350 YEARS OF GENIUS BRITISH INNOVATIONS – In the graphic below, is a representation of the 50 Greatest British inventions which all have significantly contributed to the way we live our lives today.
Image – Daily Mail
Today, British innovation, industry and manufacturing are almost dead. Britain has become known as a nation of social welfare, illegal immigrants and inept and dishonest politicians. How far we have fallen from the tree depends on your point of view but one thing is clear – with almost no backing by the past or present government for British innovation, the trend of Britain being a pioneering country will continue to slip away quietly into the night.
Sir James Dyson, CEO and inventor of the famous Dyson Vacuum Cleaner is urging the government to do more and if ever the government should take note this is one fine example.
“The Government must do more to attract the brightest and best into engineering and science so that we can compete internationally. We need tangible technology that we can export.” Sir James Dyson.
This statement is a clear and undeniable statement. Britain has lost its edge, but it could, with the right type of investment from the government, be the answer to so many problems Britain has. What we need to do is make the tag ‘Made in Britain’ great again and with this lift the spirit of the British people and give them back the pride they so much need in order to restore faith in the country and its economy.
After the recent scandalous report over the wasteful spending of Foreign Aid, currently standing at £8 billion a year and due to rise to over £12 billion by 2015, wouldn’t this funding be far better utilized for the revival of our innovative technology sector?
When you study the graphic you will quickly realise that Britain is responsible for so much of the world’s technology, or it was, and this includes everyday items such as the telephone, the light bulb and where would we be without Jet Engine Technology that was invented by Frank Whittle, which now powers commercial aircraft around the world?
We can learn from our history and we can use this knowledge to once again revive an industry that is paramount to reviving the fortunes of the United Kingdom and giving back the British Pride that is so sorely missed in today’s society.