Funding for basic research should be increased...private companies cannot do it alone and the government needs to jump on the bandwagon...science and math education need to be improved...or the US will no longer the the world's innovator....and I do have to agree...when you work with technology it is easier to see the shortfalls of where we are in many areas compared to other countries...information technology will continue to transform our lives every day...BD
Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates will testify before the U.S. House Committee on Science and Technology today at 10 a.m. EDT on the future of innovation and U.S. competitiveness. At a hearing to commemorate the committee’s 50th anniversary, Gates will focus on issues of U.S. competitiveness, including education and work-force development, the need for immigration reform to allow highly skilled workers to remain in the U.S, and the need to continue to invest in basic research.
“I know we all want the United States to continue to be the world’s center for innovation. But our position as the global leader in innovation is at risk,” Gates said. “If this nation is to continue to be the global center of innovation, Congress, the current administration and the next president must act decisively.”