Transitioning into a 21st Century Economy - How long will it take?

Just a quick note and observation about the global economic revolution that is well underway as we move deeper into the 21st century and the 'Information Age'..

EDS put out a great video a few years back illustrating that replacing an existing IT system used in day-to-day business operations by an enterprise is like rebuilding an airplane while it is in-flight.  Take a look at this 'Airplane' video that is posted on YouTube.

After watching the video, think about how much more complicated it is replacing a country's economy as we continue the process of transitioning from the Industrial Age to the Information Age.  Thousands of companies and whole industries are being replaced on the fly.

This is not a simple set of  problems and issues that are being addressed. Expecting a 'quick fix' from any politician or political party is ridiculous. We're all in this together and it's going to take a lot of time, effort, and resources to complete the transition into a 21st century Information Age economy.

How long do you think it will take the U.S. to complete the transition? 1 year? 5 years? More than 10 years?


Thanks peter for the link but

Thanks peter for the link but i think may be 5 years it will take to U.S to complete transition as U.S is economically rich country.

America's Future

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