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Old April 29 2012, 02:04 AM   #69
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Re: What are your top 5 technologies of the next 15 years?

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What history books are you reading? The United States has been at war pretty much continuously since its inception. Sixty five percent of our GDP is military spending, as is eighty percent of our national debt. We spent the first decade of the twenty first century involved in not one but TWO major land wars and are peripherally involved in four others.
The violence of our age is generally over-represented in the media. We have a tendency to turn the past into a golden age, but it's not really so:



http://www.ted.com/talks/steven_pink..._violence.html

http://articles.timesofindia.indiati...-wmds-violence

http://stevenpinker.com/
Ah ah ah. Don't move the goal posts. The point was about war, not violence.
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