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8 Situations Where A Tiny Difference Can Change The World

One percent may seem like a little, but the change it can make is actually a lot. GE is using the Industrial Internet to build smarter jet engines, locomotives, and everything in-between. Just a 1% operating improvement across these technologies could save us billions of dollars. Here's eight other ways that a 1% improvement could change our lives for the better.

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3. The average American spends 14 hours a year sitting in traffic.

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If traffic lights were 1% more efficient, we could spend 4.2 billion more hours researching photos of baby sloths.

5. The average American spends 20 minutes a year waiting for delayed flights

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If flights were 1% more efficient, we'd have 1 million more hours to spend trying to make Grumpy Cat happy.