Science & Technology

Innovation is the source of economic prosperity and global progress, simplifying routines and enriching quality of life. The internet has fundamentally altered how the world works, communicates and thinks. The global information revolution has ushered in a new era of global conversations, cooperation and crowd-sourcing among researchers, speeding the spread of new ideas and technologies in every discipline. Researchers race to develop energy alternatives, synthetic biology, transportation improvements, environmental protections or cures for disease. Governments must keep up pace with funding of education and infrastructure as well as regulations on patents, immigration, intellectual property protections and more.

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, 4 June 2015
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, 12 June 2014
Modern science is competitive, collaborative, and messy – the internet offers all a front-row seat
Amrita Nandy
, 13 May 2014
Biological parenthood is valued over all other forms – childlessness should be de-stigmatized
Mark Turin
, 3 December 2013
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Loro Horta
, 17 October 2013
China’s asymmetric capabilities have the potential to mitigate US military advantage
John Negroponte
, 8 August 2013
Global standards are needed to resist nations’ efforts to control, censor the internet

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Alyssa Newcomb and Jo Ling Kent
NBC News
, 28 October 2016
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Amelia Tait
New Statesman
, 10 October 2016
Apathy over reports of secret surveillance could lead to decreased security
Jacopo Dettoni
Financial Times
, 31 August 2016
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Nayan Chanda
, 15 August 2016
Protectionist mood in advanced economies may nudge emerging economies to develop their own service markets
Joseph S. Nye
Project Syndicate
, 11 August 2016
Global cooperation around some basic internet rules could improve connections and innovation
T.X. Hammes
War on the Rocks
, 5 August 2016
Technology is reducing jobs and need for long supply chains – national security policies must adjust

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