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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, 12 June 2014
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, 13 May 2014
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Mark Turin
, 3 December 2013
A globalized internet connects and helps vanishing languages endure
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
Vivek Wadhwa
, 26 October 2012
US sets up roadblocks; other nations offer speedy path for residency to skilled tech workers

In the News

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The Guardian
, 27 February 2015
Appeals and litigation are expected
Pallab Ghosh
BBC News
, 18 February 2015
Society must preserve tools to access documents whose value is not yet recognized
Scott Berinato
Harvard Business Review
, 13 February 2015
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Vanson Soo
Asia Sentinel
, 5 February 2015
Tech firm shrugs off security risks, using servers hosted by China Telecom
Dennis Dimick
National Geographic
, 4 February 2015
Half of the US public refuses to accept that people burning fossil fuels drive climate change
Andrew Jacobs
The New York Times
, 30 January 2015
Entrepreneurs, professors, artists and innovators struggle to connect and work with rest of the globe

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