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Great Minds High On Web

Many of the past century's great innovators say the Internet will hasten innovation during the next 20 years. They should know-they're Nobel laureates.

To mark the 100th anniversary of the Nobel Prize next month, Cisco Systems, the Nobel Foundation's IT partner, sponsored a survey by Princeton Survey Research Associates of the 259 living laureates. Of the 71 who responded, 82% say ...

Many of the past century's great innovators say the Internet will hasten innovation during the next 20 years. They should know-they're Nobel laureates.

To mark the 100th anniversary of the Nobel Prize next month, Cisco Systems, the Nobel Foundation's IT partner, sponsored a survey by Princeton Survey Research Associates of the 259 living laureates. Of the 71 who responded, 82% say the Net will speed innovation over the next two decades; 83% say it will enhance productivity; and 69% say it could have hastened the completion of their own work. But 65% cite online privacy as a concern.