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Old 05-18-2017, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Cannes
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Today the US is still the leader in R&D as well as patent grants. In the technology race who will lead in the next 20yrs?
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Old 05-18-2017, 10:31 PM
 
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The US.
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Old 05-18-2017, 11:13 PM
 
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I think 20 years is too brief for any significant changes from the present day. In the longer term, perhaps this OECD report together with some global economic forecasts might give us some clues as to which direction the trend will go.


The 10 most science-educated countries on Earth - Business Insider
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Old 05-19-2017, 06:29 AM
 
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I think 20 years is too brief for any significant changes from the present day. In the longer term, perhaps this OECD report together with some global economic forecasts might give us some clues as to which direction the trend will go.


The 10 most science-educated countries on Earth - Business Insider
However the US still has an advantage due to the size of the population. If the US had a population like that of Western European countries it be much more unlikely to dominate technology in the next 20 years.
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Old 05-19-2017, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Sweden
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Sweden.
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Old 05-19-2017, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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I think 20 years is too brief for any significant changes from the present day. In the longer term, perhaps this OECD report together with some global economic forecasts might give us some clues as to which direction the trend will go.


The 10 most science-educated countries on Earth - Business Insider
A few issues with this.

-Since 2002, the percentage of Americans in STEM has not changed, so seeing as the US's position as the top tech nation has not faltered in that time, it seems to indicate no correlation.

-The sheer numbers of students and colleges in the US is astounding compared to the nations above the US on this list. In percentage of students the US is behind but in sheer numbers we still far exceed those nations in STEM graduates.

The 20th Century was the so-called American Century because it dominated so much in that time. There are volumes written (by America hating liberals most likely) about which nation would dominate the 21st Century. We are now almost 1/5 of the way in and there is no change on the horizon.

Sorry Haters.

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Old 05-19-2017, 09:34 AM
 
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A few issues with this.

-Since 2002, the percentage of Americans in STEM has not changed, so seeing as the US's position as the top tech nation has not faltered in that time, it seems to indicate no correlation.

-The sheer numbers of students and colleges in the US is astounding compared to the nations above the US on this list. In percentage of students the US is behind but in sheer numbers we still far exceed those nations in STEM graduates.
We'll need some kind of quantitative metric to say this with any certainty, if that's possible at all.
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:38 AM
 
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no one even mentioned China?
China probably has 10 times the STEM graduates than USA

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A few issues with this.

-Since 2002, the percentage of Americans in STEM has not changed, so seeing as the US's position as the top tech nation has not faltered in that time, it seems to indicate no correlation.

-The sheer numbers of students and colleges in the US is astounding compared to the nations above the US on this list. In percentage of students the US is behind but in sheer numbers we still far exceed those nations in STEM graduates.

The 20th Century was the so-called American Century because it dominated so much in that time. There are volumes written (by America hating liberals most likely) about which nation would dominate the 21st Century. We are now almost 1/5 of the way in and there is no change on the horizon.

Sorry Haters.
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Old 05-19-2017, 11:15 AM
 
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People who mention their own countries (US, UK, Greece, Burundi...) should pay attention to this:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Progra...ent_Assessment

^ Only Asian nations in the first place,

that's among kids aged ~15. As OP is asking about the next 20 years that's very relevant.
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Old 05-19-2017, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Broomfield,CO
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Sweden.
Unlikely. Sweden can't even get its social problems under control. Western Europe is going down the toilet.
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