20 Great, World-Changing Ideas (That Were Ignored)

Mankind has always been inventive -- it's the reason why we no longer have to poop and run away from gigantic jungle cats anymore. But for as far as we've gotten, we've kind of missed the mark by shunning some great ideas during our existence.

So here is our tribute to innovative technologies we could've had, if not for all the dumb, sneering philistines of the human race.

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20 Great, World-Changing Ideas (That Were Ignored)

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Entry by Chan Teik Onn

Founded in 2005, Amp'd Mobile invented the first entertainment-based cellphone two years before the iPhone. It featured a 3G connection, apps, and Liv

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Entry by CheezyWorm22

Andrew Charalambous, owner of the Bar Surya, outfitted the floor of his club with plezoelectric cells that capture some of the mechanical energy expan

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You'd think people needing insulin would much rather inhale it than have it injected, wouldn't you? THAT'S WHAT PFIZER THOUGHT AS WELL. However, in 20

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20 Great, World-Changing Ideas (That Were Ignored)

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CRACKEDOON THE DAT (DIGITAL AUDIO TAPE] WAS DEVELOPED BY SONY IN THE '80S AS A DIGITAL REPLACEMENT FOR CASSETTE TAPES. IT COULD RECORD AND PLAY AUDIO

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Entry by John E.

In 1982 A MODULAR CAR CALLED THE Its entire cabin CAPSULA could be replaced, WAS PRESENTED BY turning it into a ITALDESIGN different kind of car as it

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The 1981 Cadillac Fleetwood was available with a V-8-6-4 engine, which could operate on only four six cylinders depending on driving conditions. or

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Entry by Chan Teik Onn

Dome homes were first designed in the 60s and proved to be nigh- indestructible by hurricanes and other disasters. A concrete dome costs about the s

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PROJECT ORION was given serious consideration by the U.S. government in the late G ae: 50s and early. '60s: Its goal was to develop spaceships driven

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Entry by Comunacho

CRACKEDO CON Over the centuries there have been several attempts to reform the English spelling system, to make it simpler, more consistent and closer

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Entry by Randallw

Starting in the late '30s, companies suCh as Finch Telecommunications Laboratories, and RCA, offered radio facsimile devices that would allow consumer

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Entry by LilySprite

QR Codes started appearing on everything but the kitchen sink (and maybe that too) around 2009... But a couple years later only about 17% of smartphon

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Entry by Chan Teik Onn

CRACKED cOr CINERAMA WAS INTRODUCED IN 1952, 56 YEARS BEFORE THE CONCEPTION OF IMAX TECHNOLOGY. IT DELIVERED FULL RANGE OF PERIPHERAL VISION TO SPECTA

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Entry by cdpky

Using technology invented in 1958 MCA and Phillips released Laserdiscs to the public in 1978. They offered superior video and sound quality compared t

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Entry by Sagar Parikh

PAY BY TOUCH Ipleee 2AG Conte con 8u 2 3 t ORO Pay By Touch had the idea to use biometrics to authorize payments back in 2002. Fingerprint scans would

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Entry by Drewlittler

The British-Fre Concorde was the world's first and only supersonic passenger jet. Not only did it look badass, it trans- ported up to 100 passengers i

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Entry by Jordan Rudow

In 2007, the US began production of the presidential series of dollar coins, with the hope of eventually replacing the dollar bill. The idea was that

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In the late eighties, when secondhand smoke became a major public concern (and years before vaping became a thing) RJ Reynolds spent $325 million to

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Entry by cdpky

The Tucker 48 was a car truly ahead of its time. Inventor Preston Tucker was the first auto manufacturer after WWIL to develop a car that included a r