Flash Forward: The Risky Business of Innovation

The Takeaway is speaking with top innovators around the world about how to keep America moving forward. What is the “spark” that separates a minor tweak from a major leap forward? What advances will assure that the United States moves forward economically in the 21st century? And how can simple modifications turn existing technology – from an insulin pump to a cell phone – into game-changers?

In these six stories we speak to both innovators and experts to get their take, on some of the latest technology and how it's being used, as well as the bigger picture: how innovation happens and how it's nurtured.