La Fibra sorride alla vittoria di Obama

Alla fine pare che i voti elettorali saranno 349 a 163; anche oltre i 339 a 199 previsti.

L’organizzazione di Obama e’ stata capillare e coordinatissima. La piu’ grande extranet elettorale della storia. Una lezione per i nostri partiti, ma i nostri leader amano troppo la TV.. speriamo alle prossime elezioni…

Barack Obama is already using technology to transform presidential politics and to help unprecedented numbers of citizens take back the political process.

E’ stata l’elezione con i maggiori costi elettorali della storia, il doppio del primo mandato Bush. Si dice che Internet abbia fatto la differenza nella raccolta fondi, ma non è così.

Link: Campaign Costs Dwarf Millions Raised By Kerry and Bush in 2004.

But in an analysis of the 800-page file on fundraising and spending
submitted by Obama under election law, the Washington Post found that
only a quarter of the $600m raised so far had come from small donors.

Comunque e’ un dato da non sottolineare, e in forte crescita. Ma non sottovalutiamo che ha preso i soldi dalle stesse lobby che hanno spinto anche gli altri.

L’esito mi sembra sia riassumibile cosi’: a gennaio gli USA avranno un presidente ed un parlamento democratico;
con un parlamento che sara’ ancora piu’ progressista del suo presidente, che dovra’ essere piu’ moderato.

Obama dice molte cose degne di nota.

  1. garantire la neutralita’ della rete. gli effetti di cio’ arriveranno anche in Europa
  2. proteggere i bambini garantendo il primo amendamento
  3. aumentare la tutela della privacy
  4. rendere il governo trasparente via internet
  5. nominera’ un "Chief Technical Officer" (direttore tecnico) del governo
  6. Internet sara’ il nuovo servizio universale (non piu’ telefonia!)  favorira’ la creazione di una rete a banda larga (anche rivedendo le assegnazioni dello spettro delle frequenze)

Bambini:

  • An Obama administration will encourage the creation of Public Media 2.0., the next generation of public media that will create the Sesame Street of the Digital Age and other video and interactive programming that educates and informs. Obama will support the transition of existing public broadcasting entities and help renew their founding vision in the digital world.
  • Obama will work to give parents the tools to prevent reception of programming that they find offensive on television and on digital media. Obama will encourage improvements to the existing voluntary rating system, exploiting new technologies like tagging and filtering, so that parents can better understand what content their children will see, and have the tools to respond. Private entities like Common Sense Media are pursuing a “sanity not censorship” approach, which can serve as a model for how to use technology to empower parents without offending the First Amendment.
  • Obama will encourage industry not to show inappropriate adult-oriented commercial advertising during children’s programming.
  • On the Internet, Obama will require that parents have the option of receiving parental controls software that not only blocks objectionable Internet content but also prevents children from revealing personal information through their home computer.(1)
  • To further protect children online, Obama supports tough penalties, increased enforcement resources and forensic tools for law enforcement, and collaboration between law enforcement and the private sector to identify and prosecute people who abuse the Internet to try to exploit children. (2)

(1) Questo’ e’ stato fatto in Italia nel 2003 con il codice di autoregolamentazione Internet e minori.
(2) e’ il concetto di anonimato protetto che cerco di promuovere: garantire l’anonimato (c’e’ un’altra parte sulla privacy che non riporto, che’ porta il focus piu’ vicino a cio’ che gia’ facciamo in Europa) e la possibilita’ delle forze dell’ordine di identificare i soggetti che delinquono.

Trasparenza:

  • Making government data available online in universally accessible formats to allow citizens to make use of that data to comment, derive value, and take action in their own communities. Greater access toenvironmental data, for example, will help citizens learn about pollution in their communities, provide information about local conditions back to government and empower people to protect themselves.
  • Establishing pilot programs to open up government decision-making and involve the public in the work of agencies, not simply by soliciting opinions, but by tapping into the vast and distributed expertise of the American citizenry to help government make more informed decisions. (1)
  • Requiring his appointees who lead Executive Branch departments and rulemaking agencies to conduct the significant business of the agency in public, so that any citizen can watch a live feed on the Internet as the agencies debate and deliberate the issues that affect American society. He will ensure that these proceedings are archived for all Americans to review, discuss and respond. He will require his appointees to employ all the technological tools available to allow citizens not just to observe, but also to participate and be heard in these meetings.
  • Restoring the basic principle that government decisions should be based on the best-available, scientifically-valid evidence and not on the ideological predispositions of agency officials.
  • Lifting the veil from secret deals in Washington with a web site, a search engine, and other web tools that enable citizens easily to track online federal grants, contracts, earmarks, and lobbyist contacts with government officials.
  • Giving the American public an opportunity to review and comment on the White House website for five days before signing any non-emergency legislation.
  • Bringing democracy and policy deliberations directly to the people by requiring his Cabinet officials to have periodic national online town hall meetings to answer questions and discuss issues before their agencies.
  • Employing technologies, including blogs, wikis and social networking tools, to modernize internal, cross-agency, and public communication and information sharing to improve government decisionmaking. (1)

(1) Gli cediamo il dominio wikidemocracy.org ?

Direttore tecnico del governo

  • Obama will appoint the nation’s first Chief Technology Officer (CTO) to ensure that our government and all its agencies have the right infrastructure, policies and services for the 21st century. The CTO will ensure the safety of our networks and will lead an interagency effort, working with chief technology and chief information officers of each of the federal agencies, to ensure that they use best-in-class technologies and share best practices. (1)
  • The CTO will have a specific focus on transparency, by ensuring that each arm of the federal government makes its records open and accessible as the E-Government Act requires. The CTO will also focus on using new technologies to solicit and receive information back from citizens to improve the functioning of democratic government.
  • The CTO will also ensure technological interoperability of key government functions. For example, the Chief Technology Officer will oversee the development of a national, interoperable wireless network for local, state and federal first responders as the 9/11 commission recommended. This will ensure that fire officials, police officers and EMTs from different jurisdictions have the ability to communicate with each other during a crisis and we do not have a repeat of the failure to deliver critical public services that occurred in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
  • In the 21st century, our economic success will depend not only on economic analysis but also on technological sophistication and direct experience in this powerful engine of our economy. In an Obama administration, the government’s economic policy-making organizations and councils will include individuals with backgrounds in our technology industry. (2)

(1) come il CNIPA…
(2) anche in Italia, uguaglio uguaglio… (classe 31)

Banda Larga:

  • Redefine “broadband:” The Federal Communications Commission today defines “broadband” as an astonishingly low 200 kbps. This distorts federal policy and hamstrings efforts to broaden broadband access. Obama will define “broadband” for purposes of national policy at speeds demanded by 21st century business and communications.
  • Universal Service Reform: Obama will establish a multi-year plan with a date certain to change the Universal Service Fund program from one that supports voice communications to one that supports affordable broadband, with a specific focus on reaching previously un-served communities.
  • Unleashing the Wireless Spectrum: Obama will confront the entrenched Washington interests that have kept our public airwaves from being maximized for the public’s interest. Obama will demand a review of existing uses of our wireless spectrum. He will create incentives for smarter, more efficient and more imaginative use of government spectrum (1) and new standards for commercial spectrum to bring affordable broadband to rural communities that previously lacked it. He will ensure that we have enough spectrum for police, ambulances and other public safety purposes.
  • Bringing Broadband to our Schools, Libraries, Households and Hospitals: Obama will recommit America to ensuring that our schools, libraries, households and hospitals have access to next generation broadband networks. He will also make sure that there are adequate training and other supplementary resources to allow every school, library and hospital to take full advantage of the broadband connectivity.
  • Encourage Public/Private Partnerships (2): Obama will encourage innovation at the local level through federal support of public/private partnerships that deliver real broadband to communities that currently lack it.

(1) Avevo documentato la possibilita’ e suggerito la cosa al governo precedente e delle riflessioni erano in corso; adesso il tema ricevera’ nuovo impulso e l’Italia, seppure con un po’ di ritardo, probabilmente seguira’.
(2) Una cosa simile l’ho letta da qualche parte… 😉

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