Posted by: Scott | Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Would You Oppose A Country that Does So Much?

Here’s some info to think about the next time your picking countries you support. See if you can guess which country it is before reaching the end of the article excerpt:

  • Intel’s new multi-core processor was completely developed at facilities in [this country]. And our ubiquitous cell phone was developed [there] by Motorola, which has its largest development center [there].
  • Pioneered Voice over internet protocol (VoIP) technology.
  • AirTrain JFK—the 8.1-mile light rail labyrinth that connects JFK Airport to NYC’s mass transit—is protected by the surveillance system [developed there].
  • Bill Gates calls [this country] “a major player in the high tech world”; most of Windows NT operating system was developed [there]; the Pentium MMX Chip technology was designed [there] at Intel; both Microsoft and Cisco built their only R&D facilities outside the U.S. in [this country]; and, with more than 3,000 high-tech companies and start-ups, [this country] has the highest concentration of high-tech companies in the world apart from the Silicon Valley.
  • Get this: [They] lead the world in the number of scientists and technicians in the workforce, with 145 per 10,000, as opposed to 85 in the U.S., over 70 in Japan, and less than 60 in Germany. With over 25 percent of its workforce employed in technical professions, [this country] places 1st in this category as well!

It goes on and on.

  • This country is home to a science institute that has been voted “the best university in the world for life scientists to conduct research.”

Researchers from here have:

  • Discovered the molecular trigger that causes psoriasis
  • Developed Ex-Press shunt to provide relief for glaucoma sufferers
  • Unveiled a blood test that diagnoses heart attacks . . . by telephone!
  • Found a combination of electrical stimulation and chemotherapy that makes cancerous metastases disappear — and developed the first fully computerized, no-radiation, diagnostic instrumentation for breast cancer!
  • Designed the first flight system to protect passenger and freighter aircraft against missile attack
  • Developed the first ingestible video camera, so small it fits inside a pill — used to view the small intestine from the inside, enabling doctors to diagnose cancer and digestive disorders!
  • Perfected a new device that directly helps the heart pump blood, an innovation with the potential to save lives among those with congestive heart failure, synchronizing the heart’s mechanical operations through a sophisticated system of sensors.
  • These are only a few recent contributions to the welfare of the world. There are just too many to list here. Water shortage, global warming, space travel, anti-virus, anti-smallpox, blood pressure, solar power, paralysis, diabetes, data storage — these and hundreds more — are being addressed by her scientists.
  • They’re pioneering in DNA research, using tiny strands to create human transistors that can literally build themselves — and playing an important role in identifying a defective gene that causes a rare and usually fatal disease in Arab infants!
  • She produces more scientific papers per capita than any other nation by a large margin; she has the largest number of start-up companies globally, second only to the U.S.; she is No. 2 in the world for venture capital funds, financing all these advances; its $100 billion economy is larger than all of its immediate neighbors combined; and is home to the only liberal democracy in the Middle East.

    And while she maintains, by far, the highest average living standards and per capita income, exceeding even those of the U.K., [this country] is the largest immigrant-absorbing nation on earth, relative to its population. It is truly an unparalleled marvel of our time.

    Still wondering which country it is? Israel, the 100th smallest country, with less than 1/1000th of the world’s population, makes claim to these, and many more, astounding societal advances!

    Source:; HT: Everything Cody


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