Author of Innovation Nation, scientist and entrepreneur John Kao gave a talk at this year's AAAS meeting on innovation and how the US needs to embrace it in order to live up to a future role as global science and technology leader. Only by integrating innovation and scientific research will new ideas in business and technology flourish. Some obstacles to bridging "scientific talent and capital" are prohibitive immigration policy, restrictions on access to intellectual property, and a technology infrastructure that makes things like broadband available to relatively few Americans, he says in this NYT article.
Shrinking the Divide Through Innovation
Jun 25, 2008