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.

Silicon Valley Dons a Brave Face, Despite Worries

The birthplace of hi-tech globalization frets about competition
S.L. Bachman
April 28, 2004

China's ‘Big Mamas' in a Quandary

Caught between the urge to repress and to make use of the Internet, Beijing sees its power eroded
Paul Mooney
April 12, 2004

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Google Working on “Common-Sense” AI Engine at New Zurich Base

Big data and artificial intelligence usher in a new era of computing
June 23, 2016

The Rise of Manufacturing Marks the Fall of Globalization

Robotics could usher in an era of efficient regionalization
Rebecca Keller
June 10, 2016

China’s Internet Policy Offers the Wrong Kind of Lessons

Censorship is costly and carries opportunity costs
Pete Hunt
June 8, 2016

Battle Lines Against American Tech Giants

Regulators struggle to keep pace with innovations on global reach
Farhad Manjoo
June 1, 2016

New Attack Reported by Swift Global Bank Network

Bank robbers trick banks into sending money online and then cover tracks
Michael Corkery
May 13, 2016

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