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View Poll Results: Which country do you think is the most technologically advanced?
Japan 141 46.38%
China 6 1.97%
South Korea 12 3.95%
Singapore 5 1.64%
Finland 5 1.64%
Germany 6 1.97%
France 4 1.32%
United Kingdom 8 2.63%
United States 99 32.57%
Australia 1 0.33%
Italy 0 0%
Switzerland 2 0.66%
Russia 3 0.99%
Other (specify) 12 3.95%
Voters: 304. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-24-2008, 09:22 AM
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Location: Los Angeles
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Blame the kids who don't put into the work and their parents who don't bother them, don't blame the teachers or schools.
It's both... students and schools... but this is an entirely different discussion...
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Old 07-24-2008, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Macao
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I'm an American who lives in Japan and previously Korea.

For daily things, the U.S. is pretty low. The U.S. feels like a 3rd world country for daily use of technology and most Americans are a bit scared of it.

However, the U.S. does pump pretty much every $1 it has into the military and military things...so in that way, the U.S. is really high! But of course its ONLY in the military and its all weapons-related.

When in Japan, you see all the technology in just about every aspect of daily life. Whereas in the U.S., half of the people are still afraid of cellphones and setting a simple VCR is pure comedy gold.
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Old 07-24-2008, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Orange County, CA, USA
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Seriously people, besides the car industry(not the truck industry) and televisions and cheap electronics what does Japan really do better than the U.S. techology related? They haven't designed anything new and useful that you use everyday such as the pc, the internet, the television, the cell phone(not their network, the country is the size of California, if we only had to cover that area ours would be as good as theirs also and to top it off they use American technologies for their cellular network) or anything and they really haven't made anything better. Look at the list below and ask yourself.

Apple vs. Sony Pc

John Deere vs. Kubota

Harley vs. Honda

Ipod vs. iriver

Iphone vs. Nokia

GM truck vs. Toyota truck

Ford truck vs. Nissan truck

Gm truck vs. Nissan truck

Ford truck vs. Toyota truck

Corvette vs. 350Z

Taurus vs. Camry

Canon vs. Sony digital cameras

Bose speakers vs. Kabuki

Garmin vs. Shimizu

U.S. built planes vs. Japanese planes

NASA vs. JAXA
Just a little quick correction, Nokia is Finnish not Japanese. That's all I wanted to point out.
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Old 07-24-2008, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Iowa
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When in Japan, you see all the technology in just about every aspect of daily life. Whereas in the U.S., half of the people are still afraid of cellphones and setting a simple VCR is pure comedy gold.
What technology in japan is used in daily life that is not used here, Im just curious. Are you just talking about young people or old people too ? Do older people in japan text each other and play video games or what ? Tell us more.

Whats this about half of americans being afraid to use a cellphone ? Not too sure about that. Lots of americans over 30 or 40 generally think the texting thing is kinda stupid, considering you pay extra for it. Yes, you can type crap about someone standing right in front of you in a text conversation. But texting on a cellphone unless you have to, just seems like a pain in the ass to me. I can talk alot faster...
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Old 07-24-2008, 11:06 PM
 
Location: Iowa
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Also want to ask about another factor to weigh in on how advanced japan is in comparison to other countries.

I believe their healthcare system is better for the common citizen, but also want to ask about the food situation in japan. America will always have the food advantage when it comes to availability and price. What about japan ? What do everyday foods cost over there, I hear their farmers run the price up on everything. Whats a hamberger, eggs, gallon of milk, and steak dinner cost ?, is that why they eat whale brains instead ? A technologically advanced country must be able to feed its people now and in the future. I think they strike out on that one. Am I wrong ?
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Old 07-24-2008, 11:32 PM
 
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Canada should be there. It's the only G8 country not in the list. I think it makes the best nuclear reactors in the world (candu reactors that are used in Pakistan, China, South Korea, India, and Argentina), and it has the 3rd largest aircraft company that also makes some of the best trains in the world.

It also has a higher gdp per capita than all those countries except the US and Switzerland.
84 percent of people in Canada have internet access higher than the US (72 percent), UK (69 percent), Australia (79 percent), Japan (74 percent).


Four made-in-Canada cars top quality list
http://www.marketingmag.ca/english/news/pr/article.jsp?content=20080605_142314_3128 (broken link)

cars made in Canada
acura csx, mdx
honda civic, odyssey, ridgeline, pilot
suzuki xl7
toyota corolla, lexus rx350, matrix
chrysler town and country, dodge caravan, dodge magnum, chrysler 300, dodge charger, pacifica
ford crown victoria, mercury grand marquis, lincoln mkx, freestar, edge, mercury monterrey, flex
general motors chevrlet impala, monte carlo, buick allure, chevrolet equinox, pontiac grand prix, chevrolet silverado, gmc sierra, pontiac torrent,
http://www.canadianmade.com/automotive.shtml

Last edited by grmike; 07-25-2008 at 12:04 AM..
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Old 10-16-2008, 06:12 PM
 
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I think the people saying that Britain does not deserve its spot and that its people have contributed nothing and are generally a waste of space should actually learn facts rather than being demeaning. Britain is the worlds second most inventive country in the world ( 1 behind china) some of which include, modern olympics, police, vitamins, DNA, powered flight, english language, the underground, Ipod ( yes this is true look it up), the world wide web, sparkling wine , worchester sauce, toilet, electrical moter, vaccination, telephone, most sports( baseball, rugby, football, golf, rounders, cricket, polo, ect), public parks, jet engine, the discovery of gravity, internet, light bulb, computer, industrial revolution, christmas, viagra, vacuum flask, plastic, nature reserve, radar, steam engine, railway, lawnmower, marmite, the sandwich, vacuum cleaner (dyson), OO7, portland cement, paralympics, electric toaster, AMERICA, tin can, work mate products, road cats eyes, television, PUB, hover craft, scouts, pneumatic tyres. Also the magna carta. Darwin, neuton, flamel just to name a few scoentists and dont even get me started on how weve affected the countries of this world ina positve way, e.g. india, hong kong, cyprus, malta, america, australia, canada, france, poland ect
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Old 10-16-2008, 06:16 PM
 
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You are quite right. Nothing of any worth has ever come from the UK. I think they are the least inventive people in the world and little better than most of the third world. Well said.
im just adding on to yorkies way of putting things in a very dry sarcastic way if some people from other countries did not get it.
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Old 10-16-2008, 07:40 PM
 
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germany. without some of the the technologies produced before,during,post ww2 the world wouldnt be as advanced as it is now.
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Old 10-18-2008, 02:10 PM
 
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I think the people saying that Britain does not deserve its spot and that its people have contributed nothing and are generally a waste of space should actually learn facts rather than being demeaning. Britain is the worlds second most inventive country in the world ( 1 behind china) some of which include, modern olympics, police, vitamins, DNA, powered flight, english language, the underground, Ipod ( yes this is true look it up), the world wide web, sparkling wine , worchester sauce, toilet, electrical moter, vaccination, telephone, most sports( baseball, rugby, football, golf, rounders, cricket, polo, ect), public parks, jet engine, the discovery of gravity, internet, light bulb, computer, industrial revolution, christmas, viagra, vacuum flask, plastic, nature reserve, radar, steam engine, railway, lawnmower, marmite, the sandwich, vacuum cleaner (dyson), OO7, portland cement, paralympics, electric toaster, AMERICA, tin can, work mate products, road cats eyes, television, PUB, hover craft, scouts, pneumatic tyres. Also the magna carta. Darwin, neuton, flamel just to name a few scoentists and dont even get me started on how weve affected the countries of this world ina positve way, e.g. india, hong kong, cyprus, malta, america, australia, canada, france, poland ect
You forgot some of the British scientific discoveries of the last 50 years
Ultra sound for babies
key hole surgery and the endoscope
ivf - remember Louise Brown
infertility treatment
cloning - Dolly the sheep
ultra sound for osteoporosis
magnetic resonance imaging - MRI scans
variable rate heart pace makers
portable defibrilators
hip replacement
needle free injections
genetic finger printing
stem cell research
fibre optics
liquid crystal displays
holograms
3D modelling by hand
first working computer - Manchester
scanning electron microscope

People should really do their research before posting
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