Here’s another article about the debate in nearby Silicon Valley about its future. What will it take to come back? Can IT return as the engine of growth or must it be something new like biotech or nanotech? Whatever “the next big thing” is, will it employ US born and raised scientists and engineers or competitors “offshore”?
The thing is, isn’t this discussion pretty much true of technology centers all over the US? Isn’t it indicative of challenges faced by the whole country?
Seems to me at the very least the US—and every interested person and institution in it—needs to realize that after decades of being King of the Mountain of science and technology—and enjoying the many benefits of that position—the title will not go uncontested in the future.
Well, here’s a little antidote for the pessimism.