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2013-10-28 06:56:14 AM
China has about a third of the world's population.  The only surprising thing is that it took them this long.
 
2013-10-28 07:19:11 AM
Well duh.  By 2016, most humans won't be able to breathe China's air, so naturally it makes sense to have them come visit us instead.
 
2013-10-28 07:21:28 AM
I was surprised to learn that they didn't already have the lead by a large margin.  They seem to be buying up as much of Africa as they can, as fast as they can.
 
2013-10-28 09:46:11 AM

EvilEgg: China has about a third of the world's population.  The only surprising thing is that it took them this long.


Not really.  The country's wealth is going up, but they're doing it third-world style -- it's just an efficiently run third world.  But the way things are run there, the amount of innovation going on within its borders is laughably pathetic.  You can only go so far when you're content to make other people's stuff.  Japan was a sweatshop emerging from the wreckage of WW2 but they became the 2nd-largest economy by innovating.  They slid back when they stopped.

We're heading into interesting times because China's not a country that values creativity, Japan is sliding backwards, America and Russia are trying their hardest to become anti-intellectual third-world countries, Germany's trying to keep Europe in one piece and Brazil seems more obsessed with managing resources than innovating uses for them.  India seems to be trying to innovate but they've got serious quality control issues they need to sort out first.  It's anyone's guess as to who the next superpower's going to be.
 
2013-10-28 10:06:39 AM

dragonchild: EvilEgg: China has about a third of the world's population.  The only surprising thing is that it took them this long.

Not really.  The country's wealth is going up, but they're doing it third-world style -- it's just an efficiently run third world.  But the way things are run there, the amount of innovation going on within its borders is laughably pathetic.  You can only go so far when you're content to make other people's stuff.  Japan was a sweatshop emerging from the wreckage of WW2 but they became the 2nd-largest economy by innovating.  They slid back when they stopped.

We're heading into interesting times because China's not a country that values creativity, Japan is sliding backwards, America and Russia are trying their hardest to become anti-intellectual third-world countries, Germany's trying to keep Europe in one piece and Brazil seems more obsessed with managing resources than innovating uses for them.  India seems to be trying to innovate but they've got serious quality control issues they need to sort out first.  It's anyone's guess as to who the next superpower's going to be.


Enter Germany, should they keep the EU together, if you ask me. It's the world's largest economy by far and Germany is what makes it tick. Nobody trusts Russia or China to run the show and America is suiciding itself off the world stage. India, meh, for the reason you stated.
 
2013-10-28 10:32:44 AM
The world's next superpower will be Madagascar.  It is always the one's you least suspect.
 
2013-10-28 10:34:45 AM

Gergesa: The world's next superpower will be Madagascar.  It is always the one's you least suspect.


It's those damn hissing cockroaches that adapt to every poison, isn't it?
 
2013-10-28 10:44:10 AM
By 2016 your blog will still suck and will still be unreadable.
 
2013-10-28 10:58:51 AM

that1guy77: Gergesa: The world's next superpower will be Madagascar.  It is always the one's you least suspect.

It's those damn hissing cockroaches that adapt to every poison, isn't it?


Nope. Just the willingness of the President to put the health of his people above all other concerns.
 
2013-10-28 11:00:22 AM

that1guy77: dragonchild: EvilEgg: China has about a third of the world's population.  The only surprising thing is that it took them this long.

Not really.  The country's wealth is going up, but they're doing it third-world style -- it's just an efficiently run third world.  But the way things are run there, the amount of innovation going on within its borders is laughably pathetic.  You can only go so far when you're content to make other people's stuff.  Japan was a sweatshop emerging from the wreckage of WW2 but they became the 2nd-largest economy by innovating.  They slid back when they stopped.

We're heading into interesting times because China's not a country that values creativity, Japan is sliding backwards, America and Russia are trying their hardest to become anti-intellectual third-world countries, Germany's trying to keep Europe in one piece and Brazil seems more obsessed with managing resources than innovating uses for them.  India seems to be trying to innovate but they've got serious quality control issues they need to sort out first.  It's anyone's guess as to who the next superpower's going to be.

Enter Germany, should they keep the EU together, if you ask me. It's the world's largest economy by far and Germany is what makes it tick. Nobody trusts Russia or China to run the show and America is suiciding itself off the world stage. India, meh, for the reason you stated.


So the next superpower will be...the Eurozone as a whole, or Germany?

/not a Godwin attempt, I swear
 
2013-10-28 11:14:35 AM

Gonz: Just the willingness of the President to put the health of his people above all other concerns.


Interesting.  In a game, Madagascar SHUT DOWN EVERYTHING to protect the health of his people.

In real-life America, we shut down the government to avoid providing people with health care.

There's an Onion article in there somewhere.  At least a vibrant Politics tab thread.
 
2013-10-28 03:22:44 PM

dragonchild: EvilEgg: China has about a third of the world's population.  The only surprising thing is that it took them this long.

Not really.  The country's wealth is going up, but they're doing it third-world style -- it's just an efficiently run third world.  But the way things are run there, the amount of innovation going on within its borders is laughably pathetic.  You can only go so far when you're content to make other people's stuff.  Japan was a sweatshop emerging from the wreckage of WW2 but they became the 2nd-largest economy by innovating.  They slid back when they stopped.

We're heading into interesting times because China's not a country that values creativity, Japan is sliding backwards, America and Russia are trying their hardest to become anti-intellectual third-world countries, Germany's trying to keep Europe in one piece and Brazil seems more obsessed with managing resources than innovating uses for them.  India seems to be trying to innovate but they've got serious quality control issues they need to sort out first.  It's anyone's guess as to who the next superpower's going to be.


Necessity is the mother of all invention. Innovation happens when there is a need, people don't just sit around and say "let's innovate"!
 
2013-10-28 03:28:20 PM

mr0x: Necessity is the mother of all invention. Innovation happens when there is a need, people don't just sit around and say "let's innovate"!


Not really, no.  Necessity is a driver of invention, but it's hardly the only one.
 
2013-10-28 03:33:27 PM
There is no street that will be safe from saliva.
 
2013-10-28 05:59:20 PM

mr0x: dragonchild: EvilEgg: China has about a third of the world's population.  The only surprising thing is that it took them this long.

Not really.  The country's wealth is going up, but they're doing it third-world style -- it's just an efficiently run third world.  But the way things are run there, the amount of innovation going on within its borders is laughably pathetic.  You can only go so far when you're content to make other people's stuff.  Japan was a sweatshop emerging from the wreckage of WW2 but they became the 2nd-largest economy by innovating.  They slid back when they stopped.

We're heading into interesting times because China's not a country that values creativity, Japan is sliding backwards, America and Russia are trying their hardest to become anti-intellectual third-world countries, Germany's trying to keep Europe in one piece and Brazil seems more obsessed with managing resources than innovating uses for them.  India seems to be trying to innovate but they've got serious quality control issues they need to sort out first.  It's anyone's guess as to who the next superpower's going to be.

Necessity is the mother of all invention. Innovation happens when there is a need, people don't just sit around and say "let's innovate"!


It's a nice saying, but as often as not the process isn't "we need something to do x" but more along the lines of "person y came up with this interesting curiosity, then person z figured out it can do a, b, and c, which may or may not have anything to do with the intentions of person y.
 
2013-10-28 10:04:37 PM
No more, fark... I give up... you keep posting this political garbage blog in business threads, despite the poor quality of linked articles... I'll go find another news agregator.
 
2013-10-28 11:25:35 PM

firefly212: No more, fark... I give up... you keep posting this political garbage blog in business threads, despite the poor quality of linked articles... I'll go find another news agregator.


It's not news.
 
2013-10-29 06:52:37 PM

dragonchild: EvilEgg: China has about a third of the world's population.  The only surprising thing is that it took them this long.

Not really.  The country's wealth is going up, but they're doing it third-world style -- it's just an efficiently run third world.  But the way things are run there, the amount of innovation going on within its borders is laughably pathetic.  You can only go so far when you're content to make other people's stuff.  Japan was a sweatshop emerging from the wreckage of WW2 but they became the 2nd-largest economy by innovating.  They slid back when they stopped.

We're heading into interesting times because China's not a country that values creativity, Japan is sliding backwards, America and Russia are trying their hardest to become anti-intellectual third-world countries, Germany's trying to keep Europe in one piece and Brazil seems more obsessed with managing resources than innovating uses for them.  India seems to be trying to innovate but they've got serious quality control issues they need to sort out first.  It's anyone's guess as to who the next superpower's going to be.


Typical BS from someone who knows nothing about China
 
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