Dean Kamen — American Inventor born on April 05, 1951,

Dean L. Kamen is an American entrepreneur and inventor... (wikipedia)

You have teenagers thinking they're going to make millions as NBA stars when that's not realistic for even 1 percent of them. Becoming a scientist or engineer is.
More than ever, the world needs good engineers. However, the pool of talent is shrinking not growing.
My biggest worry is I'm running out of time and energy. Thirty years ago I thought 10 years was a really long time.
A patent, or invention, is any assemblage of technologies or ideas that you can put together that nobody put together that way before. That's how the patent office defines it. That's an invention.
To me, innovations are the wheel, fire, language, movable type. There are not 3 million innovations; there are 3 million inventions.