Which country/region will have the most influence on long term trends?

Recently I was asked this question: “Which country/region will have the most influence on long term trends? Will it be Brazil, London, Middle East, Korea, China

  1. Brazil- 2014 World Cup & 2016 Olympics
  2. London- Host to 2012 Olympics
  3. The Middle East- Arab Spring Uprising
  4. Korea- forefront of 3D/ 4D and augemented reality
  5. China- economy bigger than USA by 2016 2 days ago

Here’s my answer at the 50,000 foot view for the long term:

The US still has the most potential IF we capitalize on our native innovative culture.
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