Scholars say big ideas are getting harder to find

"Everywhere they looked, the researchers said they found clear evidence of how exponential investments in R&D have masked the decline in productivity. The tech industry's signature guidepost, Moore's Law, which marked its 52nd year in April, is a prime example.

Put another way, the number of researchers required today to maintain that innovative pace is more than 75 times larger than the number that was required in the early 1970s."


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