Creativity and innovation is keyAmericans are celebrating their giant leap and headway in space at the envy of the rest of the world. A rocket from Elon Musk’s SpaceX company blasted off and safely entered orbit, paving the way for a new era of commercial space travel. The milestone event at the time of the coronavirus pandemic has reminded us of the cultural renaissance in Italy following the Black Death.
We congratulate the United States with envy as the achievement could not be made in the stifling regulatory education system here. The commercial rocket and ship launch was possible thanks to an environment encouraging even the boldest adventures of entrepreneurship.
The SpaceX venture could be dubbed a quintessential American achievement. The United States has led scientific and technological breakthroughs over the last century. Everything from telephones to ground and air vehicles has bloomed thanks to the support of the United States.
The United States lately has been more engaged in reining in China’s ascension through a trade war. The SpaceX launch through public-private partnership underscores the unrivalled American power that spurs creativity and innovation. Despite losing its competitive edge in manufacturing to Asian countries, the United States has the lead in the “big tech” era thanks to its rich business habitat where experiments can be pursued without regulation.
The environment bred Apple, Microsoft, Google, Neflix, Amazon, and Elon Musk — the visionary behind putting ordinary people in space. Musk, born in South Africa, did not finish his physics doctorate course at Stanford University and instead chose to start his own business in Silicon Valley. His extraordinary imagination and bold ingenuity did not end as a childhood dream, because of the business habitat fed with capital that backs start-ups until they are successful.
Musk was able to take a step toward his childhood dream of creating a city in space thanks to the environment in the United States. He became a millionaire in just four years after launching Zip2 by creating internet city guides. He went on to launch PayPal and used the money to create SpaceX and Tesla. All these steps were made toward his last goal of creating a city in Mars where 1 million people can live by 2030. Some called him crazy, but Musk proved them wrong by moving a step closer to his dream.
Our dream is to see an environment where companies can dream, and actually pursue those dreams.