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The most technologically advanced country in the world and we resort to Falafel Tracking?

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J Star

Nanaimo, Canada

#45 Sep 20, 2011
haha i like how you losers talk about NASA yet you need the Russians to get you up to your own space crafts now ...amazing how things have changed
Donny

Port Orchard, WA

#46 Oct 29, 2011
Oh my god you people are stupid. America actually ranks number 1 with military tech and comerrcial. China and japan are bith competitors and sorry if i spelled that wrong. But yeah mostly everything you use is american made. They also say america is as advanced as it is now because we had encounterd an alien race in the 1940's and that we and that alien race are secretly working together so the rest of the world whont know, i dont know if the alien thing is true or not but yeah ive read several charts that say america is 1 japan is 2 china is 3 and russia is 4 and the uk is 5
Donny

Port Orchard, WA

#47 Oct 29, 2011
It was erica who first discoverd electricity, dropped the first atomic bomb. We own the b-2 bomber which is the worlds most safisticated bomber the most advanced war ships and stealth fighters. We also have the most nuecular warheads and russia comes 2nd. We are also the richest country in the world. Plus many countriez rely on america for protecton and our charoty. Many things wouldnt be here today or or things as they are now without america
Donny

Port Orchard, WA

#48 Oct 29, 2011
And ohr advanced tech we have now was styff that was made in the 60's or 70's so theres no telling what america has invented now thats years ahead of the rest or the world
Donny

Port Orchard, WA

#49 Oct 29, 2011
Plus america has weapons that could wipeother coutries off the face of the earth. We just choose not to use those weapons but uf we really whanted to we would only if we whanted to we just choose not too
VVP

Moncton, Canada

#50 Nov 9, 2011
Someone here earlier mentioned how The united states is the most technologically advanced because of some inventions. Well quite frankly almost all of the inventions the person listed were quite frankly invented by europeans not the americans, and some were innovated not invented. I'm surprised everyone just accepted his comment without even questioning or a little research. Well here's the truth to his statements.
Americans Invented Cars - False, Karl Benz is credited with inventing the modern automobile. All Henry Ford did was innovate the concept how to get the most money of cars. Basically he found out how to get rich by mass selling already invented tech.
Americans Invented Airplanes - False, not the first to build and fly experimental aircraft, the Wright brothers were the first to invent aircraft controls that made fixed-wing powered flight possible. The wright brothers did nothing of significance, they altered already invented things and made flight easier then before. If it wasn't the wright brothers someone else would have done this in a week or so, it was only a matter of time not high technology as loads of other people were working on the same thing as the wright brothers.
On regards to Electricity, it is true, Benjamin Franklin was one of the important figures to study it, however he lived in a time before USA was even characterized and was mostly influenced by british culture around science and his own brain rather then american culture.
NASA was behind the Russian Space Agency pretty much always. The so called moon landing was not of any significance to the USSR as it already launched modules to the moon and consider putting people there less significant and was working on Mars and new Satellites already instead of the moon.
In conclusion, I only give one credit really to USA's science workforce out of all he stated, and that is the first "modern" computer. In general USA's science strength is Computer Software and Computer Hardware. However that is basically all. Cars are best in Germany, Nuclear Technology in Russia, The best Weapons and Military technology are invented mostly in europe as the french person stated before me. Airbus is the more advanced aircraft generally and outsells Boeing. Genetics & Biology are most advanced in Britain.(Cloned DOlly, first artifical virus, first artificial organs)
And with all due respect, modern americans are mostly innovators, not inventors. They take something invented and improve it to a certain social level were it could give them lots and lots of money.
However I'm posting this because I want the readers to understand next time someone credits inventions to people, double check and research instead of just accepting the fact. That is all.
Regards, VVP
sis

Cambodia

#51 Nov 9, 2011
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The smart one

Euless, TX

#52 Apr 25, 2012
Just like to point out to all, sorry about people on here from US being jerks ;) we arnt all like that and I hope you know that, and second nationalism is a good thing it's the drive to make your nation #1 that makes nations great :D finally stop blaming religion for mistakes, the only 2 religions to actually hurt advances are catholic and Muslim (crusades and terrorism respectfully) Buddhism, Christianity, and so on didn't do those so it's not a full on religion problem, don't kid yourself ;)
Tyler

San Marcos, CA

#53 Jun 28, 2012
David wrote:
I just wanted to point out that Denmark is actually the most technologically advanced country in the world.
Denmark is absolutely not the most advanced country, its Japan.
Tyler

San Marcos, CA

#54 Jun 28, 2012
I think everyone forgot about Germany
Here's my top 5:
1. Japan
2. USA
3. China
4. Germany
5. Sweden/UK/Switzerland
Tyler

San Marcos, CA

#55 Jun 28, 2012
A European wrote:
You know. Its amazing to me how close minded and uneducated some people can be. Don't you realized that science has no nation. Science is human.
We as a species have advanced technology farther and farther as the years went on. And you cannot talk about technology and just mention the last 200 years. Why, because all of a sudden there was a giant leap in our abilities to advance science.
Take the example of the wheel. Was it Americans? No. of course not, but it was one of the greatest single technological advancements in history of man. Its a long time ago, but today we consider it as a human achievement.
Now. If you don't mind Joe Momma. Europe came out of the Middle Ages long before the United States was created.
There are many things that were INVENTED by Europeans or others and were then perfected by Americans and will be perfected again by who ever.
One good example is the Internet. The French invented the internet. They invented the technology and concept. They did not however realize the potential for their invention. Did not think they needed to patent it as they were using it in France already. It was called the Minitel. Showed it to Americans among others at a Science fair. Americans ran home, took the French design, patent it. And declared themselves inventors of the internet.
Now. Can you seriously sit there and deny the importance of such an invention. And even if Americans patented it and used it for profit. The brains which invented it were not American. And thats what we are talking about here. The BRAINS. The mental capacity to invent amazing things.
As for military advancements. Well, saying that America is simply better then everyone else is completely false. You might have more fire power and might be willing to screw up your economy in order to spend billions you don't have on acquiring more weapons. But in military technology, you are far from the world leader.
For instance, you weren't even the ones who created the first atom bomb. The Nazis were. The bombs dropped on Nagasaki and Hiroshima were made in Nazi Germany by German scientists. Brought to the US in secret, and The German scientists of the Manhattan Project (Oppenheimer & Einstein) were able to study it. The one technological advancement the USA made which made the atom bomb deadly and which the Germans were unable to do was to build a reliable delivery system for the bomb. That the Germans had not been able to do. And after the war, the Americans got their hands on the scientists and the research which is known as Nazi Germany's super weapons. Like the first Jet Fighter in History. German made under Nazi rule.
JOE MOMMA. You remind me of the guy from Mail Call from the History Channel. Youtube it. He compares an MP40 and a Thompson. In his demonstration, the MP40 is clearly much more powerful and especially accurate. But he declares the Thompson the better sub-machine gun. Now that is just plain stupid and biased.
TOP MILITARY EXPORTERS:
USA, RUS, FRA, GER, UK
Nuclear Power Ranking (in number of warheads):
1.Russia
2.USA
3.France
Military Technology. Top Chart 2010:
Best Fighter plane: F-22 Raptor (USA)
Best Tank: Leclerc Tank (FRA)
Most Advanced Assault Rifle: HK416 (GER)
Most Reliable AR: AK-47 (USSR/RUS) created in 1947.
Most Accurate AR: L85 Individual Weapon (GBR)
Best Attack Helicopter: Tiger (FRA/EUR)
And as far as best military special forces in the World:
Best military SWAT: G.I.G.N.(FRA)
Best Commando Force: S.A.S.(GBR)
Best Amphibious: US Marines (USA)
Anyway. The fact is Europe and the US are allies. Who cares who is better or top gun maker. As long as its either one of us. Europe and the United States work and fight together. We need each other. And Americans really need to realize that.
If France wasn't the biggest paper tiger in the world I would agree. All they do is surrender though
Fremont

Kenmore, WA

#57 Oct 19, 2013
The smart one wrote:
Just like to point out to all, sorry about people on here from US being jerks ;) we arnt all like that and I hope you know that, and second nationalism is a good thing it's the drive to make your nation #1 that makes nations great :D finally stop blaming religion for mistakes, the only 2 religions to actually hurt advances are catholic and Muslim (crusades and terrorism respectfully) Buddhism, Christianity, and so on didn't do those so it's not a full on religion problem, don't kid yourself ;)
just a little fyi - Catholicism is a Christian religion. It is a subcategory under Christianity just like Protestant, Presbyterian, Baptist, Methodist, Lutheran, etc., etc.
Davis

Natchitoches, LA

#58 Feb 15, 2014
I believe that we should be trying to work together to advance the worlds technology. I AM from America, but I have seen how idiotic, arrogant, stuck-up, a-holes we can be. I hate that. There is a reason other countries don't like us. I believe that yes we have had some useful developments, but the rest of the world has helped to improve those developments. In addition the main reason that there are advancements is because of the competitive economy. It is about advancing technology and making the world a better place. Who cares who is more advanced. As long as they aren't idiots, and try to use that technology to attack other nations or commit crimes, then why does it matter so much?! You do realize that if the nations of the world cooperated and shared information we could have BIOLOGICAL IMMORTALLITY IN A FEW DECADES. Now I know what your thinking when you read this, "Immortality! HA! Yeah right". But it is possible to have a biologically immortal creature. There is even a current example in nature. It is called the Turritopsis dohrnii. This jellyfish actually "sheds" its old, sexually mature cells and emerges as a sexually mature creature. IT REVERSES AGING. Think about the application is humans. With the right research into this small, creature we could become immortal. The greatest minds of entire generation, living as longs as they avoid disease and physical injury. This means our bodies would not give out or weaken from old age. Why must we compete and die before we live 90 years as individual nations, when we could live for hundreds of years as a WORLD? Are the petty squabbles over land and power and wealth so important that you would reduce a large possible increase in your life. Why do we fight? What do we gain? As a world our technological advancements could flourish, but as individual nation, they become weapons for killing people and ruining lives. Let us advance as a World, not fall as nations.

P.S.
I am 16! I know that adults don't like hearing this, but being older doesn't always make you wiser. Sometimes I just makes you more prone to preconceived notions and past hurts. Those then lead to reckless decisions based on personal feeling and stupidity. If a group of kids, one boy and girl, from every nation around the world, were raised together and brought up in the same town, do you think that they would hate each other based on their homeland's past? No! Sometimes all it takes is one generation to make a change. To stop the wars and the endless struggles for power. What would happen if the world had a near apocalyptic threat? The governments would band together for survival. So, why must death unite us, when we can be united in life and peace?

It doesn't matter who is more advanced because in the end every advancement is improved by another. And last of all, THE US IS NOT, I REPEAT NOT, ANY BETTER THAN THE OTHER NATIONS OF THE WORLD!! SO, SUCK IT UP FELLOW AMERICANS, AND STOP MAKING EVERY OTHER FUCKING NATION HATE US! I AM SERIOUSLY CONSIDERING GOING TO BRITIAN OR FRANCE OR JAPAN, AND SAYING I AM FROM CANADA SO I WONT BE JUDGE BY THE ACTIONS OF OUR GREEDY POLITIANS, OR DUMBASS IDIOTS WHO MAKE UP A GOOD PERCENT OF OR POPULATION! SO, PEOPLE WHO SAY AMERICA IS THE BEST, FOR THE LOVE OF THE GOD YOU WORSHIP (quite frankly I just need proof, even reasonable theoretical proof, of a gods existence), SHUT THE FUCK UP!!!!

As for people in other countries, I know its hard to believe, but not all Americans are stupid and/or arrogant. So, please don't hate all of us for the actions of some. I am not saying they are right and I am definitely not saying some of your assumptions are wrong but could you try to give some of us a chance. I don't blame you if you don't, though.

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