(CNN) – This generation's "Sputnik moment" has arrived, President Barack Obama declared in his State of the Union address Tuesday night, referring to the United States' need to invest in research and development to
revive the economy and ensure future stability.
He was talking about investment in areas such as biomedical research and clean energy technology, but what did he mean by "Sputnik moment," exactly? Precise definitions vary, but in general, it refers to the realization, triggered perhaps by a threat or a challenge, of a need to do something different, setting a course in a new direction.
It is a shame that when we thought we were voting for a Democrat to help the people of this country all we got was a darn republican who is sure sticking as close to the corporations and republicans as he can.
President Obama is RIGHT ON with this because I remember the SPUTNIK moment and how it felt during the RACE TO THE MOON!!! I can see that moment again in the near FUTURE!!
We either get with it or fall behind. We can not all sell insurance to one another, we need value added jobs.
Wow! How refreshing!