Where’s My Flying Car? An interesting take on our national stagnation: Silicon Valley has diverted our society’s innovation energy (and money) into supplying us with advertising, entertainment and trivial gizmos. That’s energy (and money) that might have been focused on transportation, climate, medicine, and so on.
For the past two decades, we’ve funneled treasure and talent into the ethereal world of software and digital optimization. Imagine what could happen if American ingenuity came back down to Earth.