Pop quiz: Where were all these things invented?
- The first microprocessor, the 8088
- The Pentium and Celeron computer processors
- Anti-Virus software
- Code that enables sending email
- Mobile Phones
- Texting (SMS)
- USB Flash drives
- The Super Iron Battery, which may be in your (next) electric car
- Transparent solar panels (“Solar Windows”)
- Drip irrigation
- Cherry Tomatoes
- Sodastream (A machine to make soda at home)
- The Pillcam (swallow-able colonoscopy device)
- Heart stents
- Radiation-free X-ray technology
- The Epilator hair-removal device
- A new technology for divers that extracts air from the water
Impressive list, huh? Without these inventions, the world would be a much different place, probably a worse one.
If you said, “The United States”, good guess, but no. The answer is Israel, the tiny, much-maligned country that has more research and development, and more Nobel Prizes per capita, than any other country on earth.
How could this be? In a country that didn’t even exist 70 years ago?? It might have something to do with Israeli philosophy. Classical rabbinical literature created the Hebrew phrase “Tikkun olam” (literally, “world repair”). The Israelis seem to have not only realized that the World is broken, but decided to do what they could to repair it.
The innovations in the above list are only a few of the things Israel has done to make the world a better place. They are often first on the scene of major disasters, bringing state-of-the-art mobile hospitals, food, and anything else needed. The list of medical advances is lengthy; Treatments for cancer, Parkinson’s disease, AIDS, epilepsy, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, and on and on.
Their cows produce more milk. Their bees produce more honey.
They rank as the fifth happiest nation on Earth, maybe because they care so much about their fellow man.
On the other hand, it just might be a God thing…
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