This morning, I heard man-on-the-street interviews claiming that watching Discovery fly over showed how marvelously advanced our technology is. I screamed at the radio, “You moron! It’s being put into a museum!”
The USA no longer has manned space flight. We rely on RUSSIA to get us into space. We can’t go to the moon anymore. We can’t get as far as orbit. We can’t even take a supersonic flight to Paris anymore. This is the state of American technology: we can design cool tablet computers but we can’t even afford to build them here. So tell me: where is this country heading, technologically?