And yet America is hated...
It would be interesting to subtract all that America has invented and given the world over the last 150 years and see what would be left.
Well, the rest of the world would be driving cars and we wouldn't.
Of course, this would solve our so-called Oil Addiction... So, there's an up side to everything I guess.
(We'd also be hurting some on the physics side but just the loss of the automobile would be pretty hard.)
Oh, and antibiotics...And manned space flight/satellites in orbit...
The USA has nothing to be ashamed of in the inventions/achievements department. But... We didn't invent everthing. There are a lot of bright people doing things all over the place.