Space Travel, Satellites
Eisenhower Highway system
Again, Biden said....
“Every single great idea that has marked the 21st century, the 20th century and the 19th century has required government vision and government incentive..."
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That's just not true.
EDIT: My personal favorite is the transistor, developed in 1947 by Bell Labs... NO gov. assistance whatsoever.
Last edited by Whovian; 10-27-10 at 07:04 PM.
And wasn't the graphical user interface invented by apple? I dont think a monopoly is an example of something good. Windows has been bad till 7. And its still wigging some computers out.
The assembly line as in job specialization in a complicated manufacturing process has been around for a long time as well, ford applied it to the car and took it to a different level.
And the lightbulb had many inventors too.
As an absolute statement it is wrong, but as a trend I believe it to some extent, the really big important seems to have had some government hand in it.
I dont know there are always exceptions though.
The other day Joe said Obama's brain was bigger than his skull. I almost spit out my drink when I read that.
It's Obama who is the "Time Lord".
Edit: And as too my reason for voting "Other".
I think there are some inventions and breakthroughs that may have been assisted by the Gov.
But I also think that many more were not.
And of those that were, most would have been accomplished at a later time, if not for assistance by the Gov.
That said, it could be considered that the infrastructure which supported by the Gov. is a kind of assistance.
Last edited by The Mark; 10-27-10 at 09:36 PM.
Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering. ~ R. Buckminster Fuller