Saturday, March 10, 2012

Open Fields Driving Innovation

Though the online community has just come through a bit of a resolution on Stop Online Piracy Act, an article in The Economist provides a few interesting insights:

"Critics, who include big companies like Google as well as start-ups and all manner of geeks, argue that the law could put a heavy burden on smaller American sites, stifle innovation and enable censorship, and that DNS filtering could disrupt the internet’s addressing system, causing security problems."

The openness of the internet has allowed exploration and creation of completely new sectors, such as gaming and online gaming, which has for example furthered modeling and simulation in manufacturing by leaps and bounds, in visualization, massive storage systems, physics engines, etc.

Complete article here.

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