Gone are the days when early cartoonists and animators tried to make movies with hand-drawn drawings and graphics. The great Walt Disney used to draw most of his early works by hand. His work is a pinnacle and an inspiration to modern […]
Gone are the days when early cartoonists and animators tried to make movies with hand-drawn drawings and graphics. The great Walt Disney used to draw most of his early works by hand. His work is a pinnacle and an inspiration to modern animators and graphic designers around the world.
Contemporary animated films are a zenith in the modern film industry. Viewers have never before experienced such a high-level display of graphics, animations and CGI.
Technological advances in the field of information technology and design have allowed a myriad of possibilities for today’s animators. It has become much easier for graphic and animation artists to be ambitious in their endeavors because the technology of our time is extremely permissive, with radical new advancements occurring every day.
Animation has come a long and arduous road since its earliest days, with today’s animated creations being so completely realistic that you could reach out and touch them.
The advent of state-of-the-art computers and computer applications, over the years, have been revolutionary and should be credited with the success of today’s animation industry.
Technological advancements in the animation industry are a never-ending process and are expected to grow by leaps and bounds, even outpacing the current trend of ‘bigger and better’.
Take CGI for example, computer generated images go beyond the established laws of physics. Animators can make their animated characters perform impossible, sometimes outrageous feats using advanced CGI.
The current state of CGI is the result of innovations in the way we solve computer algorithms and improvement in the compactness of integrated circuits, along with the development of various software.
CGI is not only efficient but also profitable. It’s a cheaper alternative than any other form of animation, not to mention you have to build expensive miniature stages and stages. Of course, it has its own weaknesses. CGI animators have yet to capture complex human emotions and movements.
No matter how realistic an animated human may appear, it will still have limited movements and reactions. Paul Ekman, an American psychologist, has classified human emotions into 6 types, universally present in all people in the world. The 6 emotions she recognized were happiness, sadness, surprise, fear, anger, and disgust. He added a seventh emotion, later, that of contempt.
Animators haven’t been able to capture all of the emotions mentioned above, thus far, but with the kind of technological metamorphosis that happens every day, this may soon be a reality.
So what does the future hold for animation and animators?
Well, it’s a never-ending process and the future looks bright for animation and animators. On the one hand, photorealistic representation in animation is being used more and more.
Paul Walker’s death was devastating, for fans of the Fast & The Furious franchise and the film fraternity in general. What was most frustrating was the fact that he died in the middle of filming Furious 7.
But that did not stop the filming of the film, instead the entire film was completed with the help of a photorealistic rendering, in which a digital double or a virtual actor was used, with the look and feel of Paul Walker, along with Walker’s brother. to wrap up the movie.
This largely unavailable technology about a decade ago would have rendered the film useless and probably archived. The premature death of the main actor would have caused the cancellation of all the filming. In extreme cases, where millions would have been spent and canceling would not be an option, the studio would likely spend millions more to re-film with a new cast, in hopes of saving the film.
The day is not far off when filmmaking will be a much cheaper proposition, as it will be much easier to replace actors with their digital image. Imagine being able to digitally resurrect an actor, who has been dead for a long time or is unavailable for a particular shoot, due to a scheduling conflict.
The science of animation will continue to evolve and grow to an extent that can surpass the current scenario. Human ingenuity is limitless. As long as we have dreamers, there will be a constant stream of advanced technologies, taking animation to a new level.
StarCraft 2 launched in September 2010 and has since brought eSports to the world in force. Last month, SC2 had more than $ 60,000 in cash prize tournaments and, as of its launch date, has more than $ 1.2 million in cash […]
StarCraft 2 launched in September 2010 and has since brought eSports to the world in force. Last month, SC2 had more than $ 60,000 in cash prize tournaments and, as of its launch date, has more than $ 1.2 million in cash prizes as indicated on the SC2 tournament page. This article explains how StarCraft 2 takes esports to the next level.
Since its launch, SC2 has had commenters, many of whom have been commenting since the original StarCraft. Husky and HD, the two most notable, have amassed hundreds of thousands of subscribers to their dedicated SC2 commenting YouTube channels. Both channels, when a video is published, have more than 10,000 views in hours and more than 100,000 in days. Now many more people can be found commenting on SC2 matches, there are plenty of SC2 replay sites out there, which makes it incredibly easy for anyone to start their own YouTube channel. Many of these commenters have paid sponsors who pay them to add a logo or banner to the commented video. SC2’s commented replays are just one of the many things that make SC2 a world leader in eSports.
Matches televised and broadcast live. Recently, there have been websites that have dedicated broadcasts to specific SC2 players like LiquidTLO or TheLittleOne who ran a 24-hour SC2 marathon where the money raised would be donated to the Médecins Sans Frontières charity. This was a huge success for the SC2 pro gamer and raised over $ 2,400 with a peak audience of 24,000. It is not only the websites that broadcast these matches, but also the television stations. Korea, for example, has several television channels for SC2 matches.
StarCraft 2 is global. The game has its largest fan base in Korea; the day of liberation was a national holiday. Korea has also made StarCraft an official national sport of the country. SC2 was huge in Korea since its release to the rest of the world, it’s a growing trend. Since its launch, it has been added to the World Cyber Sports Cup, the largest esports event in the world. There are many LAN tournaments around the world from America, Europe and Asia. The main leagues in the world are NASL, the North American Star League, the ESL European Starcraft League and the GSL Global Sarcraft League for Korea. North Korea also has GomTV, which has a partnership with Blizzard and broadcasts StarCraft 2 games on live TV. So as you can see, StraCraft 2 is still dominant in Korea, yet very few players travel to Korea to play professional StarCraft 2 because unlike the original StarCraft 2, it is becoming increasingly popular in the rest of the world in instead of retiring to Korea. For the first time in history, people living outside of Korea have for the first time the opportunity to earn a living by playing StarCraft 2.
With full-time salaries, cash prize tournaments, and sponsorships bigger than any other game in history, StarCraft 2 is the king of esports.
Google is the place to work according to Fortune magazine, which listed the top 50 companies to work for. Google is listed as one of the top competitors for most features, including unusual perks, coffee shops, health coverage, and the work environment. […]
Google is the place to work according to Fortune magazine, which listed the top 50 companies to work for. Google is listed as one of the top competitors for most features, including unusual perks, coffee shops, health coverage, and the work environment. Most of the other companies that made it to the top 50 only excel in one or two areas. This is the second year in a row that Google has managed to capture the number one position in Fortune’s company assessment.
Standard benefits offered by Google include 100% health care coverage and on-site child care. In addition, new moms are entitled to 18 weeks of paid maternity leave, while dads have 7 weeks. Some perks that aren’t quite standard include 17 cafeterias that offer free food to all employees.
The rule at Google is that no staff member should be more than 100 feet from a food source. That doesn’t mean they only have access to junk food vending machines, or that coffee shops hand out quick, easy, and fat-laden meals. Top chefs prepare a variety of meals, with unique variations on the daily meals. Mac and cheese, for example, come with mushrooms and truffles.
They also have a keen interest in preserving the environment and have a department dedicated to “green” technology research. Google does its best to be as energy efficient as possible, which is a mindset that is fostered in its employees. In the spirit of energy conservation, they subsidize staff members who purchase hybrid or electric cars to the tune of $ 1,000. California-based employees are entitled to special discounts if they install solar panels in their homes.
Google is also quite unique in that it has a policy that allows fervent animal lovers to bring their beloved pets to work. The obvious provision is that the various dogs, cats, and various others must be reasonably well-behaved and house-trained. It was reported in The Inquirer, UK, that the pet policy is under review, after a misbehaving pet python created chaos and terror at the New York branch.
Bingham McCutchen only came in at 41st on the list, but it’s the number one company when it comes to high-paying packages. The law firm is known for hiring promising law school graduates for a whopping $ 160,000 a year. His legal secretaries, whose importance is often overlooked by other firms, earn an average of $ 69,000 a year. This is higher than what some managers at other companies earn. The average salary for Bingham McCutchen staff is a staggering $ 211,017 a year.
EBay San José campuses have special de-stress areas for employees who need some serenity and relaxation. Rooms with comfortable tatami pillows and rugs are ideal for midday prayer and meditation, so staff can return to work refreshed and revitalized.
Camden Property Trust offers a 20% discount to employees who live in company apartment complexes. Vacationing staff members can also use fully furnished apartments for just $ 20 a night.
Nike is one of the most socially conscious companies to work for, with employees in the Portland office volunteering as Portland Mountain Rescuers. They respond to emergencies at any time, no matter what they are doing or how important it is. When prospective employees are interviewed and warned about the possibility of their job being interrupted by mountain searches, the standard response is, “What is more important, saving lives or selling shoes?”
The one thing all of the companies on the top 50 list have in common is that they realize that a company is only only as good as its employees, so they go out of their way to ensure staff happiness and satisfaction. Staff turnover is low, while job satisfaction is high. Who wouldn’t want to work for a company that rents out an entire movie theater for a day so their staff can see a blockbuster movie on its release date?
Who doesn’t love a well planned and organized furnished home? The kitchen is a part of your home where you have cabinets, floors, countertops, appliances, and many other things to manage. A well-designed modular kitchen not only enhances the interior beauty of […]
Who doesn’t love a well planned and organized furnished home? The kitchen is a part of your home where you have cabinets, floors, countertops, appliances, and many other things to manage. A well-designed modular kitchen not only enhances the interior beauty of your home, it also makes your lifestyle that much easier. This article will give you a list of some Android apps that will give you amazing design ideas for your kitchen. Get unique ideas and remodel your kitchen.
# 1 Homify
Looking for great home design ideas? Get this app from Homify on your phone for free and explore a variety of design ideas for the whole house and kitchen. More than 1.5 million photos of the different kitchen and home environments are available in this application. Suppose you are browsing the photo library and you like some ideas to apply in your kitchen or home. How to remember those particular photos in millions of options? Homify has the option of favorites, where you can save the photos that you like the most. This app offers some smart tips and tricks for home design.
# 2 3D home design
This is an app for general home design which means you can also design your kitchen using this app. With the help of Home Design 3D, you can create 3D spaces that meet your specifications. Now, you can build, decorate or customize the created space as you wish. How useful is this application? Well the 3D view would give you a better idea and you will be able to carry out your ideas and make sure your plan is working perfectly within the space you have or not.
# 3 Houzz
New Ideas with Option to Buy – That’s a deadly combination Houzz offers its users. Along with over millions of photos, this app provides inspiration and ideas for designing your kitchen. Even more interesting, Houzz has the ‘My Room’ feature with which you can design the room of your dreams. In this way, you can check whether a particular appliance or piece of furniture fits into the space of the room you have or not. In addition, you can buy the necessary items for home decoration from a variety of products available.
# 4 Kitchen design ideas
As the name of the app suggests, for brilliant design ideas for your kitchen, you can get this app on your phone for free. Tropical, contemporary, modern, etc. Several varieties of theme-based kitchen design ideas are available in this app. When you run out of ideas on how to make a perfect kitchen, this app will come in handy.
Apart from all the apps mentioned above, Planner 5D, Magicplan are some other popular apps that would help you get awesome design ideas for your kitchen.
When it comes to hybrid SUVs, many people weren’t quite sure how they would work. Could an SUV really hold all the space and still get great fuel economy? Well, Toyota has shown that the concept of a hybrid SUV can really […]
When it comes to hybrid SUVs, many people weren’t quite sure how they would work. Could an SUV really hold all the space and still get great fuel economy? Well, Toyota has shown that the concept of a hybrid SUV can really work with its new Toyota Highlander hybrid. While you can expect to pay a bit more for the Toyota Highlander hybrid than you would for the regular gasoline engine, many people feel the benefits are worth the added cost up front.
Superior fuel economy
When it comes to SUVs, one of the main problems with them has been that they are not very good when it comes to fuel. Since they are heavier, larger, and the aerodynamics of these vehicles are not as efficient as in cars, they use much more fuel than a car. While there have been hybrid cars in the headlines for a few years when it comes to fuel economy, now the Toyota Highlander hybrid plans to do the same. Believe it or not, you can take advantage of the fuel economy with this new hybrid SUV that is as good as any other car out there today. Therefore, the Toyota Highlander definitely offers fuel economy that cannot be beaten by any other SUV.
Better for the environment
In addition, the new Toyota Highlander hybrid is also much better for the environment than conventional SUVs. When you go down a hill or stop in traffic, this hybrid shuts off the engine. This means that you are not only using less gas, but you are also not contributing as many emissions to the air. It’s important to save the environment and reduce emissions, and the Toyota Highlander Hybrid can help you save the environment.
When you sit in the Toyota Highlander hybrid, one thing you will notice is that there is plenty of room for the passengers. Even the rear seat has plenty of legroom, even when the seats are in the forward position. However, while they offer a third-row seat that is supposed to seat two more, the rear seat is difficult to reach and you have very little room to work.
Fast and powerful performance
Once you have the Toyota Highlander Hybrid on the road, you will definitely notice the difference. Even if you start the car and start it, the SUV’s engine may not even be running. When it is at low speed, the gasoline engine will stall, but this does not mean that it will lose power and performance. Whenever you need power, you’ll find it right there, but when you don’t need it, you won’t have to worry about running out of gas.
There is no doubt that responsive design will be a must in the near future. Starting in 2017, when mobile devices of all brands and sizes began to be used en masse when accessing the internet, responsive design gained a lot of […]
There is no doubt that responsive design will be a must in the near future. Starting in 2017, when mobile devices of all brands and sizes began to be used en masse when accessing the internet, responsive design gained a lot of traction as people appreciated the way websites appeared on their devices, providing an experience improved online. So, if you want your customers to remember and appreciate your company and your brand, you need to have a responsive design on your site if you haven’t already. But, before you jump into anything, there are a few things you need to know about the design of this particular website.
What makes responsive design so different from the rest?
The main thing to keep in mind when thinking about responsive design is the fact that you can have a website adjust its size and visual elements according to the type of screen used by the end user. That is, it does not matter if the user will opt for a tablet or a smartphone, because they will be able to see the entire page of a website in its entirety, as on a computer, but on a smaller scale, something that does not happen in the case of design of websites. This feature uses CSS media queries and means that one will not have to swipe on the screen to be able to read a title, sentence, or view tabs on a website. Considering that there are many types of mobile devices and that each of us has our own preferences, using a responsive design means making many people happy when it comes to online experiences.
How does it work?
Now you are probably wondering how it is possible to make a website adapt to every type of screen. Well this is where the CSS comes in. Depending on the dimensions of the screen used, it is capable of adjusting the layout of a website, even to rearrange elements such as navigation menus, images and various pieces of content, so that the final image provides everything in a complete and balanced way. . . So it is quite a complex process that means more than just resizing images, but also adjusting the size and position of other elements for a better user experience.
What are the benefits of opting for a responsive website?
There is a false impression that responsive design is only for large and successful companies, as it is very expensive. While many impressive things can be accomplished with the help of responsive design, like those rather “fancy” details you may have seen when visiting a certain website through a mobile browser, responsive design is not out of your league. It is also not something that can be achieved through simple processes, but it is definitely not an aspect reserved only for the rich and wealthy. If you contact a reliable marketing agency, you will find that responsive design can be used by almost any type of business that wants to get more attention and customers.
Bromelain is a powerful enzyme in Nutraflex that can eliminate pain in a number of ways. It tends to block the production of compounds that cause swelling and pain. It is a powerful anti-inflammatory and can break down blood clotting proteins that […]
Bromelain is a powerful enzyme in Nutraflex that can eliminate pain in a number of ways. It tends to block the production of compounds that cause swelling and pain. It is a powerful anti-inflammatory and can break down blood clotting proteins that tend to impede good circulation as well as prevent tissues from draining properly. With such reduced inflammation and good circulation, blood can easily move to a traumatized area, relieving pain and speeding healing.
Once the pain is blocked, the swelling subsides and the blood tends to thin to reach the traumatized areas quickly and produce rapid improvement. Bromelaion tends to work synergistically with glucosamine. Increases the absorption of glucosamine and sulfur, both of which are extremely important in promoting joint health.
This means that if you take glucosamine alone, you will need to ingest almost twice as much for your body to absorb the same amount. Another ingredient in Nutraflex is Bosweilla Serrata extract, an anti-inflammatory that can gently soothe the joints and help promote cartilage rebuilding compounds. Although Boswellia works as an anti-inflammatory, it is gentle on the stomach without any irritation or ulceration that tends to occur with traditional NSAIDs. This is an amazing nutrient that can help control enzymes, compounds, and other triggers, as well as help prevent them from sending pain signals to your brain.
The glucosamine in Nutraflex is the natural organic sulfur that your joints, tendons, and ligaments need to stay healthy. It is an amino sugar that occurs naturally in humans. Glucosamine is abundant in healthy joints when you are young and protects the articular cartilage structure that is vital for maintaining strong and flexible joints. In fact, glucosamine has been shown to be extremely effective in treating osteoarthritis.
Raze is one of the latest online games featured on our site. As it is a very popular free online game and there are no reviews about it yet, the author decided to write one, along with some tips to help you […]
Raze is one of the latest online games featured on our site. As it is a very popular free online game and there are no reviews about it yet, the author decided to write one, along with some tips to help you win.
Raze offers more ways to play it and because of this, there will be more reviews about it. This one is written with respect to the human campaign. One of the following reviews will be about the alien campaign and another will talk about playstyles and in-game weapons.
Raze is a free 2D shooter game. While most of the people who commented on this free online game seemed to make a connection between Raze and Halo because of the graphics (yes, Raze does borrow some of the character graphics from Halo), it’s fair to say that this guy game concept was widely publicized. introduced by desktop games like Quake 3 Arena and Unreal Tournament (ok, you might want me to declare Unreal Tournament first … I have the same opinion). Without a doubt, Raze is one of the latest most played online games.
As in all shooter-type games, in Raze it is essential that you understand how to use each weapon and remember the location of the health, shield and damage power-ups. Every now and then in Raze you play alone and sometimes you have team members helping you. Exciting for this king of the free game, it even has an exposed plot by unlocking new levels. I won’t tell you much about it; play Raze and find out for yourself.
Now regarding the game: the first level of Raze is a tutorial level in which you find out how to move, jump, double jump, collect and change weapons, etc. In the end, you must destroy a weak bot. The next five levels are also very easy (at least I found them that way), so I won’t say much about them. If you are a skilled player, with decent reflexes, you can run and shoot any enemy you come across. With a superior weapon you can get a lot of one shot kills in these Raze levels.
I found that level 7 is the first really difficult in Raze. Suggestions: calm down, be patient and aim well. Try to shoot! Running and shooting everything you see no longer works. It’s important to choose your weapons wisely in Raze, because some don’t deal as much damage. Use sniper rifle and rocket launcher for long and medium range shooting and fire shotgun for close range battles. It was during this level (and after failing it 3 times) that I developed a careful strategy. Using the same strategy, level 8 seemed painless (level 8 features the same level design, this time having to fight zombies, zombies that only look like zombies but have the ability to move fast and use weapons like any other bot you know ). The same can be said for level 9.
Level 10 seemed much more difficult (everyone starts with Bio Uzis right away, rather than just guns) and chaotic; Providentially, the other bots on my side did a good job, while I made no difference :). Level 11 plays on the same map as Raze. It was only slightly better, and just as I put my hand on a railgun. It is worth mentioning that there is a bright area at the bottom of the level. It is not a passage, it is an electric arc that kills you, as I discovered by chance: p. Level 12 is the third time at the same level (I noticed that Raze levels 7, 8, and 9 share the same map, as do 10, 11, and 12). On this map, it got more and more difficult and I had to make a difference to win level 12. I actually did it, so let’s move on to 13. How did I do it? I abused a grenade launcher. Grenades stick to surfaces and players (!) And deal a large amount of damage to Raze. I generally don’t like that weapon, but the top of the level design made it a fantastic position to hit grenades at enemies by permanently firing in one direction: D. It might sound unconvincing, but, we won!
Raze levels 13 and 14 have the same level design as level 6, the interior of the spaceship with low gravity. Level 13 is not very difficult but, at level 14, all the members of your squad are infected and you are alone against them. It’s a classic deathmatch: everyone against everyone. And it is difficult. I managed to do it only on the third try.
Level 15 is the final fight in this free online game. It is what is called a gigantic battle. The idea is simple: you have to kill the alien boss. He’s a tough guy (with lots of horsepower) but you get 10 life to do it. You will see how long it will take you to defeat and finish Raze’s human campaign.
We’re glad that a good chunk of the latest online games have a lot of work behind them and are real high-quality games. Raze is without a doubt a very good game that should provide several hours of fun (and sometimes fighting).
The physiological benefits of aerobic training, also known as resistance or cardio, include improvements in tidal volume (amount of air moved by the lungs), blood volume, and stroke volume (amount of blood moved by the heart per beat). It also increases the […]
The physiological benefits of aerobic training, also known as resistance or cardio, include improvements in tidal volume (amount of air moved by the lungs), blood volume, and stroke volume (amount of blood moved by the heart per beat). It also increases the number of capillaries and the number and size of mitochondria. All of these contribute to the body’s ability to transport oxygen to the working muscle.
Recent research has shown that cardiovascular exercise, but not strength work or interval training, can enlarge the brains of rodents.
Okay, forget about how much that last part sounds like the premise of a 1950 sci-fi movie. Let’s look at some other research.
A long-term study followed 1,583 middle-aged men and women with no personal history of dementia or heart disease for two decades. Before-and-after tests performed 20 years apart showed that those who had stayed in shape tended to have larger brains, while the poorly conditioned participants had lost gray matter.
Holding onto gray matter prevents cognitive decline and lowers the risk of dementia. However, no specific type of exercise was explored in that study.
And that’s a perfect introduction to the long-running debate on cardio and high-intensity interval training (HIIT).
HIIT fans always stack the deck
Let me be clear: I have nothing against high intensity intervals. I use them often in my own workouts and when teaching.
But an interesting thing happens when staunch proponents of HIIT compare the relative benefits of HIIT to standard cardio.
They tend to cheat.
In the hands of the HIIT fanatic, the word “cardio” has become a code for boring exercise at the lowest intensity levels. It should come as no surprise that the benefits, if any, of these unconvincing workouts outweigh the benefits of HIIT.
And no one challenges the criteria. So let’s challenge them with just a few simple facts.
You can go hard and long
It’s not true that intense training should involve short intervals of, say, 20 to 60 seconds. If you train well aerobically and seriously enough to achieve the aerobic benefits mentioned above, you can maintain a high level of work for quite some time.
Elite marathon runners, for example, run at a pace of more than 5 minutes per mile for 26.2 miles. Most people would find it difficult, if not impossible, to run a 5 minute mile. It is a fast pace. Elite marathoners do it for a couple of hours.
As Matt Fitzgerald, well-known marathoner, trainer, and author of several books and articles, states, “Well-trained endurance athletes don’t really have to slow down much as they increase the duration of their efforts. Read magazines on elliptical trainers.”
Can’t we combine cardio with HIIT?
The training combination that appeals to me the most is a set of about 8 intense intervals in a long moderate or moderately high intensity workout.
However, it is not just my personal preference. There is evolutionary evidence that this form of training is precisely what we always should have done.
In his book Born To Run, Christopher McDougall reveals the combination of morphology, paleontology, anthropology, physics, and mathematics that led to understanding how humans became the best distance runners in the animal kingdom.
There is no way this article can do justice to McDougall’s fascinating and detailed description of the appearance of homo sapiens on Neanderthals (they were parallel species) and the evolution of humans as supreme hunters hundreds of thousands of years before creation. of the tools we associate. with hunting (spearheads, bows and arrows).
Some of the evolutionary changes include upright posture to allow deeper breathing and limit retention of solar heat; the ability to release body heat through sweat, rather than panting like other mammals until they must rest or die of hyperthermia; and the ability to accelerate once the hunted animal has been exhausted.
The human “persistent hunting” was a combination of primarily endurance running, plus some short sprints. Humans evolved to run in conditions that no other animal can match, and it’s easier for us.
Good at stamina (for a long time)
Endurance athletes can generally continue into what is considered old age in other sports. In activities like distance running, they can still outperform teens or 20-year-olds until their mid-60s.
When workouts are always high intensity, overtraining, an inability to fully recover, and a high incidence of injury are likely to occur.
Exhaustion after constant high intensity work makes it feel like heaviness, rather than something to look forward to every day. Why not exercise in a way that you enjoy in the long run?
Endurance athletes of other types show similar results. Master riders age 50 and older often outperform younger riders.
So the choice isn’t really between short, intense intervals and long, slow cardio with a magazine. The right kind of training included both.
Cardio, of course, should be hard enough to cause a training effect, not to help you catch up on your reading.
That perfect combination is effective, enjoyable, sustainable in the long term, and totally in sync with our evolutionary nature.
Why do some call the US, “The largest country in the world”? John D. Gleissner Response Because some of us believe it to be true. We have: (1) The oldest written constitution in the world that enshrines and guarantees basic rights, federalism […]
Why do some call the US, “The largest country in the world”?
John D. Gleissner Response
Because some of us believe it to be true. We have:
(1) The oldest written constitution in the world that enshrines and guarantees basic rights, federalism and the rule of law, which has provided free elections every two years for more than 228 years, has always advanced in the direction of inclusion and that it has been a model constitution. for other nations.
(2) A history of the defeat of colonialism, fascism, dictatorships, disease, the slave trade, slavery, legal racism, and communism. The world looks to the United States and its strong allies for leadership when the time comes to stand up to the forces of evil. America is far from perfect, but it somehow ends up on the side of prosperity, liberty, justice, innovation, and liberty.
(3) A history of leadership in the invention or development of the lightning rod, light bulb, telephone, telegraph, airplane, manufacturing, television, missiles and rockets, computer, life-saving drugs and medical devices, agricultural innovations, nuclear power, satellite communications. , hydroelectric dams, ships, bridges, aircraft, spacecraft, the transistor and a variety of different products and services; and leadership in numerous scientific disciplines.
(4) A history of creativity in literature, art, movies, television, computers, engineering, aerospace, science, athletics, business, humanities, and music.
(5) The world’s strongest economy, agriculture and military and a safe haven for investments from around the world. When times get tough, foreign investors vote for the United States with their money and send their assets to the United States for safekeeping.
(6) Great universities, most Nobel laureates, and an attractive destination for leading thinkers and innovators from around the world.
(7) The headquarters of the United Nations.
(8) A country that many others in the world yearn to enter. The United States debates the best ways to keep people out of the country and always has more applicants for residency than places available.
(9) A motto: In God We Trust. Providence blessed the USA with enormous natural resources and an excellent geographical position in the world. In the 20th century, the United States was said to be running out of oil and gas and completely dependent on the Middle East, Venezuela, and foreign nations for its oil. In the 21st century, the United States is the number one producer of oil and gas in the world.
(10) A two-party system that reduces special interests to the fewest number of political parties while preserving an adversarial political dynamic so necessary for free elections.
(11) Freedom, a diverse and talented population, opportunities and freedom.