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-IBM Computer Deal Marks a New Era

In the global IT revolution, China and India join the US – leaving Europe and Japan behind
Jean-Pierre Lehmann
April 1, 2005

Chinese Cell Phone Breaches North Korean Hermit Kingdom

Cell phone technology is poised to re-shape the North Korean world view - seen through the Chinese peephole
Rebecca MacKinnon
January 17, 2005

Asia Holds the Key to the Future of GM Food

Wary Asian consumers may decide how much genetically modified food will reach the world's dinner tables
John Feffer
December 2, 2004

Power of Information Technology Awaits Unleashing

Developing countries should focus more on practical issues than on winning hollow political victory
William Mougayar
July 1, 2004

Strategy for an Energy-Starved World: Go Coal!

With enormous coal reserves worldwide, the technology to turn coal into liquid fuel holds promise
David Dapice
July 15, 2004

Build an Encyclopedia: Everybody is Invited

Authority is not absent, just dispersed, in online encyclopedia
Andrew Lih
May 5, 2004

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India’s Regulator Effectively Bans Facebook’s Free Basics Service

Facebook suggests that an independent board could be appointed to decide Free Basics content
Sean McLain, Joanna Sugden and Deepa Seetharaman
February 10, 2016

10 Big Technology Trends Likely to Emerge in 2016

Big firms promote dependency while government tries to monitor internet use
Gadgets 360 Staff
January 1, 2016

Imagine America If Steve Jobs’ Father Was Turned Away Because He Was Syrian

Immigration contributes to US economic success
Nick Hanauer
December 10, 2015

Filipina Entrepreneur Shines at APEC

Engineer promotes lamps run on saltwater and sustainability as smart economics
Doris Dumlao-Abadilla
November 23, 2015

Is the USDA Silencing Scientists?

Government entomologist was blocked from presenting research on how pesticides affect monarch butterflies
Brandon Keim
November 3, 2015

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