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It's sometimes tempting to classify the greatest innovators as rebels. After all, people like Henry Ford and George Washington Carver are famous for finding unorthodox solutions to our country's problems.
But with new ideas come new dangers, and it's important that safety standards modernize as quickly as technology.
Tom Loughlin is executive director of The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, who helped us with our Search for America's Greatest Innovation.
Tom is a firm believer in the power of innovation to keep our infrastructure safe and to move America forward.America's Greatest Innovation Revealed