Don’t Take Innovation for Granted

Judy Estrin, JLABS, LLC

Not only does innovation drive the economy, says JLABS CEO Judy Estrin, but it influences the very quality of our day-to-day life. However, Estrin believes real innovations need decades of institutional push and resources behind them to develop. Here she asserts that we’ve become too shortsighted and more risk averse when it comes to developing new technology, and that this cultural shift away from innovative breeding grounds is to our own long-term detriment.