10 ideas that should be on the next president’s tech agenda

10 ideas that won’t be on the next president’s tech agenda, but should be

As November 8th creeps closer, we’ve still heard little from our presidential candidates about a key policy area: technology. There’s no denying the growing role of technology in our economy, in our culture, and in our lives, and yet the conversation to date has been somewhat limited to a myopic sliver of the tech universe— the place where privacy and homeland security overlap. Campaign season should be more than just stump speeches; it’s a chance for us to evaluate how our future leader will handle the many tech opportunities and challenges ahead. In the absence of a clear vision from any of the candidates, we’ve laid out a tech agenda that could drive innovation in health and safety, create new high-paying jobs and help us prepare for the dramatic technological advancements we’ll see during this next president’s tenure. Ubiquitous. Gigabit. Wireless. For everyone. Our next president should rethink the way the federal government allocates spectrum. The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology’s 2012 report laid the framework for taking advantage of the massive public resource we call the RF spectrum, proposing increased efficiency via sharing. With shared access between the public, telecom and mobile carriers, and the government, we can clear the way for incredibly fast wireless across the country. This would open up opportunities for new service providers, increase competition, and ensure the maximum possible utilization of this valuable asset— all while addressing our nation’s spiraling data needs . The U.N. has classified internet access as a basic human right yet 1 in 10 people in our country still lack access at home ; it’s time we connect millions of offline Americans to jobs, education, and the online economy. Create Federal User Experience Guidelines to enable better citizen interactions. Apple has HIG , Android has Material […]