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Is it wrong to sell your innovation to another country?
Many times it happens, when an engineer or a scientist is a great specialist in some field and have a great ideas to apply in life, but the homeland is not always interested in. 
For example, after university a man has been working in one factory, that produces a details for laptops, tv and phones for 20 years. He has a great ideas how to make a new types of phones, or an unique details or microchips. But his country is not interested, simply doesn't cate. He is in some kind of depression, because he wanted to do something for his country. He rejected all offers from other countries and wait for the chance to be heard...After many years he agreed to sell the potent, and now his microchip works in every phone. He works in that company too.
What do you think about that?
Does it mean something who is the owner of a patent?
How to make others listen to you in your homeland?
Mar 27, 2018 2:02 PM
Comments · 17

It's a little - known fact that the US government was not interested in the Wright Brothers airplane. So they took their new invention to France, Germany, and Britain. The US Army was suddenly very interested in the Wright Flyer. And the rest is history.

March 28, 2018
I didn't like it when Orban did it in 1453, and I still don't like it today.
March 28, 2018

Sarah, "wanting to support your country" and "avoiding supporting others" is not entriely the same. First and above all - emotionally.

There are techinical differences (it is not a "zero sum game" anyway, you contribute in humanity progress one way, or you are hindering it the other) but I think, 'views', 'mindest' and 'emotions' matter.

Helping you friends - is one thing, and a very good one. A culture treating you as a bad person when you help strange people is a rather dirty stuff.

March 27, 2018

"After many years he agreed to sell the potent, and now his microchip works in every phone."

Potent is a Latin word that comes from the Latin verb potere which means "to be able to do something". You can use it in words such as omnipotent, potential, etc.

Patent is a legal right granted to the inventor of a device or a pioneering idea or something that can "potentially" have monetary or financial value.

And the topic of your discussion is something that frequently happens in Iran. I think people with great ideas should live or work in places that appreciate them and provide them with the things they require for success. Maryam Mirzakhani would have never won a Fields medal had she chosen to stay in Iran.

March 27, 2018
I reckon, it's right to do like that. If people in own country didn't appreciate your invention, it would be a good idea to sell it another country. 
March 27, 2018
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