Where is America Headed and what place will you take in that Journey?

Where is America Headed and what place will you take in that Journey?

Revolutions in technology have transformed the way we live, work and do business. Companies can get the work done with less workers.  One can set up a business wherever there's an Internet connection. Other Nations are competing and training their young with greater emphasis on math and science.  Do we look to China for the fastest computers? Can we make jobs for ourselves here in America or will we be competing with the rest of the world for a slice of the pie? Is it enough to go around? Is this real or just idle chatter?

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Not idle chatter!  We have reason to be concerned.  Personally I am looking at masters programs which are concentrated on technology with a track on education.  My reason is we need to begin to teach our children the technology they need to be able to use to help us bring our culture up to the competitive level in order to compete with the global world.  Math and Science is necessary in order for our children to be alble to create products in technology a highly competitive field.  When we look at at our immediate cultural work place (community) the focus is very small.  But in order to be competitive around the world we need to use the internet technology being sure our product will be desirable in other markets from a global perspective.  Our slice of pie is only decreasing because we are playing catch up to China and India.  It is imperative for anyone who is interested in starting a company to look beyond the borders of American and furher than Canada and Mexico; China has 1.3 billion people and India is the second most populous country with 1.2 billion people.  So as long as you understand their cultural

environment and make sure you protect the intellectual properties of your product, it is a good idea to extend your product further across the pond.  Competitive advantage is the name of the game. Business growth needs to reach as far as it can in order to increase profits. Healthy Profits!

Very well said.

What do you think we can do to prepare our young to cope with the demands of the 21st century? Do you think the dialog and preparations should be centered around learning to live in a multicultural world with freedom, justice and equality?

I didn't quite miss the boat. I'm holdin' on to the tail end while making sure my children keep themselves in the boat - on track - with tutors and by any other means necessary.
There is something important on the last paragraph of what Wes said, "How an A on my report card equates to money in my pocket."  The answer lies in what did they learn, which will transpire into knowledge of translation.  What I mean is did they learn anything to use in the monetary world.  With knowledge there is power, but if and only if they can use the knowledge to, not only survive, but achieve a better status or carve a niche in the global world.  I agree with Wes it can't just be watching them sleep walk; we must show them how to turn the knowledge into financial gains, and also making them understand they must give back, which can also transpire into more opportunities for their business. It can't be going through the motions, it must be a clear picture of the link between the education and personal financial growth.  Financial Literacy is serious in our country, we all know it is the one factor which helped bring down our economy, because the greedy preyed on those who did not know any better.  If you look on sites such as the FED and the SEC, everyday there is some enforcement action happening.  We must teach our children about finance and how it translates to their personal financial well being.  Wes Great Point, and Walter your engagement is popping.  I Love It!  PEACE! 

Walter Simtec Simmons said:

Very well said.

What do you think we can do to prepare our young to cope with the demands of the 21st century? Do you think the dialog and preparations should be centered around learning to live in a multicultural world with freedom, justice and equality?

Because of the revolution in technology " Companies can get the work done with less workers ", so we have to stay a step, ahead of the game. We have to be the innovators of this new system of technology. The problem is that America's priorities are mixed when it comes to educating our children. China is easily graduating nearly 5 million college students a year, where as America is only graduating 724.000 a year.

 

The question should be " will we have to continue, to look to China for the fastest computers (or anything else ) ", because we are already looking to China when it comes to the best.

 

 What's going to happen to the BIG BREAKS, American Business Owner get through " outsourcing " ?, and how will we make Jobs, when patriotic gestures , such as " made in America ", and " We buy American " is now a rare occurrence. America will have to began to fix it's education system, it's twisted version of Capitalism , and began to instill a sense of patriotism, in it's citizens again to be able to compete with China, India , and the rest of the world..

Thanks for your response, These things must be at the forefront of our attention and seriously seek solutions for our problems. Did you take a listen at the song I sent you?

Teresa said:

Because of the revolution in technology " Companies can get the work done with less workers ", so we have to stay a step, ahead of the game. We have to be the innovators of this new system of technology. The problem is that America's priorities are mixed when it comes to educating our children. China is easily graduating nearly 5 million college students a year, where as America is only graduating 724.000 a year.

 

The question should be " will we have to continue, to look to China for the fastest computers (or anything else ) ", because we are already looking to China when it comes to the best.

 

 What's going to happen to the BIG BREAKS, American Business Owner get through " outsourcing " ?, and how will we make Jobs, when patriotic gestures , such as " made in America ", and " We buy American " is now a rare occurrence. America will have to began to fix it's education system, it's twisted version of Capitalism , and began to instill a sense of patriotism, in it's citizens again to be able to compete with China, India , and the rest of the world..

I think we Americans get caught up in our American mentality of trying to stay number one. I'm trying to learn a new attitude of being less competitive and more egalitarian. There is enough pie for everyone in the world as long as countries and communities are not greedy. This topic brings me cognitive dissonance due to living in a highly competitive capitalist culture and at the same time having my heart set on equality and social justice for all.

Good point, being equal is a great way of looking at it.  We have lost being number one so our current status is on the level of being one with all who are taking up space on the globe. But here is the thing about that; we are the innovators as a nation which improved the way all other countries looked at the glass as half full rather than half empty.  Our people in particular, have more involvemnt in the technolological innovation of this country than any ethnicity or race.  So as we start an idea we have to understand the ethnicity of other cultures, political makeup and so forth. 

In this country we look at things in a small box, where as, if you look at the bigger picture we have to consider the differences which are the possible resistence to the idea you are trying to expand in the cultural makeup.  Is it something they need or is it a bust? The first thing any country will look at is the fact we are from the capitalistic and cultural greedy system.  Don't make the mistake of your beautiful nature not being looked at in a negative context.  I know the idea is of a persuasive, but not charasmatic ideology.  In the context you are stating, "Equality and social justice for all," it can only be established by getting to know you heart, mind, and spirit.  It can only happen over time.  Face value is a good thing, but this particular context needs to be seen not heard, by example only.  Deep in thought brotha, PEACE.  

Glenn Robinson said:

I think we Americans get caught up in our American mentality of trying to stay number one. I'm trying to learn a new attitude of being less competitive and more egalitarian. There is enough pie for everyone in the world as long as countries and communities are not greedy. This topic brings me cognitive dissonance due to living in a highly competitive capitalist culture and at the same time having my heart set on equality and social justice for all.

Living in another country would not be the realistic approach in our global makeup. Getting them to fully understand exactly the path to take in our worldly system is my point. Finding the most complimentary market then setting it up for profit and growth. So the time spent away will be minimal at best. 

They need to first understand the competitive nature of the cultural environment they are hoping to compete in.  Educating them about networking with a fiduciary agencies in this country and finding a person who is from the market or was in the market they are trying to penetrate.  Second, they need to understand the political environment which I consider to be a separate issue, because if the country is a Dictatorship, or Communistic, or a Parlimentarian system, or the Modern Democracy like Egypt was supposed to be before their movement; it can help them understand the strategy they must have to attain the growth in the new market they have chosen to compete in. And third, they need a mentoring system of support.  One which is helping not hurting them to be successful. It all hinges on them learning how to investigate, finding the right people to help them, and a great attitude. 

Their accomplishment hinders on their full understanding and educating them to the whole of their endeavor; in the 21st century we are moving so fast.  Educating them up to par is not enough, they need to have a thick skin, and mental fortitude to conquer the task in which they are interested in treading.  Educating, supporting, and follow through, will supply them with the positive feedback necessary to establish growth in the market they are venturing in.  Does this help brotha, or do I sound full of you know what? 

Wanda Renee said:

There is something important on the last paragraph of what Wes said, "How an A on my report card equates to money in my pocket."  The answer lies in what did they learn, which will transpire into knowledge of translation.  What I mean is did they learn anything to use in the monetary world.  With knowledge there is power, but if and only if they can use the knowledge to, not only survive, but achieve a better status or carve a niche in the global world.  I agree with Wes it can't just be watching them sleep walk; we must show them how to turn the knowledge into financial gains, and also making them understand they must give back, which can also transpire into more opportunities for their business. It can't be going through the motions, it must be a clear picture of the link between the education and personal financial growth.  Financial Literacy is serious in our country, we all know it is the one factor which helped bring down our economy, because the greedy preyed on those who did not know any better.  If you look on sites such as the FED and the SEC, everyday there is some enforcement action happening.  We must teach our children about finance and how it translates to their personal financial well being.  Wes Great Point, and Walter your engagement is popping.  I Love It!  PEACE! 

Walter Simtec Simmons said:

Very well said.

What do you think we can do to prepare our young to cope with the demands of the 21st century? Do you think the dialog and preparations should be centered around learning to live in a multicultural world with freedom, justice and equality?

I am a US citizen and a military veteran who has recently become an unwilling victim of one of the most secret programs the US Gov't has ever initiated--mind control and directed energy weapons against innocent US citizens WITHOUT our consent or approval! No, this is not science fiction nor fantasy, it is REAL and is happening to a growing number of average citizens, not only in the United States, but globally as well. This horrifying form of crimes against humanity, I believe at the very least, raises concerns about the US Patriot Act and the abuses of power that I believe it has given to those in gov't--specifically intelligence agencies like FBI, NSA & CIA and agents/individuals acting on their behalf. Under normal circumstances I believe that the Patriot Act gives too much leeway and oversight to agencies who have in the past, shown themselves to be reticent in upholding and protecting the rights of the average citizen (ie. Co-Intelpro/Mk-Ultra), but now as a victim of what I believe to be flagrant and on-going abuses by the aforementioned agencies or agents acting on their behalf--I want to call your attention to the growing phenomenon of "organized gangstalking and remote neural monitoring"--UPDATED versions of the CIA's secret & nazi-inspired mind control pogrom MK-ULTRA WHICH  SUPPOSEDLY ENDED in the 1970's but I for one BELIEVE WAS NEVER eliminated, just simply RE-VAMPED & TAKEN FURTHER underground to escape detection!! Please either google these terms or visit the following websites to familiarize yourself with what are very real and horrifying experiments being done RIGHT AT THIS VERY MOMENT on at least thousands of US citizens--WITHOUT OUR CONSENT!! (http://www.areyoutargeted.com & http://www.ffchs.com )It appears that science fiction is not really as futuristic as most of us believe. I am a victim of experiments that have affected me since last october of 2010, since that time I have experienced directed energy attacks (remote neural monitoring-pls google this term also), voice to skull transmissions 24/7, 24 hour monitoring/surveillance by what I believe is the gov't and agents acting on it's behalf. I am not alone. These amoral, illegal and un-Godly experiments harken back to the involuntary human experiments perpetrated against holocaust victims during the Nazi era (BTW, How many americans realize the US govt BROUGHT nazi war criminals to live in the US after WWII b/c of their advanced mind control experiments during Hitler's reign-see OPERATION Paperclip). They should provide a wake up call for every american citizen and the world at large that they AT ANY TIME COULD BE NEXT!!!! Again if you visit the above mentioned websites you will find that while all of the victims of this crime against humanity (perpetrated by the US gov't against it's own citizenry) are varied when it comes to ethnicity,social status, income & gender---we all share the same experiences as victims of the US gov't's secret mind control programs--programs that have been in existence for at least 50 years and we believe have continued un-abated and are currently targeting innocent citizens who are not criminals, political dissidents/activists, psychotic, mentally ill or part of some terrorist plot to otherthrow the gov't---yet, we have been targeted for torture in effect, by the SAME gov't whom
 most of us pay taxes to. I assure you this is VERY real, very illegal and very amoral. If most americans knew what their gov't was doing under the cover "of protecting the homeland" and if they realized that at ANY time they too, could be targeted for the same treatment, there would another revolution here on our shores. No, I'm not implying that I'm going to be involved, but history has shown that less has created national turmoil/strife. Again, I don't know if you have ever heard the terms "organized gangstalking,remote neural monitoring" before, or if you are familiar with the human/civil rights abuses that occurred under other insidious and previously uncovered secret gov't programs like Co-IntelPro & the CIA's secret Contra-Cocaine Connection--but I'm here to tell you that these abuses NEVER stopped and have continued until this day and I AM ONE OF THE MANY VICTIMS--living here in the supposed land of the free and home of the brave. I WILL not suffer in silence and have made it my mission to sound the ALARM on these secret and continuing crimes against humanity and hope the WORLD will stand with good against evil. EVIL prevails when good men do & SAY nothing!! It's ME today; TOMORROW it may be you or your loved ones!

 

In Truth.

 

 

 

 

 

I cogitate that the optimum thing we can do for our youth is to intervene as promptly as possible in their lives with the information and skills they can use in the future. Granted this might be a challenging task since parenting lies at the heart of the mere mention of such intervention. The fact remains that parents, expressly teen parents, are failing in mass. My ten year old niece was two months old when I introduced her to flash cards emphasizing numbers, alphabets and objects. Flash cards were then reinforced with the magical book and rest time to read stories. She is now an 'A' student andshe is being considered for a grade advancement at school. Education actually cannot predict status in life but it most certainly can predict intelligence. I have to agree with the statement that knowledge is the power that frees the mind. In addition to that, I honestly believe that life skills would take second place on the list of things to do; financial skills taking the forefront in that area. I hate to harp on my niece but I have to insist that providing her with those skills have led her to a point in life where she has  shown interest in CNBC and she wishes to learn more about the stock market. I am speaking of a ten year old. After developing financial skills the next step would be to provide job skills and entrepreneurial knowledge. We cannot expect our youth to succeed without these simple but basic skills and yet very little to nothing is being done about this problem. Certain task and obstacles will certainly have to be overcome while attempting to get to this point in the homes of very young children; but I believe it could be done.  As with everything a plan of action would need to be developed that allowed input from parents. (Although I would anticipate little response or resistance from these parents) .
Wanda Renee said:

Living in another country would not be the realistic approach in our global makeup. Getting them to fully understand exactly the path to take in our worldly system is my point. Finding the most complimentary market then setting it up for profit and growth. So the time spent away will be minimal at best. 

They need to first understand the competitive nature of the cultural environment they are hoping to compete in.  Educating them about networking with a fiduciary agencies in this country and finding a person who is from the market or was in the market they are trying to penetrate.  Second, they need to understand the political environment which I consider to be a separate issue, because if the country is a Dictatorship, or Communistic, or a Parlimentarian system, or the Modern Democracy like Egypt was supposed to be before their movement; it can help them understand the strategy they must have to attain the growth in the new market they have chosen to compete in. And third, they need a mentoring system of support.  One which is helping not hurting them to be successful. It all hinges on them learning how to investigate, finding the right people to help them, and a great attitude. 

Their accomplishment hinders on their full understanding and educating them to the whole of their endeavor; in the 21st century we are moving so fast.  Educating them up to par is not enough, they need to have a thick skin, and mental fortitude to conquer the task in which they are interested in treading.  Educating, supporting, and follow through, will supply them with the positive feedback necessary to establish growth in the market they are venturing in.  Does this help brotha, or do I sound full of you know what? 

Wanda Renee said:

There is something important on the last paragraph of what Wes said, "How an A on my report card equates to money in my pocket."  The answer lies in what did they learn, which will transpire into knowledge of translation.  What I mean is did they learn anything to use in the monetary world.  With knowledge there is power, but if and only if they can use the knowledge to, not only survive, but achieve a better status or carve a niche in the global world.  I agree with Wes it can't just be watching them sleep walk; we must show them how to turn the knowledge into financial gains, and also making them understand they must give back, which can also transpire into more opportunities for their business. It can't be going through the motions, it must be a clear picture of the link between the education and personal financial growth.  Financial Literacy is serious in our country, we all know it is the one factor which helped bring down our economy, because the greedy preyed on those who did not know any better.  If you look on sites such as the FED and the SEC, everyday there is some enforcement action happening.  We must teach our children about finance and how it translates to their personal financial well being.  Wes Great Point, and Walter your engagement is popping.  I Love It!  PEACE! 

Walter Simtec Simmons said:

Very well said.

What do you think we can do to prepare our young to cope with the demands of the 21st century? Do you think the dialog and preparations should be centered around learning to live in a multicultural world with freedom, justice and equality?

We are moving from an industrial economy to a service economy. Industry and Services. My place will be the same, fighting for justice and equality in my space and time and if I can reach beyond that then I will.  

 

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