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.

Fear of an American Internet

France finds it difficult to gather support for its plan to challenge to Google
Markus Dettmer
February 2, 2006

America Should Open Its Doors Wide to Foreign Talent

The US educates foreign students, but could do more to help them stay
Craig Barrett
February 1, 2006

Truly a World Wide Web

With new users galloping, the world-wide web lives up to its name
February 24, 2006

Chinese Censors of Internet Face “Hacktivists” in US

American activists fight to keep the web world-wide
Geoffrey A. Fowler
February 14, 2006

So Long Dalai Lama: Google Adapts to China

Google’s new Chinese search engine is custom-made for censorship
Joseph Kahn
February 15, 2006