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Originally posted by magicmushroom
Face the facts the ongoing situation in the US will see its removal from the superpower stage to one of a regional power especially when the NAU comes into being because as such the USA will cease to exist.
America's farmers are the world's most productive. Today, each U.S. farmer produces food and fiber for 144 people.
Clearly you know nothing about technology, or how technology is developed. You should learn the story of how the first integrated circuit was first developed.
The integrated circuit was conceived by a radar scientist, Geoffrey W.A. Dummer (1909-2002), working for the Royal Radar Establishment of the British Ministry of Defence, and published at the Symposium on Progress in Quality Electronic Components in Washington, D.C. on May 7, 1952. He gave many symposiums publicly to propagate his ideas. Dummer unsuccessfully attempted to build such a circuit in 1956. The integrated circuit was independently co-invented by Jack Kilby of Texas Instruments and Robert Noyce of Fairchild Semiconductor  around the same time. Kilby recorded his initial ideas concerning the integrated circuit in July 1958 and successfully demonstrated the first working integrated circuit on September 12, 1958.
G.W.A. Dummer was born in Hull. Yorkshire, England, 25 February 1909, and educated at Sale High School and Manchester College of Technology. His first job was with Mullard Radio Valve Company in 1931 examining defective valves returned by customers to establish the cause of failure, the company’s aim being to attribute the cause to rough handling to avoid having to supply free replacements. Technicians were expected to process up to 1000 valves per day.
Kilby received his bachelor of science degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he is an honorary member of the Acacia fraternity. In 1947, he received a degree in Electrical Engineering. He obtained his master of science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1950, while simultaneously working at Centralab in Milwaukee.
Robert Noyce was born in Burlington, Iowa to Ralf and Harriet Noyce. He graduated with a BA in physics from Grinnell College in 1949 and a Ph.D. in physics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1953.
Opressive societies like China will never dominate technology, because innovation requires free thinking, and oppressive societies smoother free thinkers. Russia has gone from communism to extreme capitalism.
You make this argument that if any nation on Earth has technology that competes with the U.S., then that is proof that the U.S. is falling apart, and that is a nonsense argument.
Congrats to the Russians, they dominate Dakar, but that is a long ways from them being able to claim that they make the best trucks in the world, because they don't.
Your argument that because this country competes with the U.S. on this, and that country competes with the U.S. on that, is proof that the U.S. has lost it, is nonsense. The U.S. is only a small percentage of the worlds population. We can't be the best at everthing, and just because we are not the best at everything doesn't mean that we, as a nation, are dead.
When you find out the the answer to this question, you will be on your way grasshopper. The people who develop the ideas and come up with the insights, and the people who get the credit are often not always the same people.
rittain was a constitutional monarchy, with a PM who held the real reigns of power. People of the Western Euripean nations had more freedoms in the nineteenth century
Suffrage in the United Kingdom was slowly changed over the course of the 19th and 20th centuries to allow universal suffrage through the use of the Reform Acts and the Representation of the People Acts.
* Reform Act 1832 - extended voting rights to adult males who rented propertied land of a certain value, so allowing 1 in 7 males in the UK voting rights
* Reform Act 1867 - enfranchised all male householders, so increasing male suffrage to the United Kingdom
* Representation of the People Act 1884 - amended the Reform Act of 1867 so that it would apply equally to the countryside; this brought the voting population to 5,500,000, although 40% of males were still disenfranchised, whilst women could not vote
* Between 1885-1918 moves were made by the suffragette movement to ensure votes for women. However, the duration of the First World War stopped this reform movement. See also The Parliamentary Franchise in the United Kingdom 1885-1918.
* Representation of the People Act 1918 - the consequences of World War I convinced the government to expand the right to vote, not only for the many men who fought in the war who were disenfranchised, but also for the women who helped in the factories and elsewhere as part of the war effort. Property restrictions for voting were lifted for men, who could vote at 21; however women's votes were given with these property restrictions, and were limited to those over 30 years old. This raised the electorate from 7.7 million to 21.4 million with women making up 40% of the electorate. Seven percent of the electorate had more than one vote. The first election with this system was the United Kingdom general election, 1918
* Representation of the People Act 1928 - this made women's voting rights equal with men, with voting possible at 21 with no property restrictions
The U.S. remains the worlds technology leader. While other nations compete, the U.S. still remains in the lead. All the evidence provided shows this to still be true
I have already provided a list of some of the greatest inventors of all time who did not graduate from college, how much more proof do you need?
While our tech advantage may be eroding, even by your own admission, we are still on top. The reality is that the tech race has always been very close. Now the competition is getting even stiffer, with all the billions from China and India catching up, and Europe coming together. If the U.S. can maintain a technological lead against such odds, it will be a tremendous feat.
Actually I provided considerable proof that most of the worlds greatest inventors were not college eductated, but ignoring the evidence seems to be your main technique.
The U.S. education system has always been failing miserably. See my point above, and yet we always manage to stay on top. You seem to suffer from the delusion of believing theory and ignoring reality. Lots of people suffer from the same affliction.
Originally posted by St Udio
the 'American Way Of Life' has to include the automobile...
the former way of 'muscle cars' 'SUVs" and rapid style obsolesence
needs to be put into the Museum of history...