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America 3.0: Rebooting American Prosperity in the 21st Century-Why America's Greatest Days Are Yet to Come

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  • Posted June 2, 2013

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    As a writer of history I received and advance copy of the book f

    As a writer of history I received and advance copy of the book for review and I must say that I truly enjoyed America 3.0. I enjoyed it because, unlike other books on this topic, it does not bemoan the current situation as the end of America's greatness. On the contrary the authors are quite optimistic of its future. The authors' optimism stems from a deep grasp of history married with the understanding of the technical advances that are currently changing the world as we know it. From their perspective, the current crisis this nation is facing is from the collapse of Industrial Age America (America 2.0), which was dominated by big business, big government, and big labor. This collapse is brought on by technical advances that are reducing the power the three biggies once wielded over the American people. Publishing is a prime example. Three decades ago the big publishing houses determined what people read. Now with the invention of the Internet and Amazon an individual author, such as myself, could write, edit, and market a book directly to a worldwide audience. Thus, making the big publishing houses irrelevant. This trend has continued into the media and, as the authors point out, will continue into all facets of American society including manufacturing. This will usher in the America of the Technical Age (America 3.0).

    More importantly, just as America's unique culture allowed it to transition from an agrarian society (America 1.0) to--and then excel in-- an industrialized society, it will also allow United States to transition from an industrialized society to a technical one. Acknowledging the reality that this transition will not be easy, the book offers several recommendations that if implemented in a timely fashion could make the transition less painful, less chaotic, and less disruptive.

    This is what makes America 3.0 stand out from other books on the subject. While recognizing the crises this nation is currently in, it paints an optimistic and positive future for America. Additionally, it provides practical recommendations that can help ease America through the transition. Unfortunately, I do not believe that the elites--who have a vested interest in maintaining America 2.0--and their political stooges will willingly let go of the reins of power they have had on the American people. More likely than not, they will double down in an attempt to retain that control. If that is so, then we and our nation are in for some turbulent times. But, whether the elites like it or not, technology is changing the world and they are losing their grip on society. As the society decentralizes we, the American people, need to be ready to with plans and policies that will allow America's exceptionalism to continue into this new world. This is why America 3.0 is an essential read for every American concerned about the future of this nation.

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