From Bernadette Tansey for Xconomy:
“When you’re looking back on a year that’s winding up, it’s tempting to try to name the one new product that’s going to change the world.
Our stories from the San Francisco Bay region have certainly turned up some candidates—from the Apple Watch to a potential new method of gene therapy nicknamed CRISPR/Cas9, which a University of California, Berkeley, professor has helped turn into a biomedical research sensation.
But our coverage also suggests another way of looking at innovation. While a sole company or product can sometimes change the economy and even the culture, those big changes often come when a mass of creative people attack the same problems in a similar way. They inspire each other to invent fresh and often unpredictable combinations.”