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Opinion - President-elect Barack Obama has made history and will have the chance to go along that path further in future years. If we look at technology especially, we see the so-far probably most tech-savvy president being confronted with a country that is in dire need of changes that affect technology infrastructure, research and innovation in many ways to catch up with other countries. Silicon Valley has been complaining for years that government has neglected a technology-focused promotion of education, but besides with, what can the IT industry expect from the new president? TG Daily re-visited Obama's speeches and highlight what we believe are the five most important technology promises, besides education.

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Most campaign promises are hard to achieve usually. If he gets one out of five, he's doing better than most. Net neutrality should be the primary focus of all of those.
 

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I haven't been a big supporter of Obama, but I keep hearing things like this that make me hopeful.
 

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I haven't been a big supporter of Obama, but I keep hearing things like this that make me hopeful.
Exact same story here. If he can get 1 and 2 done, he'll have gained most of my support.

Aren't 1 and 5 the same thing?

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See, Obama is also more tech saavy than other presidents (as stated by the article). So there is hope that there will be a push at least
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1 and 5 arnt the same, 1 is saying that the government would regulate bandwith/price, while 5 is saying that it will increase security for health records and such.
 

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Net neutrality, I like it.
 

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It's good to hear that he's somewhat tech savvy (at least in comparison to the general, old, shriveled up white guys that we get into government positions) and is wanting to preserve net neutrality...

Was starting to get a tad bit scared about the issue
 

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This is not political, we have news articles all the time about what governments are doing about tech related stuff, we have several on the 1st page right now! Just cause Obama's name is mentioned does not make this a political thread, this is 100% about governments role in the tech future. Do you want to close this thread: http://www.overclock.net/software-ne...-multiple.html ?

Or this one: http://www.overclock.net/software-ne...-multiple.html ?

Or this one: http://www.overclock.net/software-ne...watch-all.html ?
 
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For those who don't want to read the article:

1. Net neutrality
2. Broadband penetration
3. Wireless spectrum
4. H-1B visas and offshoring
5. Privacy

All i needed to see, thank you and good night.

Good stuff though, can't wait to see how he changes the country.
 

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5. Privacy

Unfortunately, our privacy legislation appears to be always one step behind when it comes to high tech and online scenarios. Obama proposed increased security for electronic health records to and new measures to restrict the use of personal information stored in electronic databases. Cyber-criminals are also on Obama's agenda: The President-elect promised he would improve the Federal Trade Commission enforcement budget to battle spam and fund the fight against phishing and malware.

I thought Privacy was about nobody being legally allowed to see what you're doing...
Boo. Misleading name.
 

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U know, i find it somewhat odd. The chair of the FCC was supposed to free up the unused parts of the spectrum a while ago, but he kept delaying the vote on it. He delayed it again two weeks before the election to a date after the election.

-sorry about the politics, but it pertains to the subject.
 

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For those who don't want to read the article:

1. Net neutrality
2. Broadband penetration
3. Wireless spectrum
4. H-1B visas and offshoring
5. Privacy
There is so many factors that come into play with all of these that it will be hard to predict what will happen and when.

It's also hard to predict when this thread will get locked, but just for fun I guess page 9.
 

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Yep, even if I don't support all of his policies, I hold out a lot of hope. These are some important points that could help a lot. Hopefully he'll pull through with all of these to make some changes on the internet.
 

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Guys...I'll let this thread fly as long as it stays to the topic at hand and not a debate over Capitalism vs. Socialism. You OG's know better....

Happens again, it's closed perm.
 
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