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.

China Clamps Down on Web News Discussion

The internet destabilizes Chinese politics
Mark Magnier
February 26, 2004

Google Adds 1 Billion Pages to Stay Ahead

The more pages the merrier for web searches
February 19, 2004

China: Controls Tighten as Internet Activism Grows

Detentions up over 60 percent since Nov. 2002
September 28, 2003

Cuba Ailing? Not Its Biomedical Industry

All set to become a 'world class' biotech leader
Tom Fawthrop
January 26, 2004

China: Controls Tighten as Internet Activism Grows

Detentions up over 60 percent since Nov. 2002
January 28, 2004

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