Poll: Most doubt US will lead on science, tech in 2020

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    Poll: Most doubt US will lead on science, tech in 2020

    By Elise Viebeck - 09/20/12 03:26 PM ET


    I'd support the compete pull out of our military out of the middle east to keep our number one position. I'd rather have a super advance military here at home than the current mess in the middle east.
     
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    What percentage of likely voters would know enough about science and technology to make that prediction?

    Why do you post this nonsense?
     
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    It all depends on who our president is.
     
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    Sad report
     
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    If we DON'T lead in science/Tech in 2020, our kids will shopping at the dump and not even WalMart..

    I was cheering Obama for about 12 seconds when he got honest about "some jobs not coming back" during the last debate. He started to talk about what ACTUALLY NEEDED to be done to bring jobs back and protect a middle class wage..

    But then (like you my pal Matthew) he immediately LAUNCHED INTO what the FEDS needed to do to accomplish these goals.. As tho 200Mill American workers are just sitting around eating Cheetos waiting on him to "train the engineers we need" or "create the tools neccessary for MODERN manufacturing"...

    That part is complete horseshit.. And anyone following along on why the economy is contracting knows that.

    We BETTER get our act together and do the HARD JOBS that the rest of the world just can't do.. Because we don't have the leisure of BLOWING our lead in science/tech.. Not even for one political regime fixated on anti-consumption, anti-growth policies DICTATED by Central Planning offices...
     
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    I wonder what scientific discoveries "most" people have come up with? :lol:
     
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    We are where we should be.
    Seems we have people who are more interested
    in being involved in flash mobs and gang violence
    instead of studying..

    Well why should they.
    All they need is to make it to adulthood and vote Democrat.
    They know they will be taken care of.
     
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    Most people don't make presentations at scientific or industrial conferences.. But EVERYONE depends on America remaining a fertile ground for innovation and entreprenuership.. We don't need EVERYONE to be a trained physicist, MBA or engineer, but those are the PREREQUISITES for stimulating an economy that HAS TO differentiate itself from a countries that currently thrive on "cheap labor".. Even in those exploding Asian economies, they know that "cheap labor" will not last. Stuff will get built soon without armies of factory workers.

    The ugly truth is pal --- sweat equity jobs are gonna be harder to find. And we can't all "service" each other to death.. The economy is GLOBAL, and MORE folks have to step up their game. The definition of a job used to be more dependent on OTHER FOLKS whims. Today -- you can be a journalist or composer or product designer in your basement. The folks who just want to work 9 to 5, pick up the paycheck and tune out are not gonna have a lot of Help Wanted ads to read.

    A much broader skill set is gonna be required. Doesn't mean you need 5 or 8 years of college, but it DOES mean more flexibility and adaptability and an economic/political environment that ENCOURAGES creation of companies with new ideas and products. So that the OLD Lethargic Mega Multi-Nationals have to worry about competition and serving the actual needs of the market.
     
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    Obama has been VERY ANTI-Science and Technology outside of green. This is a fact.

    He has been a disaster within military tech and space.
     
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    The truth is that American education and though still gives us the creativity we need to have science advancements. Sure, other countries might score higher than us and have a slightly better technical understanding of science, but they are training their students to be engineers, not scientist. People who can use technology, but will not be pushing the forefront of science.
     

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