Invention and innovation continue to change the world around us. However, it’s often forgotten that there is generally a significant time lag between the date a product is launched and when it makes an impact on society. For example, Wilbur and Orville Wright designed, built and flew the world’s first airplane at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in 1903. It transformed the world. Yet, in 1903 there was no recognition of the significance of the event. It received no acknowledgement in the press. It wasn’t until 1906 that the New York Times even mentioned the Wright brothers’ achievement.