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.

The Basics: How to Outwit the World’s Internet Censors

It is possible to stay one step ahead of the Chinese government
Tom Zeller Jr.
February 1, 2006

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