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    Velcro?


    I wonder how many we could come up with here.
     
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    Lightbulb? Braille? Photography?
     
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    Rolled toilet paper!

    Vibrators!

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    In 1802, Humphry Davy had what was then the most powerful electrical battery in the world at the Royal Institution of Great Britain. In that year, he created the first incandescent light by passing the current through a thin strip of platinum, chosen because the metal had an extremely high melting point. It was not bright enough nor did it last long enough to be practical, but it was the precedent behind the efforts of scores of experimenters over the next 75 years.[8] In 1809, Davy also created the first arc lamp with two carbon charcoal rods connected to a 2000-cell battery; it was demonstrated to the Royal Institution in 1810.

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    The Braille system was based on a method of communication originally developed by Charles Barbier in response to Napoleon's demand for a code that soldiers could use to communicate silently and without light at night called night writing

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    Starting in 1829[16] he began collaborating on improved photographic processes with Louis Daguerre, and together they developed the physautotype, a process that used lavender oil. The partnership lasted until Niépce’s death in 1833. Daguerre continued with experimentation, eventually developing a process that little resembled that of Niépce.[17] He named this the "Daguerreotype", after himself. He managed in 1839 to get the government of France to purchase his invention on behalf of the people of France.

    All via wikipedia
     
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    So you get Braille via Napoleon. The other two were not invented due to government vision or incentive.

    1/3.

    You still have the Wright Brothers, Velcro, toilet paper and vibrators to go.

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    The Wright Brothers got help from the US Weather Bureau.

    Rolled toilet paper doesn't qualify.

    If France didn't buy the photographic information it would have probably not become part of public usage.

    I was under the impression that the Royal Institute was funded publicly but I may be incorrect on that one.
     
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    None of those are government vision or incentive.

    The government didn't say "Hey, it would be great if you invented xxx", or "Hey, we have an issue, invent something to fix problem xxx" or "Hey, invent this and we'll give you money".
     

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