The heroic tales of innovators are misleading us: we can deduce almost without looking that the deepest core of innovation must spring from mind-sources more sophisticated than economic motivations, profit.
The real second coming of innovation needs to come to a postcapitalist society. The impulse to innovate will come from developed self-consciousness and its deeper level of creativity.
We lose a lot of talent to the capitalist degradation of creative minds. Many innovaors refuse on principle to participate in capitalist greed-mills