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We Are Losing The War Of Minds

Thomas Friedman's new book talks about a revolution that we are missing out on and nobody is talking about; the mind. From the NY TIMES: (it's a lon

Thomas Friedman's new book talks about a revolution that we are missing out on and nobody is talking about; the mind.

From the NY TIMES: (it's a long article, but a much needed wake-up call)

I interviewed Indian entrepreneurs who wanted to prepare my taxes from Bangalore, read my X-rays from Bangalore, trace my lost luggage from Bangalore and write my new software from Bangalore. The longer I was there, the more upset I became -- upset at the realization that while I had been off covering the 9/11 wars, globalization had entered a whole new phase, and I had missed it...

What China's leaders really want is that the next generation of underwear and airplane wings not just be ''made in China'' but also be ''designed in China.'' And that is where things are heading. So in 30 years we will have gone from ''sold in China'' to ''made in China'' to ''designed in China'' to ''dreamed up in China'' -- or from China as collaborator with the worldwide manufacturers on nothing to China as a low-cost, high-quality, hyperefficient collaborator with worldwide manufacturers on everything.

Update: Blonde Sense puts in their two cents!

On the radio today, Friedman also said that instead of worrying about Social Security, the President would be better off getting our youth invigorated to learn and attack the energy crisis we face because India and China are years ahead of us.

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