I've been thinking a lot today. The past year has been a whirlwind and I can only see a future that gets increasingly busy as we add networks, tools, websites, interfaces, meetings, etc. to our lives. Over the years I've posted to a couple dozen different blogs, multiple Twitter feeds, Facebook sites, magazines, state websites, etc. Some activities, I keep doing every day, while others have become sporadic. Amidst all this activity, I'm still unsatisfied with what we have been able to obtain (we being the global community). I generally view myself as part of a global community and collaborate with people in the field around the world, not just in the U.S.
- We need to achieve a new transportation paradigm. Our current system (the automobile) is over 100 years old. Yes, we've added air travel and high speed trains, but those are still not as convenient as what the next transportation paradigm needs to be.
- Let's build a new U.S. city from the ground, up... something that incorporates every future concept we can imagine.
- We need to do much more than just automate government. I think we need a national initiative that looks at the entire structure of government and how to rebuild it in a way that leverages the technologies of the 21st century.
- Let's pay attention to what's happening globally. I think we're also not far from real-time voice translation which will be pretty cool. And if Europe can do what they're doing to collaborate and work together across boundaries, why can't we do the same thing in the Americas?
- Yes, healthcare needs to take a smaller portion of the GNP and it needs to deliver more. Why isn't our average life span over 100 yet? with a higher quality of life of course.