Wednesday, January 28, 2015
  1. The Decline of US Military Innovation

    Dan Steinbock

    The Decline of US Military Innovation

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     warns that limited R&D budgets could cost America's armed forces their technological edge.

    US military cyber training Georgia National Guard/Tracy J. Smith/Flickr

    The US military may still be the most advanced in the world, but its continued technological leadership is far from assured. Limitations on R&D budgets, driven by mandatory spending cuts, pose one of the greatest challenges to America's efforts to maintain its edge in innovation. READ MORE

  2. Connectivity for All

    James Manyika

    Connectivity for All

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    &  identify four key barriers that are slowing the pace of Internet adoption worldwide.

    Internet Cafe closed Africa Charles Roffey/Flickr

    Though the number of new Internet users has tripled over the last decade, four major barriers have caused the pace of expansion to slow considerably. Given the enormous economic benefits of connectivity, finding ways to provide Internet access for the world's remaining four billion people should be a high priority. READ MORE

  3. Hacking for Humanity

    Carlo Ratti
  4. A New Century’s New Technologies

    Susan Hockfield

    A New Century’s New Technologies

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     says that economic growth will be powered by a convergence of biology and engineering.

    Nanotechnology chip Sandia Labs/Flickr

    The technologies on which many of us depend today arose from a parallel convergence of discoveries in physics and engineering in the early twentieth century. The industries and economic drivers of the twenty-first century will arise from the increasingly combined efforts of biology and engineering. READ MORE

  5. The Coming Productivity Revolution

    Dominic Barton

Focal Point

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