Top Ten Technologies of 2008 from Wired. What? No Blue Brain?

Wired has their list of the top ten technology breakthroughs of 2008.    Here’s the list.  I’m not sure I can get too excited about anybody that makes breakthrough *number one* the Apple Developer Aps Store, but it’s an interesting list at the least with everything from flexible displays (cool, but not out yet) to the Speedo LZR super slick swimsuits.     Hmmm – swimsuits and Apple application stores?    I’m kind of wondering if somebody put this together last night after a big turkey dinner.

C’mon Wired, surely there’s better stuff out there than this list?

With CES 2009 coming up in about ten days I’m confident that a better list than this, which we’ll be creating here at Technology Report during the Las Vegas conference, will have the top ten innovations *including* some of the superb innovations we are likely to see unveiled at CES.

However I should say it’ll be hard to top my current choice for top technology breakthrough of 2008 which came from the IBM Blue Brain project lab – a computerized simulation of a rat neocortical column.    Doesn’t sound impressive to you?   Keep in mind – that would be in the mind that equals your cerebrum which is largely composed of neocortical columns –  that the Blue Brain project may be on track to deliver a fully functional artificial intelligence.