Danger: America Is Losing Its Edge In Innovation - CIO Central - CIO Network - Forbes
- Danger: America Is Losing Its Edge In Innovation Jan. 20 2011 - 7:52 pm | 24,167 views | 1 recommendation | 20 comments Posted by Eric Savitz
- Almost every adult I've talked with in these countries shares a belief that the path to success is paved with science and engineering.
- In China, eight of the top nine political posts are held by engineers. In the U.S., almost no engineers or scientists are engaged in high-level politics, and there is a virtual absence of engineers in our public policy debates
- In a global, knowledge-driven economy there is a direct correlation between engineering education and innovation. Our success or failure as a nation will be measured by how well we do with the innovation agenda, and by how well we can advance medical research, create game-changing devices and improve the world.
- have rightly concluded that the way to win in the world economy is by doing a better job of educating and innovating
- U.S. consumers spend significantly more on potato chips than the U.S. government devotes to energy R&D.
- China has replaced the U.S. as the world's number one high-technology exporter.
- Charles Darwin observed that it is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but rather the one most adaptable to change.
- If we place the emphasis we should on education, research and innovation we can lead the world in the decades to come. But the only way to ensure we remain great tomorrow is to increase our investment in science and engineering today. Norm Augustine is an IEEE Life Fellow and retired chairman and CEO of Lockheed Martin.