Originally Posted by Firefly7475
Is there a product that hasn't
been in response to some kind of competition?
Depends on how vaguely you describe competition.
Truly innovative products have competition only in a very broad sense. The problem is that few people understand true innovation.
First personal computer. Sure, it had to compete with calculators and board games, but in a very real sense, it created a new market.
First telephone. It had to compete with the postal service, but in a very real sense, it created a new market.
First GPS system. Competes with maps and asking for directions, but it is in a very real sense something new rather than a response to competition.
Fire. I suppose you could argue that the invention of fire (or, more likely, the discovery that it could be controlled) competed with freezing to death, being eaten by animals, and killing yourself from eating spoiled food. But, realistically, it was truly something new.