said he was concerned about inadequate funding for research or innovation in a more and more constrained economy. “One thing I see coming may be more open research projects. Michael Milken has suggested that he will fund research around prostate cancer if in fact results are shared openly and immediately. That’s a huge step in the right direction. Rather than hoarding information in hopes it will be published in Nature, we speed up the efficiency. There has been a very interesting proposal to put problems on the Internet and reward people who come up with solutions regardless of where they are in the world. That draws in the best brainpower and mobilizes more diverse resources.”



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