Who will invent the future now? / by urbanexus

I missed Walter Issacson's review of Jon Gertner's book about Bell Labs that appeared in the New York Times this past April. When I finally read it, It reminded me of the key role that Bell Labs played in originating the technology that led to solid state electronics and the Internet--literally changing the world.  It seems like we lack a similar institution to help us create the next technological leap.