30 Dec '11, 6pm

Don’t Let Innovation Languish

Don’t Let Innovation Languish

There's a theory making the rounds that technological innovation is slowing down and thus can no longer support the economic growth we've come to expect. It's not normally the sort of thing IEEE Spectrum would cover—we write about innovation rather than its absence. And indeed, as we cast about for examples of promising tech developments that will make news in 2012, the only problem we faced was in deciding which ideas not to include in the issue. But the possibility of a tech slowdown that rattles the global economy can't be dismissed. Look, for instance, at the dearth of fundamentally new drugs coming down the development pipeline. Or consider that the speeds at which we travel are no better, and are in some cases worse, than they were in the 1960s. The basic argument was set out two years ago in an e-book called The Great Stagnation , by Tyler Cowen, an economist at Geo...

Full article: http://spectrum.ieee.org/at-work/innovation/dont-let-inno...

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