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.

Enduring an IT Eclipse

As Bangalore overshadows Silicon Valley, the West must adjust accordingly for a chance to shine
A. Sheshabalaya
August 30, 2005

Citizens Fight Back with Cellphones and Blogs

Does citizen journalism during the London bombings signal a media revolution?
Mark Glaser
July 28, 2005

China's Internet: Let a Thousand Filters Bloom

Aided by US technology companies, Beijing tightens its control of information flow
Rebecca MacKinnon
June 28, 2005

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