Is the United States the most innovative country in the world?
Yes. But Germany comes very close passing us by.
In which category?
This reminds me of the question during The Newsroom episode 1.
Not at all
Dumb Republicans are sad. The only think you republicans are innovative at his making electric scooters to use at walmart because you are so fat, coal, wal-mart, and making mass amounts of Trump merchandise from china. Everything that the US creates that was important was from government sanctioned research programs from NASA. Democrats progress, Republicans still cant use the internet properly.
Sorry, guys. Let me translate that.
Dumb Democrats are sad. The only think you democrats are innovative at his making electric scooters to use at walmart because you are so fat, coal, wal-mart, and making mass amounts of Clinton merchandise from china. Everything that the US creates that was important was from government sanctioned research programs from NASA. Republicans progress, Democrats still cant use the internet properly.
We used to be until the rise of liberalism.
Yeah those liberal's like Steve jobs and mark zuckerberg are known for being non innovative
Go to South Korea and answer this question.
We are, but we will not stay that way if the federal government keeps cutting budgets for research. Something like 90% of the innovations in our country are fueled at least partly by government funding.
All the innovations are happening in Europe now
How does anyone answer no to this!? It takes effort to be that stupid.
Pfffft. Just checked the pie charts, it's the democrats again.
It was until politicians sold us out
It seems that way to me.
We used to be, but under the recent Obama administration, we fell behind in this regard, where as countries like Japan and China are leaving us in the dust. Hopefully under a new president we can get back to where we were
You are so full of shit you fuvking post stinks. Shut up with that nonsense dummy.
You don't think that the United States being ranked 14th in edumacation mite haf somfin ta do wif tha(
Exactly we're 14th in education while the countries I listed are ahead of us, and the people in those countries can probably spell "might have something to do with that" unlike certain people here in America
Aw you think you're smart huh?
Yes I do think I'm intelligent
Most stupid people do
Not really. It's in place by imperialism and being largely untouched in two massive world wars. The majority of its STEM innovation has been built through a process known as brain drain and an influx of foreign students. The US can barely produce its own STEM students.
The only thing the US is good at in innovation is getting away with the worst/second worst incarceration rates on the planet and screwing people over to make money.
So we produce the the most innovative corporate scientists.
Although I agree we benefited greatly from the two world wars, I would argue our "brain absorption" (because it's the opposite of a drain) is what makes us the most innovative country. We have a superficial-but-inclusive culture of opportunity that attracts and cultivates innovation unlike anywhere else on the planet.
That's like saying some who plagiarized a paper is innovative for the act of plagiarizing. The US picks up people from wartorn and failing countries. Take early to mid 1900s where the us had an influx of german thinkers and scientists. Take the war in Syria where the educated people, again, seek a more stable life where their knowledge affords them decent living.
I agree with everything except the first sentence. America's greatest asset is that we are a nation of immigrants. You know, the whole "Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free" thing. It's not "plagiarism" because we didn't rip off some other country. We are simply a new world nation where virtually everyone came from somewhere else (even, arguably the indigenous people albeit a long time ago) that encouraged a culture of immigration/assimilation.
In fact, it's been so successful that old world countries in Europe tried doing the same thing and opened up their immigration policies, but with less success because due to the depth of their national cultures they can't assimilate as well as we do. It's funny you mention Syria because the son of a Syrian immigrant (Steve Jobs) went on to found the most financially successful company in history... as an American. ;) That's the key... once you become a citizen you are fully American and your former nationality is immaterial.
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Understand difference between innovation and invention. Innovation is the ability to invent something that others will buy. On this note nobody even comes close to comparing to America. Name another country that has provided something truly innovative outside the US. Others may take what we already have and reinvent it but they do not innovate.
In terms of technology, we're up there with the likes of Japan. In terms of scientific discovery, we are due to the number of research universities we have. In terms of government/politics/democracy, absolutely not.
One word: Internet
GPS, too. Smartphones. iPod (revolutionized music formats and delivery.) Amazon. Drones.
Others build on our foundations.
Have you ever seen Japan
Name 5 world class Japanese inventions
Hentai, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Godzilla, the Samurai, and odd game shows
Also, have you seen all the robots and amazing technology they have there? Watch some travel show's episode on or and you'll understand
We must be. China steals a lot of our ideas
Whoa, I thought you were Susan for a second there
Has potential. It used to be and can be again.
Yes. And would be even more so if government would get the hell out of the way and let us innovate even more.
No, government is the source of much of our innovation. The Internet grew from the ARPAnet, computers were all government-developed and funded at first, our space program was nationalized (NASA), antitrust laws prevent monopolies
from forming and stifling competition and innovation, there are still oil subsidies being handed out for exploration and research, government is incentivising solar, wind, and other renewables, etc.. Much innovation comes with the government's help.
Indeed, Article I, Sec 8 of Constitution establishes federal right and duty to provide and enforce patent and copyright protection. Bravo! More genius displayed by the Framers! But it pretty much ends there. It does not authorize fed to regulate industries or run any of it. Just to protect the intellectual property of those who create it. Legal protection of the intellectual property of the innovator is where federal authority begins and ends. It costs very little to do this constitutionally, so the tax lowering tactics are merely innovators protecting themselves of their monetary property. They owe the federal government nothing. The protections they utilize to profit from their ideas are available to anyone who innovates. They are receiving no "special" treatment for which they "owe" the Feds. They owe them nothing but to vote for representatives who will protect those rights and their willingness to fight militarily for those rights if necessary.
All of these subsidies (oil exploration AS WELL AS solar and wind subsidies) are anti-free market, unconstitutional events and provide little or no value to such endeavors. Oil companies make enough profits to explore for their own oil. Those better and more efficient and finding it and retrieving it win. As well they should.
Entrepreneurs who have ideas to develop wind and solar into affordable and effeicient (and therefore PROFITABLE) industries, and who develop and realize these ideas to actually make them affordable and efficient, will win. As well they should. In fact, I believe they could one day make oil industry obsolete.
Presently, these industries cannot compete with fossil fuels. In this reality, the best oil companies should win. If you hate them so much, take heart. Their reign WILL someday end and they will be the losers. Removing govt from the process will only increase profit motive for those working on alternatives and bring about that change sooner.
Thoughtful reply, otto, but adherence to the Constitution or not has no value. In life, it's results that matter, not abstract principles. We've seen what kind of lifestyle unrestrained free markets give you (19th century). No thanks :p.
We test too much on previous accomplishments and not forward thinking.
Hey Democrats, what country is more innovative?
This article is very similar to other postings and articles on the topic.
Tech, just wondering but are those other articles also related to the economy or do they encompass other forms of innovation (i.e. military, medicine, government programs, etc.)
You can't really compare a rich country with a few million people like Switzerland with a 300+m population country like the us.
Sure you can, the comparison is the thought process and problem solving. We are still fighting too much to keep what was and not what we need to be.
They can forfeit things like military to advance their social security. If we weren't allied with them they would be struggling to keep up. You can compare niche similarly populated regions of the US with them and we'd be more innovative
I totally disagree. Just look at the energy issues, we are fighting to go back to coal and oil and nuclear. Other countries have invested in solar and have cut their costs. We focus too much on the short term $$ and not the long term advantages.
In popular electronics and gizmos, sure we lead, but we are too short sighted for the long term issues.
The question specifically asked us to compare them...is Switzerland not a country?
Lol. "No, we're not innovative....and the only way we will be is if you conform to my political ideology."
Hahaha. How convenient.
Look all the polls like this, Democrats are always voting negative towards America.
I think it's just realistic. We have a lot of religious gun loving hicks that don't offer much intellectually.
It's people like you and the Democrats are what's bad for America
Dufur, gun-loving hicks like Travis Taylor built our space industry. Rocket City Rednecks show off the genius of so-called hicks that goes right over y'all city-slickers' heads.
We were. Now we are falling down the list. To be innovative, you need to be progressive, and half the country is against that.
Inb4 parties and brought up, it isn't about political parties, it's about the people themselves.
You do not have to be socially progressive in order to be technologically innovative. In fact, the smothering regulatory blanket the progs swaddle our nation in stifles technological advancement. We actually need our cousins who say, "Hey Bubba, watch this!"
Well, since China seems to want to steal all of our innovation and inventions, we must be the the place where it comes from.
We were, but we aren't now. Not by a long shot.
Ever notice democrats are down on america. They should go live where they think it's better.
If you want America to be greater, stop splitting the country into two parties and hating one of them.
Seems to me Republicans were pretty down on America the last 8 years, hypocritical much?
Republicans gave it a chance. It took about a month. (The guy who stood on the floor of the Chicago Stock Exchange and ignited the Tea Party movement wasn't even a Republican, by the way - staunch Dem.)
Democrats are trying to strangle our new administration in the cradle, however. Maybe give Trump the same chance we gave Obama?
Bullshit. They vowed to obstruct the second Obama took office.
Yes they did. I remember. That was one of the few times they were as good as their word :P.
Some pundits did, but most actually in office did not. They are the ones who count. Compare and contrast with Rep. Maxine Waters.
Yeah they did. The previous house speaker has already admitted to all of it.
Yes, we are. But then we sell our patents to China and Japan, who turn a profit and perfect and market the innovations and capitalize on their sales.
Accept you can't sell patents as they are territorial and only valid in the country it was sought for. If it's a US patent, it doesnt mean shit in china.
Now if you meant "selling" the use of a patent in another country that the patent is also present, then I suppose.
Lol list 1 major Israeli invention and I will name 5 major American inventions since the creation of Israel
Read Start-up Nation.
Love the Israelis, but they get most of their tech from the good ol' USA. Hard to innovate when you are fighting an existential war.
Depends on what metrics we are using.
It was, but I think Japan is giving us a run for our money lately. They're ahead of us on robotics...some people say way ahead.
According to most studies we rank 4th, 5th, or 6th in most innovative countries in the world.
Then why are our engineering and science higher ed programs crammed with international students?
We have some of the best universities in the world. That really has nothing to do with what I originally said.
Innovation is America's specialty.
Overall, the US. However we aren't innovative in areas like education and providing healthcare to everyone who needs it, providing low cost prescription meds etc. there are far better countries to live in, that also don't restrict innovation.
Those are socialist social programs, not innovation.
Lololol. It's like EVERY. SINGLE. DEMOCRAT. on here! This is hilarious! "If you would just get on board with my political ideology, we'll be innovative...even though it has nothing to do with innovation and everything to do with shamelessly copying European socialist countries" - it's like you people have a hive mind! Hive mind thinking, for the record, isn't exactly "innovative"
You both are idiots. Innovation in healthcare and education isn't just throwing money at the problem. Innovation is contacting people and resources, using data to treat problem before they occur and to provide the correct prescription instead of the cheap version that comes with side effects that creates more problems. Innovation isn't simple, so that's probably why you don't understand it. Ps, I'm independent
Lol. Gee...thanks for the lecture.
Sincerely, a healthcare worker
Hive-mind liberals are all the same...
You must be a CNA
Lololol. No...but you were saying something about us being idiots? Please, go on.
Hive-mind elitist liberals....So glad your kind got spanked this election. I'm gonna love the next 8 years.
Haha. Actually I'm just an educated conservative, who cares about my rural city friends. lol if you think you won. Hillary was a terrible choice, but so was Trump. Corporate tax cuts and tax breaks for the rich overwhelmingly go to blue states and the well educated. I'll take my tax cuts, and watch the stock market increase my retirement. If you don't have an education or much of a 401k (i.e. A large portion of Trump supporters), then you will fall further behind. Sorry guys. I don't blame Trump supporters cause Hillary was a terrible alternative. Either way, NY figured out how to con you, again. Suckers
Sorry...but class warfare and conservatism don't exactly go hand in hand. Lol if you think they do
I don't. But I also don't think conservatism is giving tax loop holes to specific groups of people.
I also don't think conservatism is letting money influence government, giving subsidies to oil/coal, throwing people in jail for marijuana, letting government decide who can marry who and giving tax breaks to the group they choose, and gov shouldn't get involved in a woman's right to choose, etc. Those are so called "liberal" views, but they are conservatism; not to be confused with religious republicanism. But I'm also pro 2nd amendment w/ background checks, tax breaks on small business, and support freedoms of religion (for all religions); this coming from an atheist. My point is that political parties evolve. Both political parties are a mix of conservative/liberalism. And if you side 100% with one, then vilify everything the opposition supports, then you are not ideological, you are a sheep.
At no point here nor anywhere else did I imply or infer any of those points. You assumed them about me, but that's really more your problem than it is mine, isn't it? My point is that class warfare is a tactic of the left to push social programs that are inefficient, and fraught with waste, fraud and abuse - and rarely, if ever, have a positive effect on the issue they were supposedly created to fix. That's liberal schtick. That's what you're advocating. That's what Obamacare was sold on...how'd that work out for you?
I think you should take your own advice. I didn't say anything about class warfare, nor did I ever say I supported Obamacare. Ironic.
"Corporate tax cuts and tax breaks for the rich overwhelmingly go to blue states and the well educated."
Not sure what you meant by that then....perhaps you don't know what "class warfare" means?
You said hive minded liberals got spanked. I was just pointing out how the policies that Trump proposes mostly help elites and well the educated (who tend to be liberal). So I think "hive minded liberal" will do just fine. That was my point. And it's not class warfare by closing government loop wholes which were written by the elite and favor the elite. I think government playing fair isn't class warefare, but asking the government to be small and impartial. Also, I'm for corporate tax cuts, but then we must also stop giving them subsidies. They can't have it both ways.
I think the response you were looking for is "you're right anarchy"
Haha. I doubt anyone has ever said that.
Americans have dominated most technological innovations for decades. Just look at the arms industry alone. John Browning was an American and his guns were 100 years (!) ahead of their time.
The people who say Japan are assuming electronic gadgets are the only thing that matters
Vatican City takes the cake🇻🇦
No, japan wins this award
That's only some electronics
I just checked 3 top 10 and top 15 lists and Japan wasn't on even one of them
What about Hong Kong? (I know technically not a country)
Hong Kong was built as a free trading platform for a half-continent of essentially slave labor in a communist nation. All the combined wealth and prosperity of China was squeezed thru that one little island. They did not have to innovate in order to prosper.
Who can anyone say no? America is by far the most innovative country.
Japan and China produce and maybe improve but they don't innovate. Take a look at the tech and medical sectors out of Israel.
We're sliding downhill at a furious pace.
It won't be in about 4 years...
Countries are not innovative.
That's silly and nit picky.
Questions worded that way both betray and encourage sloppy thinking.
Innovators come here and work their magic
The list goes on and on
No one else comes close.
The Fatherland duh!
That'd be Japan.
Name 5 world changing Japanese inventions
Anime, Anime , Anime, Anime and Mario
Of the 10 most innovative companies in the world according Forbes, 9 are from the USA. So the obvious answer is yes.
Contrary to what Obama, thinks,says & does, American exceptionalism, is alive, well & thriving, while leading the rest of the world🇺🇸
So America is already great?
Not what it once was, but there's still hope.
It's crazy that you say that yet claim Obama had no part in it. Like, obviously...🙄
Your right, after 8yrs of Obama screw ups, when I think of him, my hair catches fire & I get a acrid taste in my mouth & nose of BO BS🤧!
We are still great but it's arguable that the US is on the decline. Our top industry is becoming the service industry...this is not a long lasting strategy for economic success. The risk we run is more $$$ leaving than coming into the country.
You do realize...American exceptionalism..is a term coined to criticize American hypocrisy over imperialism....right
It is for those who hate, yet envy America & American's success.