Welcome to the American Renaissance

In the global economy, when what one person shares with the local workshop through online tools is shared with the world, how does “insourcing” help the locals compete globally?

Today, an online hangout called “We the Geeks: Don’t Be Bored, Make Something,” inspired by Joey Hudy’s business card that he gave to the U.S. President during a White House science fair, the group talked about an explosion of innovation taking place in the United States, partly through the Maker Movement.

What do you think?  Do the citizens of your country consider themselves globally competitive because they feel empowered to be creative and ultimately successful in the local/national/world/galactic economy?

Screenshots from today’s hangout on Google+:

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