Brightest minds from around the world come to U.S. top colleges and universities to pursue graduate degree. As soon as they obtain graduate degree, they return to their country, because student visa does not allow foreign students to stay in the U.S. after they obtain degree. It is like kick high-tech, highly skilled, entrepreneurial people out of the U.S. after training them. Those high-tech skilled graduates return to their countries e.g. China, India, Pakistan to start their own businesses and create job opportunities. This hurts American economy greatly. This is going to be changed in U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.) introduced the SMART Jobs Act (Sustaining our Most Advanced Researchers and Technology). According to Sen. Alexander, this bill is an essential measure to keep talented workers and potential job creators in the U.S.
US President Barack Obama, while addressing graduates at Hampton University, said that the iPads, iPods, Xboxes and PlayStations are a source of distraction and diversion.
You are coming of age in a 24/7 media environment that bombards us with all kinds of content and exposes us to all kinds of arguments, some of which don’t always rank all that high on the truth meter. With iPods and iPads and Xboxes and PlayStations, none of which I know how to work, information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment, rather than a tool of empowerment, rather than the means of emancipation. All of this is not only putting new pressures on you, it is putting new pressures on our country and on our democracy… We can’t stop these changes… but we can adapt to them, Education… can fortify you, as it did earlier generations, to meet the tests of your own time.
President Barack Obama gets asked a computer science question by Google CEO Eric Schmidt and see how he answers it. Coolest and nerdiest thing a US president has ever said.