A key reason for my passions for new technologies and models, like Cloud Computing and Open Government, is that I believe they are the key to finally addressing what have been intractable issues in our society, most notably poverty. Hence the Campaign2020.us project.
So what role can cyberinfrastructure play? Well it’s as much a question as it is an answer. What do you think?
The main points I’d highlight are:
- Broadband economic impact – The relationship between availability of broadband Internet infrastructure and local economic development.
- Open Policy Innovation – The ability to harness the new Web 2.0 culture to engage citizens not only in providing feedback on government policies in these areas, but to actually “crowdsource” what these policies are.
- Cyber Innovation – Online virtual worlds and business models are considerably more powerful than the offline ones we currently use to deliver Government services.