15 Innovations That Were Banned For Being Too Innovative

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People are always coming up with better tools, better processes, and better products, and that's an objectively good thing. The thing is, sometimes the new invention is so far ahead of the competition that it's too good. And our solution is to ban it or make it illegal, to give the rest of the field time to catch up.

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