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Rising Above the Gathering Storm: Energizing and Employing America for a Brighter Economic Future

Rising Above the Gathering Storm: Energizing and Employing America for a Brighter Economic Future

This video was recorded at MIT World Series: Emerging Technologies Conference at MIT 2006. George Whitesides refers to the recent National Academies report, "Rising Above the Gathering Storm," as a "case study for how to catch the attention of the government at a particular time." As one of a select group of scientists invited to participate in framing the report, Whitesides offers insights on its conclusions and recommendations. He points out that the entire process of examining how to strengthen this nation's position in the global economy was contrary to the slow and deliberate pace of Academy members. By request of Congress, they had to arrive at a strategy with concrete steps in 90 days, which "almost violates the second law of thermodynamics," says Whitesides. The notion was to "get a... Show More
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