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Global Connectivity

Internet User Growth Over the Next Five Years

John Garrity | Posted 06.22.2016 | Technology
John Garrity

Every June Cisco releases its latest five-year rolling forecast on internet traffic growth, and this year is no different. Now in its eleventh year, t...

Expanding Internet connectivity for global development

John Garrity | Posted 05.24.2016 | Technology
John Garrity

Last week in Nairobi, over 700 people gathered to discuss how information and communications technologies (ICTs) are being utilized around the world t...

These Maps Show How Vast New Infrastructure Is Bringing the World Together

Parag Khanna | Posted 04.24.2016 | World
Parag Khanna

SINGAPORE -- It turns out that what most defines the emerging world is not fragmentation of countries but integration within regions. Major world regions are forging dense infrastructural connectivity and reorienting their relations around supply chains rather than borders. The same world that appears to be falling apart is actually coming together in much more concrete ways than today's political maps suggest.

A Blueprint for Coordination in the Global Connectivity Agenda

John Garrity | Posted 03.29.2016 | Technology
John Garrity

As the benefits of Internet connectivity have come into full focus, a number of international organizations have announced programs for dramatically increasing the number of people connecting to the Internet.

The Data Science Revolution

Eric Schmidt | Posted 05.06.2016 | Technology
Eric Schmidt

In the next 10 years, we believe that computers will move beyond their current role as our assistants, and become our advisors. With their help, we'll grapple with and solve some of the toughest issues facing the world today.

Do You Know You Have Superpowers?

Olayiwola A. Alara | Posted 01.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Olayiwola A. Alara

In an instant I became a superhero to this incredibly smart, charming and beautiful lady. A few minutes earlier that day in the bookstore, we had never met. We had no knowledge of one another, we barely know the other existed and she was actually visiting from another country.

The Case for Connectivity

Alec Ross | Posted 04.26.2014 | Technology
Alec Ross

The upward economic mobility needed to sustainably address basic needs in the 21st century requires an Internet connection. Any economy that remains offline will grow less competitive and more isolated as the globe does its business online.

Social Media in a Time of Crisis (As Illuminated by the Earthquake in Christchurch)

Marie Elena Martinez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marie Elena Martinez

Platforms like Facebook and Twitter can radically alter lives, bring people who would otherwise remain strangers together, and help make the world a more peaceful and cooperative place.

Technology Unites Missionaries And Families Around The World

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service (RNS) Janine Winkler loves reading books to her 2-year-old grandson Judah, but instead of sitting on her lap...

Be A Productive Twit

Marc Hershon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marc Hershon

There's something different about Twitter. And it's more than just the poetic brevity of 140 character messages, it can actually be useful!

Four Reasons Why Obama is the Connective Leader for a New Era

Jean Lipman-Blumen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jean Lipman-Blumen

As connective leaders are wont to do, Obama asked the nation and the world to join with him in committing ourselves to service. In this new Connective Era, we should do nothing less.

Save the Environment, Save People

Tri Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tri Robinson

The environmental crisis facing our world today has become an issue of social justice.