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Where is our largest technological plan?
By J.C.Melo The period, more or less one year before September 11. The White House Technology Advisor worked in mankind largest plan until now, to install a fantastic communications and IT network of 100 Mb/s in 100 million houses in next 10 years. A plan bigger than Kennedy's plan to place a man in Moon in 10 years.
The plan was being developed with a lot of priorities, 470 companies had already petitioned to participate and/or to invest, they discussed more suitable communications protocol among existent ones - as H.323 - and new ones, etc. The forecast was to announce it until end of 2002.
That plan had very big goals, among which I can remember:
01. e-Surgery 02. e-Physician 03. e-Education (all levels) 04. e-Training (for companies) 05. e-Business (B2B, B2C, C2B, and by voice) 06. Iterative TV 07. e-Movies 08. e-Security (Federal, State, Country, homes) 09. e-Elections 10. TV telephony 11. e-Police 12. e-Government (all between government and Citizens) 13. e-Theater 14. e-Conferences 15. e-Libraries 16. e-Sciences 17. e-Polls 18. e-Management 19. TeleCommuter (home work) 20. All IT processing and storage through distant data centers 21. An estimated 1,000,000 new companies
and more e-Xs that you can imagine.
In every moment that I thought of this plan, I lamented two things: first, to be 73-years old and probably cannot accompanies him in next 30 years, and second, dozens of technological ideas that I could suggest.
And then September 11 happened, main national priority moved to security matters, investments - government and privates - moved to another directions and people worried more about moment than with future.