This week we're diving into all things innovation and tech, starting with the 100 best inventions, mental models and more.
The 100 Best Inventions of 2021 TIME brings you 100 innovations changing how we live. Discover interesting gadgets, cutting-edge tech and more. Some picks: vaccines for COVID-19 and malaria, tools to make written text audible, seamless 3D woven pants.
Picking out two to illustrate: Metcalfe's Law explains most social networks: they cost a lot to get up and running, but once they hit a certain scale, they keep winning. If they don't reach critical mass, a death spiral ensues. Zimmermann’s Law explains how free products can build rich businesses by leveraging the power of data. Google, Facebook, Amazon and more use data points to serve us things we want to see (and spend money on!)
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