A Nation of Innovation

written on January 26, 2011 in My Articles and To Think with no comments

In addressing American innovation in the State of the Union Address, President Obama called America a nation of Google and Facebook. According to the transcript, President Obama said :

“None of us can predict with certainty what the next big industry will be, or where the new jobs will come from. Thirty years ago, we couldn’t know that something called the Internet would lead to an economic revolution. What we can do – what America does better than anyone – is spark the creativity and imagination of our people. We are the nation that put cars in driveways and computers in offices; the nation of Edison and the Wright brothers; of Google and Facebook. In America, innovation doesn’t just change our lives. It’s how we make a living.

Today India celebrates its 61st Republic Day. I am just wondering when will the day come when we can say the above statement for India too…

In America India, innovation doesn’t just change our lives. It’s how we make a living.

Let us strive hard to make it true. Happy Republic Day!