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Re: The USA, The Most Innovative Country In The World
Reply #10 - Aug 8th, 2018 at 5:45pm
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N567 wrote on Aug 8th, 2018 at 5:42pm:
No, of course it is not new. Liberalism is the opposite of Conservatism...
Maybe it was once somewhere...

I think that because they have both become extremists, they have merged into the set of barbarian radicals.

That's in my circular model of human behavior. Smiley
  
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Reply #11 - Aug 8th, 2018 at 5:57pm
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Jeff wrote on Aug 8th, 2018 at 5:45pm:
Maybe it was once somewhere...

I think that because they have both become extremists, they have merged into the set of barbarian radicals.

That's in my circular model of human behavior. Smiley


True, good post.
  
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Reply #12 - Aug 9th, 2018 at 1:33pm
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Here are some more American inventions:

Agriculture:

Reaper
Cotton Gin
Winnowing Barn
Revolving Hay Rake
Nitrogen Cycle Crop Rotation
Internal Combustion Powered Tractor
Automatic Sprinkler
Aerial Broadcast Seeding
Nutrient Solution
Animal Transport and Handling System
Combine Harvester
Genetically Modified Organisms
Method of rapidly extracting potassium from potash using a blue dye to lower the cost of making fertilizer

Safety Equipment:

Gas Mask

Office Equipment:

Typewriter
Electric Typewriter
Stapler
Eyelet Machine
Paper Fastener
Wire Stapler
Hole Punch
Chad-Collecting Receptacle
Rectigraph Machine
Photostat Machine
Checkograph

Information Technology:

Rotary Printing Press

Exercise Equipment:

Smith Machine
Pulley Machine
Calf Machine
Leg Extension Machine
Weight Selector for Cable Machines
Resistance Band

Nutrition:

Protein Powder
Protein Bar
Nutrition Bar
Juicer

Timekeeping:

Digital Alarm Clock
Digital Wristwatch

Computers:

Motorized Mechanical Computer
Electromechanical Arcade Game
Light Gun Arcade Game
Vaccuum Tube Computer
Monitor
Keyboard
Printer
Scanner
Computer Stylus
Hard Drive
Mouse
GUI
Touchscreen
Thermal Printer
Handheld Calculator
Video Game
Video Game Console
Arcade Game
Microprocessor
Desktop PC
Laptop PC
PDA
Field-Programmable Gate Array
WebTV
Digital Video Recorder
Tablet PC
Tablet/Laptop Hybrid PC

Software:

OS
GUI OS
Word Processor
Digital Library
Media Player
Web TV
Speech-Text Converter
Text-Speech Converter
Web Browser
E-Mail
Search Engine
File Sharing
Peer-Peer File Sharing
Social Networking
File Streaming
Digital Globe
Digital World Map
Digital Street View

Electronics:

Inductor
Doorbell
Electromechanical Relay
Electromagnetic Loudspeaker
Optical Audio Disc
Carbon Microphone
Foil Electret Microphone
Edison Effect Bulb
Amplifier
Transistor
Printed Circuit Board
Cold Cathode Display
Integrated Circuit
Optical Video Disc
Laser
Synthesizer
CCD Digital Electronic Video Camera
Digital Electronic Still Camera
ATM
Checkout Counter
Barcode Scanner
Thick Film Resistor
Pacemaker
Universal Remote Control
CMOS Image Sensor
HyperSonic Sound

Telecommunications:

Telegraph
Printing Telegraph
Headphones
Universal Stock Ticker
Teletype
Telephone
Intercom
Public Broadcast System
Microphone
Electric Megaphone
Telegraph Stylus
Phonograph
Telautograph
Magnetic Wire Recording
Motion Pictures
Radio
Phonofilm
Photoelectric Paper Tape Recorder
Television Broadcasting
Space Surveillance System
Sattelite Communications
GPS
Internet
Wireless Internet
Fax Machine
Cellphone
Cable TV
Digital Cellular Networks
Touchscreen Smartphone
Camera Phone
Digital Radio
Digital TV
Internet TV

Power Generation:

Combustion Power Station
Cogeneration
Transformer
3-Phase Power
Power Grid
Solar Thermal Power
Solar Photovoltaics
Geothermal Power
Hydrothermal Power
Nuclear Power
Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor
Fusion Power
Fuel Cells

Appliances:

Coal Stove
Gas Stove
Electric Stove
Charcoal Grill
Gas Grill
Electric Grill
2-Sided Grill
Toaster
Light Bulb
Electric Searchlight
Electric Fan
Air-Conditioning
Electric Refrigerator
Electric Washing Machine
Electric Clothes Dryer
Blender
Ironing Board
Quick Fryer
Electronic Television
Microwave
Flatscreen Television

Crime Detection:

Lie Detector
Brain Fingerprinting

Oil Industry:

Oil Pipeline
Oil-Futures

Water System:

Water Tower
Fluoridation
Chlorination
Wastewater Treatment

Waste Management:

Motorized Street Sweeper
Recycling

Architecture:

Vault Lights
Skyscraper
Steel Girders
Edison Cement
Poured Concrete
Steel Rebar
Concrete Blocks
Concrete Roads
Escalator
Fly Ash Concrete Strengthener
Commuter Towns
Suburbs
Exurbs
Edge Cities

Commercial Buildings:

Food Market
Grocery
Grocery Cart
Mall
Supermarket
Supercenter

Transport:

Portage Carriage
Portage Gravity Railway
Portage Train
Propeller
Dirigible
Electric Trains w/ Multiple Unit Control
Battery Train
Diesel Train
Electric Car
Electric Motorcycle
Aerodynamic Streamlining
Streamlined Internal Combustion Powered Train
Internal
Automatic Oil Lubrication System
Mass Produced Cars, Trucks, and Buses
Roadster
Turbocharger
Pneumatic Tire
Stop Light
Self-Unloader
Speedboat
Hydroplane
Hydrofoil
Diesel Powered Ship
Diesel Powered Bulk Carrier
SWATH Hull
Jet Ship
Airplane
Rocket Nozzle
Liquid Fuel Rocket
Roadable Airplane
Helicopter
Castable Composite Solid Rocket Propellant
Gyrodyne
Tilt-Rotor Helicopter
Tilt-Jet Airplane
Rotorcraft
Lunar Lander
Space Plane
Fully Reusable Space Plane
VTOL Rocket

Mass Production:

Coal Breaker
Electrically Powered Factories
Moving Assembly Line
Industrial Robot
Industrial Server Computer
3D Printing

Construction:

Weighted Roller
Construction Equipment with Rubber Tires
Motorized Scraper
Electric Wheel Drive for Construction Equipment
Mobile Offshore Drilling Platform
Haul Truck
Rear-Eject Haul Truck Body

Mining:

Dragline Excavator
Mining Mech Big Muskie

Materials:

Boron Steel
  
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Reply #13 - Aug 9th, 2018 at 1:35pm
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Weapons:

Belton Flintlock Pistol
Belton Flintlock Musket
Pedal Powered Propeller Driven Attack Submarine
Torpedo
Steam Powered Warship
Steam Powered Ironclad Battleship
Cannon Turret
Armored Train
Anti-Railroad Mine
Railway Gun
Revolver
AT Pepperbox
Ring Lever Action Repeater
Lever Action Repeater
Metallic Cartridge
Conical Bullet
Conical Shell
Firing Pin
Gatling Gun
Clockwork Automatic Revolver
Gatling Cannon
Motorized Gatling Gun
Motorized Gatling Cannon
Recoilless Cannon
Revolver Cannon
Electrically Fired Rockets
Air Cooled Machine Gun
Electrically Detonated Mines
Mine Planter
Minelayer
Oil Fired Battleship
Oil Fired Turbo-Electric Battleship
Torpedo Bomber
All Terrain Vehicles
Jeep
Automatic Rifle
Flexible Ammunition Belt
Motorized Bullet Feed Chute
Bazooka
RDX
Tank Suspension
Convertible Tank Drive
Oxygen Scrubber
PT Boat
Landing Craft
Landing Craft Carrier
Computer Guided Artillery
Homing Torpedo
Bombsight
High Altitude Bomber
Atomic Bomb
Jet Bomber
Supersonic Fighter Jet
Hydrogen Bomb
Missile Cruiser
Missile Destroyer
Missile Boat
Nuclear Hunter-Killer Sub
Nuclear Missile Sub
Nuclear Missile Cruiser
Nuclear Aircraft Carrier
Anti-Submarine Missile
Nuclear Depth Bomb
Surface Effect Ship
Armored Personnel Carrier
Transistor Electronic Missile Guidance Systems
Air-Air Missile
Radar Guided Missile
Laser Guided Missile
All Weather Interceptor Package
Thermal Imaging
Hand Cranked Multiple Grenade Launcher
Automatic Multiple Grenade Launcher
Biocides (Agent Orange)
Thermobaric Bomb
Attack Helicopter
Multiple Independently Targetable Reentry Vehicle
Fin Guided Shell
Rocket Assisted Shell
Gas Turbine Powered Tank
Aegis Multiple Target Tracking System
Stealth Helicopter
Stealth Fighter
Stealth Bomber
Stealth Ship
Tilt Rotor Helicopter
Humvee
UUV
UAV
Littoral Combat Jetship
Multirole Fighter
Strike Drone
Attack Gyrodyne
Paddletrack

Hygiene:

Liquid Soap
Liquid Soap Dispenser

Shipping:

Shipping Container

Biology:


Calcium Tungstate Fluoroscope
Adjustable Hospital Bed
Electronic Hearing Aid
Rotational Radiation Therapy
Prosthetic Limbs
Speech Synthesizer
Microbial Dumbwaiter
Microbial Strain Improvement
Genetic Engineering
Computational Modeling of the Visual System
Cochlear Implant
Prosthetic Vision
Turbine Artificial Heart
Head Transplant
Artificial Insemination
Cloning
Artificial Bacteria
Artificial Virus

Forest Preservation Techiques:


Nature Reserves - pioneered by Theodore Roosevelt to prevent forests from being denuded after scientists found out that trees are necessary to convert carbon dioxide back into oxygen.
Tree Farms - a place for the logging industry to cut trees while simultaneously planting new ones to replenish the supply of wood.
Firefighting Airplane - airplane that drops water from a tank in its fuselage on forest fires in order to put it out.
Controlled Fires - the burning up of accumulated flammable organic matter in forests to prevent larger uncontrolled forest fires from spreading. Once the flame reaches a certain size, a firefighting airplane drops water onto that region            of the forest to put the fire out.

Weather Modification:


Dry Ice Cloud Seeding
Silver Iodide Cloud Seeding

Astromomy:

Radio Telescope

Scientific/Measuring Instruments:

Radiocarbon Dating
Bubble Chamber
  
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Re: The USA, The Most Innovative Country In The World
Reply #14 - Aug 9th, 2018 at 1:42pm
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I'm impressed 567. My question is: Would I be more or less impressed with a list that doesn't include those which aren't on your lists?

I also understand that your have an insecurity that's driving you that is the cause of you needing to build up the prowess or greatness of your country.

I"m afraid that your efforts are going to be all for naught as long as you have Trump for your president.

That's an issue that the rest of the world is never going to be able to accept. Your lists will have to serve to make do for now.
  
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Re: The USA, The Most Innovative Country In The World
Reply #15 - Aug 9th, 2018 at 1:46pm
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N567 wrote on Aug 8th, 2018 at 4:16pm:
As you can observe in the above graph, the USA, UK, France, and Germany have the widest lines, making them the most innovative. The problem limiting the scientific and technological advancement of countries in South America, Africa, Eastern Europe, and most of Asia with the exception of the Far East, is that they are not Libertarian enough. Their societies are too authoritarian and socially conformist.
Right. The simplest explanation is the enforcement of property rights, especially intellectual property rights.

Countries that enforce property rights encourage people to invent things by making it possible to profit from your ideas.

There is also the fact that free societies allow the free interchange of ideas, which helps people get ideas that might profit them.
  
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Reply #16 - Aug 9th, 2018 at 2:21pm
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Jeff wrote on Aug 9th, 2018 at 1:46pm:
Right. The simplest explanation is the enforcement of property rights, especially intellectual property rights.

Countries that enforce property rights encourage people to invent things by making it possible to profit from your ideas.

There is also the fact that free societies allow the free interchange of ideas, which helps people get ideas that might profit them.


This is why Russian scientists and inventors such as David Sarnoff, Vladimir Zworykin, and Igor Sikorsky fled the Soviet Union and went to the USA. Here in the nation of human rights, freedom of speech, and capitalism, these geniuses did their best work and helped make the USA a leader in electronics and aerospace technology. There is a term for the phenomenon of scientists and inventors who fled Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union and went to the USA: Brain Drain.
  
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Reply #17 - Aug 9th, 2018 at 2:35pm
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N567 wrote on Aug 9th, 2018 at 2:21pm:
This is why Russian scientists and inventors such as David Sarnoff, Vladimir Zworykin, and Igor Sikorsky fled the Soviet Union and went to the USA. Here in the nation of human rights, freedom of speech, and capitalism, these geniuses did their best work and helped make the USA a leader in electronics and aerospace technology. There is a term for the phenomenon of scientists and inventors who fled Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union and went to the USA: Brain Drain.


Great conversation going on here 567!

Eventually it will have to get to the point at which everybody has to face up and come to terms with greedy and completely out of control capitalism of the sort that is destroying the US.

Then when we all finally get there, we can try to think of libertarian principles and priorities that address the problems.

And fwiw, we're getting there, no matter how much the Chief tries to drag his feet.
  
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Re: The USA, The Most Innovative Country In The World
Reply #18 - Aug 9th, 2018 at 2:49pm
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Capitalism encourages economic growth, efficiency in production, innovation, medical research, and exploration.

Socialism/Communism doesn't.

That's why the US leads the rest of the world in all of these things.
  
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Reply #19 - Aug 9th, 2018 at 2:53pm
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Great conversation going on here 567!

Eventually it will have to get to the point at which everybody has to face up and come to terms with greedy and completely out of control capitalism of the sort that is destroying the US.

Then when we all finally get there, we can try to think of libertarian principles and priorities that address the problems.

And fwiw, we're getting there, no matter how much the Chief tries to drag his feet.


Of course the corporations are also causing problems, what with all of the toxic chemicals that are a health and environmental hazard such as paper, carcinogens, anti-androgens, psychiatric drugs, and pollutants from toxic waste and burning fossil fuels. Not to mention the problems caused by the media and advertisers promoting consumerism and overpopulation to increase the profits of corporations and the left wing propaganda promoted by the media which is making the USA increasingly authoritarian. Of course, companies started by America's famous scientists and inventors who were responsible for the inventions I listed are not a part of this problem. It is the other corporations that manufacture products for people's vices such as junk food, fast food, canned food, processed food, packed food, soft-drinks, gambling, cigarettes, alcohol, legal drugs, sex toys, pornography, printed material, cosmetics, fashion, accessories, and luxury and sports vehicles that are causing the damage. But these problems are not only happening in the USA, they are happening worldwide and it is time for Libertarianism, sustainable development, and environmentalism to stop the overreach of the authoritarian right, authoritarian left, and the corporate-government complex.

SkyChief wrote on Aug 9th, 2018 at 2:49pm:
Capitalism encourages economic growth, efficiency in production, innovation, medical research, and exploration.

Socialism/Communism doesn't.

That's why the US leads the rest of the world in all of these things.


True, that is why there are few patents and no nobel prize winning scientists and inventors from communist countries.
  
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