Flash Forward: James Dyson on Why We Need Innovation

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Over the past few weeks, The Takeaway has been talking about innovation — what it is, and how we can spark more of it. We've talked about medicine, communication, education, and technology, among other topics. And we've talked with some of the biggest names and inventors out there. We wrap up our series with one of the most famous modern innovators in the world: James Dyson.

Dyson is the legendary inventor most famous for his bagless vacuum cleaner and super-fast hand dryer. He recently made headlines with his assertion that the U.S. could remedy its trade deficit with some good old-fashioned innovation.


James Dyson

Produced by:

Kristen Meinzer

Comments [1]

Mark from New York, NY

Are rare earth metals used in the magnets to power the vacuum cleaner, etc.? Can substitutes for these rare earths be found to avoid the economic blackmail sometimes associated with the trade of rare earth materials? Also, how "green" are these products?

Nov. 08 2011 10:24 AM

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