Who Would be The First Chief Technical Officer for The United States?

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Velcrow

Wow, you guys certainly give Al a lot of shit. Harsh. I don't necessarily agree with his global warming view either, but he would be a great proponent of alternative energy. That is the direction the country should be in now, not in 50 years. And I'm not just talking about gas for cars, I mean harnessing wind and solar power for housing and business. Not that I wouldn't mind an electric car.

And no, he didn't invent the Internet, but he was a strong proponent of that as well. Take a quick look on Wikipedia, you might actually be surprised. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Gore

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Keith E. Whisman

But alas Al Gore is too busy searching for his ManBearPig. Go get it Al.... BTW that Ozone hole is the same size it was in 1982 and Global Warming just happens to be happening on all the planets in our solar system. But Al still preaches we can stop it by not driving our SUV's..

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dedgar

I completely forgot about Al Gore. He could indeed be the one we need. After all, he invented the internet. So he really knows everything about it.

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Velcrow

I'm going with Al Gore. He knows the politics and is visionary. And as far as I know he has no particular bias for any one company.

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rayatwork05

Theres a reason 76% of people dont have the internets.  It's because the government fails to assist there needs, and rather provide wants.

 Although there is inherantly an advantage in having your country united through a general means of communication wether it be radio, eletronic, digital.

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horzo

Mostly irrelevant. Even if the President wants it and Congress like the idea, the US Gov't is essentially broke. We have a lot of problems to solve before we can start thinking about "broadband in every home."

 

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cbharris

I would go with Steve Ballmer.

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avanish11

I nominate Will Smith to be the CTO. Who's with me?

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dedgar

Butters for CTO !!!

Or how 'bout hackman2007 ???

one4u2c maybe ???????

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j.plath

i don't think that getting the internet to everyone should be a priority. but in the counrty that developed the internet, our broadband/telecom infrastructure ranks 15th in the world.  whether the govt can step in and help with that when the isps are more interested in adding bandwith caps than upgrading their networks, i don't know.

but i see the conversation focusing on the internet when technology has such a broad reach.  developing green tech, as was mentioned, is a worthwhile investment.   but i see the point where this officer would only be effective if they were to guide technology and help develop it, so long as they don't mandate it.

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maniacm0nk3y

Don't put a corporate entity in place. No bias is necesarry. We don't want "Microsoft ISP" to be anywhere, as any of those other companies either. I don't mind it that much if we get everyone online.

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icebird

China has a lot of experience managing technology on a national scale.  Maybe they could provide someone for the post?

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sirphunkee

"...managing technology on a national scale"    hahahahahahaha! well put!

Yes, the Chinese understand well the old adage, "any government that is big enough to give you everything you want is also big enough to take it all away"

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Keith E. Whisman

ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME I WANT TO DO IT!

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Rltyg

Come on, all of the sudden he decides to retire from Microsoft.  I could see them throwing all these big names in there just to hide the true target.  Love him or hate him, you just can't overlook what he has done for the Information technology sector.

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jacob.sorensen

How about Gordon? That way he could sit in D.C. ranting all the time.

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fake gordon mah ung

Only Gordon has the temperment and political acumen required for such a position.

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Dwood15

Great. More things for our government to spend on.

 Internet however nice is still only a priviledge and not a necessity.

 

I disagree with this 100%

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xs0u1x

oh god please not ballmer. i could see the riots now......

 put somebody in there thats not gonna stuff M$ products and services down our throats.......america would bsod and launch icbm's

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 "nuclear system experienced hardware failure.......plant lips firmly on ass and kiss goodbye"

 

hahah i could run with this all day. thanks for the material mpc!

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