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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
#52 - nessisary
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(04/17/2013) [-]
here's another thing:

JFK said we'd go to the moon. it took us 6 years to get there after that with no experience.

Obama said it would take 20, with experience and better technology.

This says less about our economical status, as it's doubtful we'll be in the same position in 20 years, and more about our intelligence level. it's largely due to technology that this happens, as technology has become more of a replacement than an addition to our lifestyles. instead of actively trying to get an answer to something, we use a calculator, spell check, or google to get the answer for us.

Like some proof? America- one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world- is nowhere near the top of the list in intelligence (and the top in confidence, breeding the worst kind of employee ever). America is passing laws to allow foreign students in an engineering program to stay permanently (presumably because Americans can't do it.)

It's not all bad though. as a minority, us smart people will be more capable of getting jobs in the states while all the swagfags do the menial tasks we don't want to do.
User avatar #53 to #52 - robinwilliamson
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(04/17/2013) [-]
Michio Kaku says in 20 years we'll have nuclear fusion power, Google glasses, intelligent wallpaper, cancer elimination (already have the nanotech to do it), self driving cars even safer than human drivers, and some other cool things he mentions in "The world in 2030"
So I don't think it'll be too miserable
#54 to #53 - nessisary
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(04/17/2013) [-]
but how much of that will have come from America? I'm not saying the quality of life will be poor. The quality of character in the states however, is a different story.

And a lot of this medical/technological advancement will not really originate in the US.