Just a random thought I had today. When talk is made of assisting developing nations, or the poor and downtrodden locally, there is this assumption that the industrialized nations (see the assumptions, just in the name?) are at the pinnacle of innovation and creation, and so the majority of our energies should be spent on improving the lives of the less fortunate.
But consider the world of 2010 aside the likely world of 2020. Shouldn't we be pushing the most advanced nations/communities even further ahead, as fast as possible, so that common necessities are even more available and affordable for everyone?