Obama to Make Technology a Hub, not Just a Spoke
According to NPR, Obama plans to seriously overhaul some technological aspects of the government and everyday American’s lives as well. He specifically mentioned hiring a Chief Technical Officer to coordinate government IT departments and making certain they’re using the best technology, to put government affairs online so that citizens can review what’s being spent on what and other decisions, and ensuring that everyone in the nation has access to broadband Internet.
The piece also pointed out that while the United States invented the Internet, we now rank 14th in broadband access and speeds. I dream of a President with the wisdom to see that making America a technological leader again, whether it be via the Internet, cell communication or automotive concerns, is an obvious step in continuing our ability to thrive as a people with such a high standard of living.