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Consider how many Americans there are who have viable, patentable inventions but cannot afford to get international patent rights. If the gov. reduced such barrier and actually helped such innovators protect their new products, these could be manufactured and/or sold internationally and tremendously strengthen our national economy while reducing the trade deficit.
Take a look at sites/platforms like Quirky.com and Kickstarter.com. It looks like the private sector has taken over when the gov. is still treading water.
I want to emphasize the need for web-based apps (or offline programs) which seamlessly allow entrepreneurs to bring ideas to fruition. From initial concept all the way to manufacturing, programming, financing, etc. We need to tap our collective brilliance while ensuring that those with brilliant ideas are protected/rewarded accordingly and, if needed, are guided through the development process effectively, efficiently, ...more »
Allow citizens to vote using the internet and thus make democracy a reality. Think of the 600 million Facebook users voting on issues in real-time. We could move forward instead of stagnating. We could also fire all of our 'representatives' on capital hill. At least use the power of instant communications/feedback to gauge what people want to do with tax dollars. How about letting us see exactly (itemized) how are tax ...more »