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Inflection point in history


政治家や企業家など、何かを売り込まないといけない人たちは「今が重要な時」であることを色々な方法で強調するでしょう。バイデン大統領のお気に入りはinflection pointという言葉。国連総会でのスピーチでも使っていました。
SEPTEMBER 21, 2021
Will we apply and strengthen the core tenets of inter- — of the international system, including the U.N. Charter and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as we seek to shape the emergence of new technologies and deter new threats?  Or will we allow these universal — those universal principles to be trampled and twisted in the pursuit of naked political power? 
In my view, how we answer these questions in this moment — whether we choose to fight for our shared future or not — will reverberate for generations yet to come.
Simply put: We stand, in my view, at an inflection point in history.  And I’m here today to share with you how the United States intends to work with partners and allies to answer these questions and the commitment of my new administration to help lead the world toward a more peaceful, prosperous future for all people.
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Biden declares world at 'inflection point' amid crises
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Biden says the world stands at an "inflection point" in first address to U.N.
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Biden tells UN General Assembly world is at 'inflection point ...
Inflection point in history': President Biden speaks to world leaders at UN General Assembly
inflection point
転換点[期];〘数〙 変曲点⦅曲線の凹凸の変わり目⦆,〘土木〙 反曲点;TURNING POINT.

FEBRUARY 19, 2021
The challenges we face today are different.  We’re at an inflection point.  When I spoke to you as a senator and as even as Vice President, the global dynamics have shifted.  New crises demand our attention.  And we cannot focus only on the competition among countries that threaten to divide the world, or only on global challenges that threaten to sink us all together if we fail to cooperate.  We must do both, working in lockstep with our allies and partners.

APRIL 07, 2021

We’re at an inflection point in American democracy.  This is a moment where we prove whether or not democracy can deliver.  Whether it can lay the foundation for an economy built from the bottom up and the middle out, not trickle-down economics from the very top.  
MAY 25, 2021
We have to act. We face an inflection point. The battle for the soul of America has been a constant push and pull between the American ideal that we’re all created equal and the harsh reality that racism has long torn us apart.
だからと言って、誰にも真似できない(したくない(?))トランプの言葉使いのようなものとは違って、inflection pointはバイデンだけのものではありません。例えば最近では次のような例を見つけました。
On September 22 Lee comes to Intelligence Squared to explain how AI is at an inflection point and to urge us to wake up to its radiant possibilities as well as to the existential threats it poses to life as we know it. 
Kai-Fu Leeさんは先月TIMEに投稿して中国がAIの先進国であることを語っていました。
BY KAI-FU LEE  AUGUST 11, 2021 6:43 PM EDT
But if you are still thinking of China’s factories as sweatshops, it’s probably time to change your perception. The Chinese economic recovery from its short-lived pandemic blip has been boosted by its world-beating adoption of artificial intelligence (AI). After overtaking the U.S. in 2014, China now has a significant lead over the rest of the world in AI patent applications. In academia, China recently surpassed the U.S. in the number of both AI research publications and journal citations. Commercial applications are flourishing: a new wave of automation and AI infusion is crashing across a swath of sectors, combining software, hardware and robotics.