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.

US Falls Behind in Global Race for Talent

World’s best and brightest are less keen to study, work or stay in the US
Bruce Stokes
October 17, 2011

In a Borderless World, Innovation Reigns Supreme

As innovation slows, the source for the next wave of good jobs remains unknown
Ashok Bardhan
April 4, 2011

India Needs a Sputnik Moment

To compete globally, India must jolt education and spur innovation
David J. Karl
March 4, 2011

Can the Internet Tame Governments? – Part II

China’s fast-expanding internet and media development pose new challenges to authoritarian party rule
Borje Ljunggren
February 11, 2011

We Have Your Number

India gives unique identity number to citizens to include them in the economy
Nandan Nilekani
January 21, 2011

The Post-WikiLeaks World – Part II

Governments and corporations discover that spur-of-the-moment online protests are just a click away
Rebecca Wexler
December 17, 2010

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Africa Unplugged

Low-cost solar power lets many access electricity, including charging smartphones and lighting homes
November 9, 2016

Internet of Things: Have We Bitten Off More Than We Can Chew?

More than 6 billion such devices are in use
Alyssa Newcomb and Jo Ling Kent
October 28, 2016

Why You Should Care About Yahoo Secretly Scanning Emails

Apathy over reports of secret surveillance could lead to decreased security
Amelia Tait
October 10, 2016

Chinese R&D Goes Global

Chinese firms pledge $53.2 billion for investments, edging out US firms
Jacopo Dettoni
August 31, 2016

Food for Thought

Protectionist mood in advanced economies may nudge emerging economies to develop their own service markets
Nayan Chanda
August 15, 2016

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