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The Decades That Invented the Future, Part 7: 1961-1970


Sometimes, though, something truly revolutionary cuts through the clutter and fundamentally changes the game. And with that in mind, Wired is looking back over 12 decades to highlight the 12 most innovative people, places and things of their day. From the first transatlantic radio transmissions to cellphones, from vacuum tubes to microprocessors, we'll run down the most important advancements in technology, science, sports and more.

This week's installment takes us back to 1961-1970, when the seeds for the compact disc were planted, the world met the computer mouse for the first time and a beloved U.S. president was assassinated.

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