Dr. Michio Kaku Says America Has A Secret Super Weapon.
So why is America seemingly so successful and produces amazing innovations from Silicon valley? When we watch American TV and talk to a lot of people they come across as really stupid. So where do all these Nobel laureates come from?
Well, America has several secret weapons that most nations (especially Americans) have never heard of. The secret weapon, the weapon that keeps the US at the forefront of innovation and scientific progress and high tech, is the H1B.
That is the secret weapon that most nations and people have never heard of. What is it? The H1B is the genius visa. If you are “a genius,” for example you have a PhD, if you have wealth, if you’re an established public figure, then bang, America wants you and you get a green card to go straight into the United States to energize Silicon Valley, which is 50% foreign born.
While Bill Gates and Steve Jobs are not foreign born, 50% of the scientists behind Bill and Steve are foreign-born. There’s a massive brain drain from foreign countries and it the the United States that is sucking in all the top talent and geniuses.
This is where innovation takes place and is rewarded financially. Lets be clear, America does “see the genius in the classroom.” like the young Gates and young Jobs and even the young Albert Einstein.
In the East there is an expression, “The nail that sticks out gets hammered down.” In the East there is this Confucian tradition that you’re not supposed to make your peers look bad by excelling and trying to achieve something beyond their abilities. Don’t make everyone around you look stupid in other words.
However, in the West, there is another saying, and that is, “The squeaky wheel gets the grease.” So, the innovators, the real imaginative thinkers, they are rewarded in the American system, while in the East they are hammered down.
And third, the American college system is not so bad. Even though the high school system generates millions of near-illiterate students, by the time they hit college, then that’s when they begin to accelerate. That’s when they begin to get up to speed if they have it in them.
But the US can not sustain their scientific establishment this way. They can not continue to rely on foreign scientists. They need to generate their own pool of geniuses.