Affluenza or inventions for an idle kind?

Sramana Mitra: America in general and Silicon Valley in particular used to be on the ball. It used to operate at Silicon speed, work really hard, and produce extremely interesting innovations. A hungry, driven work-ethic permeated the culture. Today, along with outsourcing and off-shoring, that superb work-ethic has also been shipped off to India and China. America suffers from Affluenza. True, but it is also an opportunity. Hey who else would have thought we would need a chair that massages your back while you soak your feet in hot water, waiting for pedicure. Inventions for an idle kind!

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