Originally posted on Climate Denial Crock of the Week:
It used to be that the world looked to the United States for technological leadership. Just 20 years ago, the US was leading the world into a new, revolutionary, internet economy. It’s kind of ironic that, back then, voices on the American right ridiculed “Al Gore’s Information Superhighway” as some kind of wasteful, useless government boondoggle – just as today, the same people rail against electric cars, wind turbines, and solar manufacturing.
I’m optimistic that the US will catch up and perhaps even lead again in the industrial revolution of the new century. For now, if you want to see what the future looks like, look to Germany.