which I’m pretty sure I’ve recommended to everybody just based on concept. In fact you can just click the image and buy it right now.

Similarly, the gas mask bra (below), which seems like a hella good idea to most any ninja, got the same sort of treatment. One man’s trash my friend, one man’s trash.

Anyway, check it out: TIME’s Top 50 Inventions of 2009 and let’s not forget the Top Worst

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Posted: November 14th, 2009
at 6:36pm by Black Ock


Categories: web,business,gear,design

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