Here's why Microsoft cares about basic research — and you should, too

Here's why Microsoft cares about basic research — and you should, too

Posted by Jeannette M. Wing

Jeannette Wing

The Internet, global positioning systems, the laser, multi-touch displays and search engines.

What do these have in common? These technologies, which we take for granted today, came out of basic scientific research. Basic research creates knowledge. It advances our fundamental understanding of the world.

Basic scientific research made today's technology possible, and it will lead to tomorrow's technological breakthroughs. That's why we believe it is important for our company and for our country.

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