December 13th, 2007

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Barrack Obama suggests a federal CTO and technology plan

Michael pointed out an Ars Technica article featuring Barrack Obama’s technology document.

Highlight include a federal CTO (“information czar”), bringing US broadband on par with other developed nations, and ensuring “schools, libraries, households, and hospitals” have access to broadband. The desired outcomes of these policies are meant to lower health care costs, improve “green” product research, improve education, create new jobs, and improve public safety.

Of course, I’d be most concerned about the public safety bit, since that could end up meaning more interlinked police recording devices on our streets, which is a topic I hope will get a bit more public debate WRT safety vs. security.