I missed my YouTube Presentation of Questions to the candidates because I was too old (young) to ask questions about the future (past). Furthermore, my question was too long (short) to reflect how much (little) I know about current (past) political elections. So here goes!
|Several months ago, we pulled together a sampling of Route 128, Boston, business executives for a focus group on economic intelligence. I had one question for them:
After some huffing and haranguing over soft suggestions of nano-technologies, solar fuel substitutes, biophysics and the like, the 20 executives converged on one unanimous answer:
To their minds, no technologies were capable of generating the robust and ubiquitous, multi-trillion dollar economic growth-power of I.T.!
The second question that I had drawn from their answer to the first reflected upon the executive policy-making dominating the latter part of the 20th century:
Again, after much haranguing about long-term debts and short-term payoffs, the executives answered with one voice:
This from a representative sampling of the executives of “Silicon Valley East!”
So my question is this:
“On what course are you leaders taking American in the 21st century?
“Another way of putting the question is this: How will you empower America to assume the leadership of the world in the 21st century?
“Or, is this truly the Chinese century?”
I will even provide the format for answers:
“When I am president,
I will (will not) do anything (nothing)
that will (will not) inspire
in the 21st century
global (local) village.”