The actual population of China is much more than the official figure of 1.6 billion. None of them can innovate. China's missile, nuclear and other programs may be all plagiarism. Africa has a populace of about 1 billion. None of them can innovate. Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran and Arab countries have some population. How many can innovate? India has a population of well above 1.2 billion. Indians cannot innovate. The original inhabitants of Americas were uncivilized spear chucking tribals. They could not innovate. The original inhabitants of Australia and New Zealand were aborigines. They could not innovate. Countries having European and Soviet origin people have minuscule population. Within that not more than 0.1% can innovate. Leave alone other countries, the percentage may not be higher even in Jewish majority Israel. The proportion of innovative people may be high in Japan and its neighbours but they had to pay a heavy price in the form of earthquakes. Origin in environment of cold climate coupled with frequent earthquakes made Japanese innovative. Only people with certain qualities can survive such conditions. As more earthquakes occur those qualities intensify. A combination of origin in cold climate and earthquakes define the Japanese and adjacent nations. Over umpteen generations this combination moulded and chiseled the Japanese mind into what it is. IT ALL MEANS A NANOSCOPIC POPULATION IS DRIVING THE WORLD. SO FEW PEOPLE HAVE THE CALIBER TO INNOVATE.